For me, nothing quite sparks the imagination like finding an old country road. What adventures lie down its dusty path? Where does it take you if followed to the end? Who is waiting there with a map and a story? With so much known in the world, it is comforting to find things that are unknown and keep imagination alive.
This photo is a few years older and captured on my first roll of Velvia 50, I can’t get the colors right, and fairly sure if the slide was found it could be scanned and processed better, but there is something about this photo that draws me to it. The light, that day, take me back to the moment I pulled over to grab this shot so many years ago.
Shot on Velvia 50 with my Leica M3 and 21mm lens.
This photo is a few years old when I first started getting back into film and picked up a M3. Seeing the amazing colors of Velvia 50 it was all that was used for a little while until I figured out the best things to use it for (landscape, sunsets, NOT people). I was on a nature hike in Gainesville with a roll of Velvia 50 loaded and ready when I can across this young gopher tortoise. This native Floridian reptile is threatened and always a treat to see in the wild!
A stormy day on a beach in Boca Raton. Stopped by this park for work and had the Leica M3 with some Fuji Acros 100 loaded up and took this photo. Unfortunately when the contrast is cranked up this film’s silky smooth grain is lost. Still not too bad though…