I have so many ideas of what to share regarding this trip, shooting with film, etc. But I think to keep things more organized (meaning simple), I'll split up the blog posts so you don't have to read a 1,000 word essay in one sitting. (You're welcome.)
This post will be just a general overview. I think you mostly want to see the photos.
Oregon Adventure, Day One — Beautiful Coast
This first in a series of four blog posts will feature images from our trip along part of the coast of Oregon during the beginning of November 2016. We stayed in Salem for a few days, using that as a hub for several one day excursions. My husband and I aren't campers, so several nights in a hotel were just fine to come back to each day.
We knew we wanted to see some of Oregon's beautiful coast. So from Salem, we drove west over to Lincoln City on the coast, driving south down to Florence, then east again to pick up the interstate back up to Salem. Do I have exact locations of these photographs? Sorry, not with all of them. I can be a detailed person, but not with this. Photos are labeled in the slideshow below. And I've added them all to the Shop for you to see in a larger view, too (to filter out all the other photos, just click on "film" right above the images). Be sure to check out "Dark Shadows" to read why I named it that.
The weather all day was this misty sunshine. I loved it for my photography. Call me crazy, but I think it lends an air of mystery to the scene. And hey, it wasn't raining.
All of these images were captured with film. These images here were taken with a Nikon FE2 camera and Fuji 400H film. I had found a wonderful lab earlier this summer (Photovision Prints) to develop and scan the images. I made some minor adjustments to the scanned images, mostly adjusting contrast, as the film images were a little flatter than I prefer. (And the lab turned out to be just six blocks from our hotel! So I dropped off the first roll to them before we left for Bend, OR. I even got a great tour of the lab from the owner. What a great group of people who work there!)
I know some of you are more interested in the whole "why I shot with film" part of this vacation than others, so I'm leaving that topic for it's own blog post. For me it was a risk to not shoot digital, for the obvious reason that you can't see immediately what you took. I'm very happy I took the risk!
The next blog post will feature images of several waterfalls from different locations in central Oregon. I wondered before the trip why so many of the waterfalls were always taken from the same vantage points. I figured out why. :)