In addition to bringing my Nikon Df camera (as well as my BlackBerry PRIV camera phone) with me on my Washington State trip, I brought three film cameras with me as well – my Leica M3 35mm shooter (“Leica Green”), my Krasnogorsk ФT-2 super-ultra-wide panoramic shooter (“Raskolnikov”), and, just for the heck of it, my AGFA Clack 120 rollfilm shooter.
I used all three of the film cameras on my vacation, including shots at Mt. Rainier and at the Carbon River, as well as shots on the flight home. Of course, I couldn’t just drop the film off at the local Walgreens in downtown Tumwater. No, I needed to take these images to my trusted film developing company – McGreevy Pro Lab in downtown Albany. Trust me, I’m not in a hurry, I can wait to see how these pictures develop – so to say.
So… how did my three film shooters do?
Raskolnikov spent some time at the Carbon River near Mt. Rainier, and i photographed some deep shots off a one-lane bridge that spanned the river. I used some Japanese Ektachrome Dyna 100 as a test film, and eventually flipped the film into a black and white construct. And I got this.
Not bad… it’s been a while since I’ve used Raskolnikov, so it’s nice to get that old Soviet shooter some fresh air, shall we say.
I used the AGFA Clack for some “off the wing” photos on my way home from the vacation. These were captured with Kodak Ektar 100 film, and then boosted in PhotoShop.
There’s definitely potential here … perhaps next time I take a flight, I’ll demand a window seat so I can get some more atmospheric experiences.
As for Leica Green … well, that little shooter made it to Mt. Rainier itself, and I took some shots of the ice-capped mountain with some foliage in the foreground. this was captured with Fuji Velvia 50.
So from this trip, I’ve definitely netted a few “short list” photos for 2018’s Competition Season. Between the Leica Green shot, along with The Mahari Stream and Leica is a Tourist and a couple of others, I think I might have a good candidate or three for next year.
Of course, having candidates is one thing…
Are any of these images strong enough, however, to break the Syracurse?
Yep. You saw what I did there…