Experimenting with a new film to me, Kentmere 100. It’s made by the same people that make Ilford, but is a much cheaper option. I like the resulting crispness and well as the grimy grain combination. Seems great for street photos.
The pictures are from around our Upper Ninth neighborhood including Saint Vincent De Paul Cemetery, where I don’t quite feel safe walking around with my cameras alone, but enjoy the scenery very much.
Upper 9th, New Orleans, LA
Nikon F2 - Kentmere 100
Justice. Oakland, CA
Olympus OM-1//Kodak 400TX
This January marks the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, the last land battle fought on American soil between the United States and a foreign enemy. This here monument was intended to be like the one in DC, but after working on it for years, they concluded the ground was to soft to support such a design and capped the top about halfway as tall as it was supposed to be.
Each year they do reenactments of the battle on the closest weekend to the original. Looking forward to getting some pictures of the event this January which should be huge with the bicentennial happening.
Chalmette Battlefield, Louisiana
Nikon F2 /w expired Kodak T400 CN
Eli Shell: Champion of Adventure.
Over the Labor Day Weekend we made our way out to the Sierras for some camping and a music festival. We rinsed away our hangovers with a mid-morning dip in beautiful Bass Lake. Eli is sporting an awesome paper adventure hat from Wal-Mart that he purchased for $3.
Mamiya C330//Kodak TMax 400
Dawn at the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA. A couple weeks ago Eli and I got up around 4:30 AM to make our way to the Golden Gate bridge for an early morning shoot. I was surprised (and a bit disappointed) by the lack of fog that morning. I guess we’ll have to try again. I am happy with how this picture turned out, it was a bit challenging to calculate exposure time for an environment that was getting lighter. In the end I did four minutes at f22.
We also discovered it is very difficult to find breakfast in Sausalito at 8:30 on a Saturday morning, but when we did it was glorious!
Mamiya C330//Kodak Portra 400
These pictures are from a previous trip I’d taken to Fort Macomb State Historic Site last month, only with a film this time. From the exterior wide shot you can see the moat that surrounds the fort, which extends 3/4 of the way around it creating a water crescent. This was some expired film and I got some different “colors” to the black and white. Not sure if it was an exposure deal or an expired film deal.
Nikon F2 w/ Kodak T400CN