My Nikkormat EL’s shutter is capping, leaving a black stripe across the top of every photo. It was bummed to find it out after putting film through it. But I hated to waste the images, so I cropped them creatively to make the most I could out of them. My careful compositions could not be salvaged, but several of the photos remained interesting on some level anyway. 16×9 was the aspect ratio I used most. Here are a bunch of those cinematically scaled photographs, on Fomapan 100 through the 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 Zoom Nikkor.
Downtown Indianapolis, the former L. S. Ayres building dappled with reflected evening sun.
From the roof of the building in which I work in Downtown Indianapolis, looking northwest.
Through a conference-room window at work, looking at balconies in a neighboring building. It’s always amusing during a meeting when residents come out in their houseclothes, or sometimes even less, to sip coffee or sun themselves.
Waterman Hardware, one of the oldest continually operating businesses in Indianapolis, on the Michigan Road southeast of Downtown.
The New Bethel Ordinary. I hear their pizza is to die for. Garlic and onions chew my insides alive so I’ll never find out. In Wanamaker, a community in far southeastern Indianapolis on the Michigan Road.
The New Bethel Ordinary’s patio. Spot the Michigan Road sign!
The northwest corner of Shelbyville’s Public Square. Another Michigan Road town.
Some of these photos have a bottom-heavy feel to them given what I had to crop out. But as documentary photos they’re still okay.
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Last updated on 19 March 2020 by Jim Grey