Parental Workout




Children, and grandchildren, can be quite the workout for a parent, or grandparent. In this instance I headed out with my granddaughter and her dad for a bit of play in her favourite park. She now lives out of town and really enjoys nostalgic visits to the places she remembers from before the move.

This is another roll from my backlog, developed months ago, but only scanned a few days ago. I shot this roll at ISO100, as a bit of an experiment. I don’t think it is improved on the results I normally get at box speed, everything is a bit more pastel, and that can be nice, but nothing here makes me want to do this all the time with this film.

While the dad got exercise, I gave my Canon Elan 7N a workout, running a full roll of Agfa Vista 200 through while my son-in-law ran end to end of the zip line and my granddaughter grinned and shouted with delight. I made so many photos because I was trying to work out how to get in-focus shots on the zip line, which took a bit of work. I found that tracking my granddaughter as she came to me sort of worked, and that AI Focus Servo (a setting I never use) seemed helpful too. More depth of field vs shorter exposure times is always a tricky compromise in these kinds of situations. I don’t remember which shot was with what setting, and was distracted from note taking by being with family. So essentially I learned little from this exercise by leaving it so long till scanning. Sigh. What I did learn (or remember once again) is let the son-in-law do the chasing (even though I am the one that needs the exercise).






To see an enlarged version of any image in the gallery below, click on it and then navigate to others with the arrows or with swiping.


2016-43: Canon Elan 7N; 50mm/f1.4; Agfa Vista 200 exposed at ISO100, commercially developed and scanned.





4 thoughts on “Parental Workout

  1. Reblogged this on burnt embers and commented:

    Well, it seems to be family day around Burnt Embers today, but not on purpose. These shots of my granddaughter are from May, or thereabouts, but scanned earlier this week.

    The whole roll can be seen at 52 Rolls, and there are some nice shots of this cutie! To get there use this link . This is my 43rd roll posted for the year, badly out of sequence due to a long layoff. But I am getting caught up 🙂


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