The future of film

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I don’t know what the future of 35mm film is, but it seems uncertain at best. Kodak and Fuji have stopped making many emulsions, and most of the developing machines have disappeared from corner drug stores never to be replaced. This makes it more difficult, and expensive, for those who may want to try it out, or pick it back up again. Thankfully we have folks like Japan Camera Hunter, Camera Film Photo and FILM Ferrania (just to name a few) working at keeping the film scene alive.

As much as I enjoy digital, there is truly nothing like film. The limited number of frames, the waiting to develop or process the film, the joy of looking at your slides through a projector or on a light table, just can’t be duplicated by the digital experience. There is certainly room for both, and I sure hope film is still around when my daughters grow up.

Velvia 50 project: Backyard Sunsets

The new baby, work and life in general has kept me busy. Too busy to post more here, unfortunately. Hopefully today will make up for it. I started a project a few months ago and now it is complete and ready to share!

Not a 365 project, more like a 36 project; 36 frames of Velvia 50 to be precise. Living on a lake has the benefit of viewing beautiful sunsets over the water, so I figured since I’m homebound these days that I would load up a roll of Velvia 50 in my Leica M6, slap on the Voigtlander 21mm f4 and take a photo when one of these sunsets took place. They scanned a little darker than I would have liked, but the point is made. Enjoy!

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Leica M6 Velvia 50

Not her too…..

Not her too..

Poor Beezle. After years of having his picture taken by me, he thought that having kids would take the spotlight off of him. Now that Emily is old enough to start following in her daddy’s footsteps he has started anew! No rest for the weary…