About a week ago I went to visit MacLeay Park in Portland. The park is one of my favorites not only for its natural beauty but because of all the Portland history behind it. I’m a huge history buff.
I was intending to use up the last few shots on my current roll of film, but nothing caught my eye. After enjoying the park for a while, ice cold rain started to fall so I called it a day and headed back to my car.
About a block away I noticed this scene and knew I’d found something special. This old Lincoln with New Jersey plates and ‘suicide’ doors was sitting next to a dead end sign. It was just what I was looking for.
I just got a roll of Kodak T-Max 400 film back from the lab. The pictures are incredible! I just don’t think I would be able to reproduce this same look with digital.
I took this photo in Chicago right after Thanksgiving. If you’re a Dark Knight fan like me you’ll get the reference.
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Kodachrome was the world’s most popular color film from 1935 until it was sadly discontinued in 2009. As a slide film, opposed to negative, the colors are exceptional. There are hundreds of thousands of Kodachrome slides for sale on line. If you find a picture you like, you can buy it and digitally scan it to make prints. You can also do it the old- fashioned way: analogue.
I found this slide on eBay and I’m having an analogue print made of it for my dad as a Christmas gift. My dad loves trains so I thought this would be neat. There’s a shop in Portland called Blue Moon Camera that will make analogue prints and enlargements on light sensitive paper if you bring them developed film. I can’t wait to see how this turns out!
I decided to make a small investment into a Nikon film camera that would be inexpensive and still work with my current lenses. After doing some research, I ended up finding a Nikon N80 on Ebay for $35! When my family visited a few weeks ago, my mom brought me a roll of Kodak Porta 400 to shoot. Film photography is a blast! The colors are incredible and the dynamic range is way better than anything I could get with a digital camera that costs 100x as much as my N80. I am definitely hooked, and currently working on a roll of T-Max 400. More photos to come!