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November Backpacking ’19

Some of my favorite dudes put together a two night backpacking trip down the Knobstone Trail in southern Indiana. I’d never been on this trail, but it was a perfect time for fall foliage. The temps were a bit chilly at night, but given a camp fire and our high spirits things were perfect. The sleeping bag felt great though once we retired to our tents.

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Film Rolls 4-7

If you want to read about my current obsession with real life celluloid film, then start here. I just had four more rolls developed this week, and they stretch back into the middle of June. The four color rolls were Kodak Gold 400, the black and white is Ilford XP2 400. I have one more roll of Kodak Gold and Ilford Xp2 each, you can expect 8-9 soon. From there I’m tempted to get some 120 film and put it in our older medium format cameras. That would also require me to buy a film scanner though… 😉

 

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Film Rolls 1 – 3

If you’ve not heard, Mindy and I have decided to focus our business, Two Are Better, solely on videography. We have about 4 more weddings where we are actually the photographers this year. They had booked us before we made the decision to do so. Thus our career of taking photos for clients will be wrapping up shortly.

Knowing that we still love taking photos for our personal lives, it accelerated my want for an old 35mm film camera. I’ve posted a few pics via Instagram of the weapon of choice. I grabbed 3 rolls of film and a Canon AE-1 Program + 50mm f/1.8 from Roberts in downtown and started this new hobby. I finally got those 3 rolls shot and developed this week, so I’m sharing my favorites below.

 

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Long Exposure At Little Prairie Lake

My lovely wife got back from her Grandma’s just in time for us to take a quick visit to Little Prairie Lake. I grabbed a tripod and our camera to try some long exposure on the fast setting sun, while Mindy and Jasper ran around the lake.

My settings varied on all these photos. Anywhere from a 5 to 30 second exposure, ISO from 400-800, Aperture ranged from 4.5 to 22. Shot on our 5D Mk II using the Flaat 10 profile. Edited in Lightroom 4 using modified VSCO presets.