Late last year, my wife and I wanted to combine my love of photography with our shared love of travel, exploring, and just getting into adventures together. We decided to work on a personal photo project. For the project, we are attempting to visit every county in the state of Georgia in the 2021 Calendar year. During these travels, one of my goals is to take an interesting photo in each county. And, I want to take the pictures on film.
Today, I have 5 frames I would like to share with you. The photos were taken while out and about on one of these adventures exploring rural Georgia. For this trip we decided to keep it close and traveled just a few hours east of our home in Atlanta.
When we left the house, the weather forecast called for gray, so my plan was to spend most of it shooting black and white. But as the day went on, I wanted to use my Pentax K1000, which was already loaded with a roll of Ektar 100. I brought it for a reason. I wanted to shoot something in color. Now, I haven’t been shooting Ektar 100 for long. I am not a seasoned analog shooter. If I’m counting correctly, I’ve only shot 4 or 5 rolls of color film but even with my lack of experience, I know Ektar loves color, and it loves light. I had the color, but I lacked the perfect light. I decided to shoot anyway.
For me, Ektar is precisely what I want in a film, especially for colorful scenes; I prefer what others may see as oversaturation. It’s the look I was always going for when I shot digital, but now I’m getting it straight from the camera. Ok, straight from the camera, processed in some chemicals, converted to digital via scanner, then inverted and color corrected via a third-party plug-in.
The photos I shared with you today were developed by me using the Cinestill Cs41 kit. The negatives were scanned and processed with a Plustek 8100 and the Negative Lab Pro plug-in for Lightroom
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