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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Film Friday - A Whole Roll of Velvia After a Storm in the Dominican Republic

For this Film Friday I thought I'd repeat the exercise of putting up a whole roll of film (which is 12 photos when you shoot 120 film in a 6x6 camera, as I do). I did this once before with a roll of black and white film in Montreal, but that roll was shot over two days, while this roll I shot in maybe an hour and a half after a rainstorm one evening.

I love the moodiness of these photos, but I also can't help but think that they're a bit too dark to really feel like me, and I'm not overly pleased with the way the shadows are rendering - no real detail, but they don't go to black quite either. I've played with them in Lightroom and so they're better, but still not quite the way I want them. I don't know if it's an issue with shooting the film in a way that doesn't show it to its best advantage, or if it's been scanned wrong, or if this is just maybe how it's supposed to look.

Anyway, that aside, there's still a lot I love about these beach shots. They're much less sunny than the photos I've posted in the past two weeks. I'd love to hear what you think in the comments.

We walked along this beach almost every evening to find a restaurant for dinner, hand in hand. Evan pretended to be annoyed when I would stop to take a photo, but I think he's really become inured to it at this point. We were often the only ones on the beach, although rarely some other wanderer might pass us by. It was a lovely feeling to stroll and listen to the waves breaking, or lapping quietly, depending on their mood.

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