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

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Old Country Road

Old Country Road

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.

Gopher tortoise on film

Gopher tortoise on film

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!