[eben] Roll 15 – More Santa Cruz

This was a nice little roll of T-Max 400 that documented my walks around Santa Cruz, both in the residential neighborhoods near where I work downtown, and on lovely West Cliff Drive, overlook the Monterey Bay.

This is also the last roll before I officially gave up on my lovely Canon AE-1. The shutter is just not responsive about half the time, and so I can’t really justify putting any more film in it. I will eventually get it overhauled, as it was my mother’s and it has sentimental value, but in the meantime it is less expensive to get another SLR to fulfill that niche in my camera arsenal.


It was also probably the last time I will be using D-76 for a little while. It gets rather hot in the mountains, and I have a lot of trouble controlling temperature in the summer, so I will be shooting  a lot of 100 speed film and stand developing in Rodinal until the weather cools down. This is becoming my standard way of processing these days anyway.

3 thoughts on “[eben] Roll 15 – More Santa Cruz

  1. Nice photos. I used to hang out in Santa Cruz eons ago when my high school bff went to UCSC. It’s sad when a favorite SLR gets sick. It’s kind of a weird thing that you can buy a new one for less than repair of the old one. The same thing happened to my Nikon FE which was my very favorite since I started shooting film 3 years ago. I bought a new body but have kept the old one for sentimental reasons.


  2. Very nice. Brings back memories. Lived there in 1969 with my grandparents. I like the shot of the lone woman on the beach with the rock in the foreground. A very simple but effective composition.

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