just after a summer rain

Film. Kodak Ektar 100

I love those moments - just after a summer rain - when the air is cool and there is a slight break from the heat.

When the clouds are still gray, the house is still dark, and lamps come on in the middle of the afternoon.

Not quite light, and not quite dark.

Do you know those moments?

And even as much as I love the long summer days and bright sunlight that comes with them, I also enjoy the summer rain. The peace and renewal and the calm that it most certainly brings.

transition

Film. Kodak Portra 400nc

Enjoyed brunch at West Egg and I definitely know I will be back.  The food was excellent!  And did you notice the old library card catalog being used to hold packets of sugar? Love.

I'd like to thank you so much for your kind words.  In this time of transition, I always know that I can return to this space for familiarity, comfort, and peace.  I guess that's why I am drawn to sharing so much in this space.  My posting may be a bit sporadic in the next couple of weeks, so please bear with me as I manage this transition.   I also can't wait to settle in to our "new-to-us" home, and share this process with you.

First things first, I have to find a new lab to process my film in Atlanta (any suggestions would be great!).

hi, there

Film. Kodak Ektar 100

Hi, there.  I hope you are well.

It's amazing how much I have missed this little space!  But I have enjoyed my little break immensely.  So much to share with you, my friends.  And I will - slowly, but surely.

Summer is here.  A few ways I can tell ~

+ My baby girl only wants to wear her diaper - nothing else.

+ My 4 year old is almost 5.

+ Evenings are spent at the pool.

+ Lemonade is in heavy rotation.

+ Only white, cotton sheets are on all the beds.

More images, soon!

 

food and family

Film. Kodak Portra 400

We enjoyed having family in town recently - taking them to our favorite breakfast and lunch spots.  Good food and good times.  I loved how in the midst of all of our food, the sippy cup stood out to me the most!

Also, on a slightly technical note, this was my first time using the new Kodak Portra, and I love the grain.  I definitely see the difference between the Portra 400 nc (more "creaminess") - but the new Portra definitely has a style and feel of its own.  I think that it will grow on me.

More soon.

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 ~