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
Hotel room morning light
Austin / home
(Cherrywood Coffee House, which is also one of my Favorite Places on Earth)