Thursday, August 28, 2014

Portland, OR (2014)

Ilford XP2 Super 400

I took to the streets of Portland, OR on my latest trip.
Long story short: Found B&W film that could be developed with Color film,
and decided to test it on my Leica Mini II.
If the film performs this well on a point and shoot, I can only imagine the possibilities with an SLR and manual settings.

Like always, Thank you for taking the time to view my blog.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New York, New York - Jan/2014 -

Hello people!
My most recent trip took me to New York, New York.
It was pretty interesting to say the least.

You know, lately I have been struggling to stay focused and happy.

This trip was a much needed one.
I was with great company, and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
This is fast forwarding a little bit, but when we were in our hotel room I told them to look up John Pinette (My favorite Comedian) and oh goodness I laughed so much, my whole body was having laughing pains, and my nose was leaking, I was crying, and was having a hard time breathing. I must say that was the highlight of my trip, being able to share a great laugh with great company.
Oh and the hotel we stayed in was located right next to a Pizza Place that sold pizza for a dollar!!
I was in heaven.

I set a goal for my trip and that was to photograph 100 people, just 100. I didn't end up following through. Something didn't feel right.

I found that some of the streets of New York are riddled with graffiti, and it was beautiful.
Besides all that I had a great time photographing what I could and did.
Although I found my self struggling to photograph a lot.

On this trip I took my Nikon D7000 with the 35mm lens (Only lens I own), My Iphone, and my Leica Mini II.
This time around I bought ISO800 Fujifilm Superia X-Tra and it wasn't all that, although some of the colors did come out quite nice. Besides that I think going through the checkpoints and not taking out my film may have ruined it, a little.
I still enjoyed some of the shots taken with the camera.

So I discovered that my comfort-zone for film lies between ISO100 and ISO400, and I prefer Kodak Portra.

We live and learn.
Well thanks for reading this far, if you have, and thanks for clicking the link to see the images!