I've started this blog post at least half a dozen times over the past couple of months. Something always comes up or the website crashes or I simply try to make it too detailed, so I end up throwing in the towel and trying again the next week (only to fail again...). Anyways, I've decided to only post my favorites from the most recent two rolls I shot last week. Maybe eventually I'll go back and fill in with my winter images (spoiler alert: there weren't a ton).
First ones were made with my Olympus XA on Portra400 rated at 800 and pushed a stop. I love the Olympus because it's really easy and small. It's a point and shoot that's perfect for daily life.
The next images are only of my oldest daughter. It's rare that I manage to get her to cooperate for the camera, so I'm very happy to have these. These were shot on my Mamiya 645 1000s with Fuji 400H. I rated the film at 200 and shot wide open at f1.9, so several of them were not tack sharp. It doesn't bother me on most of them, although I was kind of bummed to discover that I preferred them converted to black and white. I suppose I just prefer Portra for skin tones and Fuji for nature.
So that's it for now! We're leaving in a few days to go overseas for a couple of weeks...England, France, and Scotland. I should receive lots of (hopefully) beautiful scans in May from that adventure and will share them then. Fingers crossed for good weather while we're gone!