Another Paris shot. I'm finding there is no point to trying to correct the colours. I'm liking these shots just the way they look. It's a shame the Kodachrome look won't ever be revisited.
I've been scanning slides from the family archive. This shot is 1956 Paris I believe. I'm hoping to eventually make a book out of it. The shots will be very random but at least they will be easier to see than as mounted slides in a dusty box in a draw.
The second shot of the roll that I took with the Holga when I went to Nara. This was the only other shot that worked.I have to say, I do enjoy the Holga's randomness when it comes to focus, colours, tones etc. You've usually either got an instant hit or a complete failure. This, I think was shot with Velvia 100.
In an effort to keep a balance between a holiday and taking photos I too my digital camera and a Holga to Nara. Using Brett's trusty 1000 year old Velvia (that apparently had a speed range between 100 - 1000) I managed to squeeze about 3 semi usable shots out of the roll (not the films fault. Bloody f8 at 100 ASA!)I'm happy with the result. For some reason I value this a lot more than the 500+ digital shots I took that I have not posted.
A shot from the mini world series from tha archives. This one has not seen the light of day yet.
Reflections in a dam north of Sydney Australia.
Lane 3 Narrabeen pool. Yet another taken in the same spot.
The sky was amazing. Basically exactly like it is in the picture. After being away from Australia for so long I couldn't understand why the beach was not full of people. Instead, to my complete joy, there was almost no one there. One swimmer in the pool, a few joggers on the beach...the atmosphere was fantastic. Just the sound of crashing waves and this amazing sky that was changing by the minute.
Going out on the rocks (near where the pole in the photo is) was my biggest worry. I wore my shoes, worried that I'd slip with 2 camera's and a bag full of lenses which was a bit of a mistake. Ended up having to trash the shoes. During the shoot I discovered the tide coming in which made for some seriously wet jeans and a slightly wet camera bag but no real damage done.
Managed to take 11 rolls while I was out before it got too light.
And to finish off the morning I found a great cafe close by serving excellent lattes, muffins and fresh fruit and yogurt.
If you have a chance to go to Sydney I highly recommend shooting a beach sunrise. But do yourself a favor and make sure you know a great cafe near by for after. It's the only way to finish off a morning.