Week 12 – Looking back at Galveston, part 1

I finally took the 6 rolls of color film I had been hoarding since January to the lab!  My scanner has been very busy this week.   What I am sharing here is a roll of Agfa Precisa CT 100 that I put through my Nikon FM2 when I was in Galveston in February. . . . well, mostly.  I had a few frames left to use at home.

Slide film is relatively unknown to me.  I have an obsession with Kodachrome that makes no sense; mainly when I see photographs made with it my blood pressure rises because I know I will never get to use that wonderful film.  Usually what follows is a massive amount of angst in my brain that results in me considering throwing my DSLR from the second story of my house, because I can’t help it, I blame the digital age for Kodachrome’s demise.  And I never use that camera.  But anyway.  Last summer I experimented with a variety of different color transparency films for my 100 Days project, and settled on a favorite, which is Agfa Precisa.  Slightly-more-poppy-than-reality is the kind of color I like, and I feel that this film delivers it.

I took one roll with me to Galveston, and the morning we left was so beautiful I decided it needed to be used.  Most of these photographs were made from the driver’s seat, since I kept seeing things as we drove around town and didn’t feel like parking and getting out over and over.  (There was almost nobody on the roads but us; I promise I wasn’t that obnoxious driver holding up traffic.)  These aren’t my typical sort of photos, but it’s what I saw that caught my eye that morning, plus a couple from the hotel room, and some made in Austin.  Sometimes I just really, really like buildings, and I have a thing for American flags.

It’s a 36 exposure roll, so I’m not going to bore you with the entire thing!  Here are the highlights.

Galveston drive around

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Hotel room morning lightgalveston 3 (1 of 1)smgalveston 6 (1 of 1)smgalveston 8 (1 of 1)smgalveston 7 (1 of 1)sm


Austin / homeaustin yellow gas station (1 of 1)smgarden center (1 of 1)smlouise in her room 2 (1 of 1)smtatman (1 of 1)sm

(Cherrywood Coffee House, which is also one of my Favorite Places on Earth)victory sign cherrywood coffeehouse (1 of 1)sm

4 thoughts on “Week 12 – Looking back at Galveston, part 1

  1. That slightly more pop than true color is why I love slide film! Wish had more choices in the 120 format…..


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