I did a LOT of color correction on these. The film in the camera in the video is not what I used — that’s a bad roll of Polaroid I use to test film transport, etc. The images are Fuji ISO 400, expired in April of 1997 and it shows. Really grainy and it has a bluish tint almost like expired slide film. I processed this at home (Unicolor C-41 kit) so temperature variation might be part of it. It’s not the camera’s fault.
Cropped pretty far into this so it’s extra grainy. A truck pulled up right when I pressed the shutter.
Another random cat.
The Koni-Omega. A project camera taking a picture of a project camera…
A cool cat scarf M picked up at a pop-up store in Santa Fe.
Jem is so chill.
Dried up roses. I got a lot of mileage out of these flowers as a subject.
I always forget something. There is a little twirly film advance indicator above the flash-ready light. If you have a Trip Jr., pay attention to it. I took this camera with me on a recent trip and got nothing. I had accidentally hit rewind at some point and the film wasn’t advancing. The camera still makes motor noise so the only way to be sure is to look at the advance indicator. On the plus side, rewind on this camera leaves a bit of film out of the canister so I was able to reuse the film.
Goober in the window. A little color correction for the bluish old Kodak.
Santa Fe River stocked with rainbow trout.
At minimum focus (1m) there’s no leeway for things like Zoe jumping down at the last second.
Monster developing session overflow in my office closet. I rotated to get the hanging film vertical. I like the background — it looks like a film ad or something.
ISO 200 Fuji Superia. Processed at the drug store and scanned on the Canoscan 9000f at 4800DPI and resized for the blog. A few exposure tweaks — without using the flash, the f/3.5 lens really wants ISO 400 film for the rainy days we’ve had lately.
Descanso near Black Mesa.
Bummer about the power lines — the clouds and fog are beautiful.
Stop And Eat in Española, NM.
Goober and Jem hunting a bug. A11 flash.
The lobby of the new Violet Crown theater in Santa Fe, NM.
I haven’t run a second roll through the XA2 yet. My Contax arrived and I got distracted.
I took the XA 1 with me to climb Cabezon. A challenging day, light-wise. Small storms kept puffing off of Mt. Taylor and blowing across the Rio Puerco Valley so we had heavy rain and scorching sun taking turns all morning. Too much lightning so we turned around.