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Petersburg in the rain/ 15 Small Adventures

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Back in January we were on the east coast for a few days around my birthday I wanted to march and document The Women's March on Washington. I will never regret that decision it was a wonderful experience.
We drove up the day before the March from North Carolina with Marley, Rory, John my husband and my mother in law who is actually a pretty good driver(thanks Barbara). She asked if we wanted to stop anywhere and when I saw the sign on the highway for Historical Petersburg I said sure lets stop in Petersburg kind of a spur of the moment decision which are my favorite. It had been raining and drizzling all day but we were considered lucky that the temp wasn't colder as it typically can be that time of year. The town was dead streets mostly empty kind of perfect for pictures I was shooting with a borrowed Mamiya 7 which is a great camera to shoot with but I do not think I did a great job framing buildings. It was slightly difficult not to get the camera wet and I was kind of trying to make it quick that's my excuse haha. I know I need lots of time to get the shots I want but I really just wanted to test this camera out so Im ok with these photos enough to post them here.
 So Petersburg stays on the list I will definitely have to revisit in the future and shoot again till then...
Here are some photos of Petersburg shot with the first run of Cinestill800 for medium format shot in the  Mamiya7 w/ a  80mm lens.


Petersburg in the Rain

Petersburg in the Rain

Petersburg in the Rain

Petersburg in the Rain

Petersburg in the Rain

Yashica Mat 124 G

Monday, May 1, 2017
In love with my Yashicamat 124G I got from shop goodwill I cleaned the lenses and stuck a roll of Kodak400tx in it. Developed the roll here at home and wow it works perfectly I am feeling pretty lucky. This camera is easy to use and even has a built in light meter that is fairly accurate just about a stop off. Its very light and easy to carry around your neck for long periods of time. I look forward to adding this in my circulation of cameras I use on the regular welcome back to life Yashicamat 124G.

Yashica-mat (3)
Yashica-mat (6)

Yashica-mat (2)

Yashicamat 124G

Yashicamat 124G

Yashicamat 124G

Roma /14

Sunday, April 2, 2017


Colosseo
This was the first picture I took in Rome it was early in the morning and I was with no light meter because I decided not to bring it ha not sure that was the right choice. I know I could probably make it more acceptable in PS but I like it just the way it is. When I look at it I can remember my excitement to be back in this beautiful city.

Colosseo/Roma

people walking in frame crop

Senate

Roma

Alley
These photo scans are the Cinestill film I received in my backer kit If you want to know more about cinestill film here is a LINK

I made it to Italy without having to put my film through the x-ray machine unfortunately leaving Rome I was not as lucky.I am not really sure if that made any difference It does maybe look like I have light leak but I am getting that body serviced so hopefully I can retest and really find out if it was just equipment failure. Because This roll was shot in full sunlight I do not really think I fully explored this film thoroughly. I have have several rolls left that are sitting in my freezer awaiting the right moment. I will make sure I write a few more posts about the film once I really have felt I explored more with it.
(update) I just recieved some Cinestill800 120 film from processing and it was completely blank so bummed not sure if it was because it was cinestills first run or developing issues. The camera I had it in was recently fully serviced and I feel really confident it wasn't from the camera.