almost spring

It's almost Spring - and I don't think I've ever taken a break for this long!  And it was needed, my friends.  Sometimes it feels to good to take a step back, disconnect from the internet and really be present in the lives of those who mean the most to me.

I'll ease back in slowly, please bear with me - as I have much to share.  And going forward, you'll probably see more images, less words.

Also, Birgitte Brøndsted a fellow photographer in Florence, Italy -  is hosting a giveaway for a copy of On the Table, on her blog.  Head over and leave a comment for a chance to win!

neopan 400

One of the aspects of film I enjoy the most is the ability to shoot with a different film types and feel like I have a camera.

You would be amazed at how excited I am to get my hands on new-to-me film, load it in my camera, and shoot away happily - simply imagining the goodness that is captured.

As is the case with Fuji Neopan 400 black and white film - I love the grain in these captures.

These images also hold another first for me - they were processed and scanned by Richard's Photo Lab.  I've always used local photography labs to develop my film.  This was the first time that I actually dropped film in the mail.  I must admit that I am amazed at the results.  It has proven to me that where you process your film makes a huge difference.

comparison

In the middle of a recent spring photo walk with my daughters, I finished a roll of Kodak Ektar film.  The only other roll of film at the bottom of my bag was Ilford black and white, so I decided to take some of the same shots for comparison.  As I mentioned previously, this is my first roll of black and white film, and I was pleasantly surprised by the results!  I also love the pop in color from the Kodak Ektar film - I think the colors are gorgeous.

I don't have a comparison photo in black and white, but I have share this last shot because it is just so darn pretty!

Film. Color - Kodak Ektar 100. Black and white - Ilford Delta 400.

i'm back!

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Film. Ilford Delta 400

It's amazing how attached I am to this little space.  I've been away for a week, and it seems like eternity because I am so used to blogging in my daily routine.  We are preparing for a family move, and as stressful as that may be,  I know that I can always return here for my love of photography.

I'm excited to share photos from my first roll of black and white film.  I find that I compose entirely differently when I know a roll of black and white film is loaded in my camera.  Just knowing that the absence of color can make a striking image!  I especially love the first image - from the beginning of the roll, overexposed, but I love the effect.  It's as though I took a pencil and erased the entire left hand side.

I have a few more to share with you this week ~

busy, busy

I hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

Congrats to Christina who won the giveaway for the spot in Creativity Boot Camp.  Your answers were so touching, I wish I could have given away a spot to everyone who entered....

Just wanted to let you know that I am going to be away from this space this week - I am extremely busy with a few things in my life that require my full attention.  Isn't that how life is sometimes?  I'll be back next week with more images to share.

I'll leave you with this capture of my baby girl playing in bed. I couldn't resist her reflection in the mirror!

Have a wonderful week, my friends ~