December 2001. Neon signs reflected in puddles. Some of these are exquisite.
The signs are along San Pablo, Solano, Shattuck, and University in Berkeley.
I went back to film for this little project, since current digital cameras can't take long exposures. I used Fuji Sensia 400 slide film in an Olympus OM-4. The camera has off-the-film metering, which means if the light changes while it's taking the picture it automatically changes the length of the exposure. This feature was essential, but even so I still had a few bad exposures.
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Slide CDs 9709 & 9708