Fields of Gold

These quick shots were taken of the sun setting over fields of barley and wheat, as we made our way home from a long day of fishing out in the sticks on a late summer evening.
Fields of Gold 1Fields of Gold 3Taken on Canon AE-1 Program using Kodak Ektar 100 film.



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  1. Beautiful shots Annie, I love the colours!!

  2. The quality of these photos is amazing, what lens do you use?

    • Thanks Laura! Currently I just have the standard Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 lens that was with the camera when I found it but I definitely want to invest in a few more at some point. I don’t really know much about them to be honest, are there any essentials you would suggest?

      • I have only just got my first film camera and still do not have a clue how to use it but some lenses came with it, when I have got to grips and learnt it, I’ll let you know! I think I have that lens, but feel to do the camera justice I should read the manual – silly I know, any tips?

  3. The first shot is beautiful, love the deep shadows with the intense burst of colour from the setting sun.

  4. I think that both of these photographs are superb, I love everything about them, the shadows, the light, the colour palette. What kind of metering did you use, I would love to get great sunset shots like these.

    • Thank you so much, what a complement. If I remember correctly I actually had the camera set to the program (auto) mode for these shots as I wasn’t really sure about setting exposure/shutter speed then and I remember I was in a real rush to get these shots as I was standing in the middle of the road. The Program mode on the Canon AE-1 Program does fantastically well in a great variety of situations in my opinion, though I try not to use it as much now (purely so I can have more control & learn more about using the camera). Sorry, I know all that isn’t much help!

      • I am lousy with manual settings, the best I think i can do is aperture priority or shutter speed priroty, but even then I doubt myself, Although I dont go out just looking for stuff to photograph (perhaps i should). I actually went looking for the camera that you used on eBay after seeing these piccs but i didnt win the auction, just as well really, I think I need to practice with what I have first.

  5. Oh my goodness! This is so incredibly beautiful!

  6. What a spectacular light!

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