Now that I’ve decided on a theme for this year (which includes not just the work I’m posting here, but instant and 35mm photography) I am having so much fun exploring the place I’ve lived for years and finding amazing stuff. I’m also enjoying getting to know my Diana, which is a much more competent camera than I had thought, being plastic and all. I guess that will teach me not to be so judgey. Roll 5 was Lomochrome Turquoise run through the Diana. I recently found out there is no more of this film, which I loved much more than the Lomochrome Purple. So now I’m hoarding the very few rolls I have left. I do love it for the seaside because of the way it renders blues. It also does some lovely color shifting with yellows.
Here’s a great example of the color shifting. These flowers were bright yellow.
The trash can was a brilliant royal blue. The trim on that lovely house was a light shade of lavender. That one makes me think of a beach house on the moon (or Mars).
This is my absolute favorite from this roll, and one of my favorites for the entire year so far. These two were sitting on the bench eating lunch at this beach overlook, when the kid suddenly donned a hot pink fright wig. This was the result.
Roll 6 was taken on the Pentax 67 and is the last you will see of this wonderful camera for a while. It is currently in the ICU at the camera repair shop and we don’t yet know if it will survive. Only a few from this roll turned out well. The film was Rollei 200c, cross processed (because I am proudly doing all my own color processing and scanning now). Doing everything at home makes me feel a lot freer to shoot whatever because the cost is so much lower. Also I am a hands on person, which is what drew me to film, and I love processes.
I did notice some of the shots got pretty grainy so I have cut down on the amount of agitation on subsequent rolls and it seems to make a difference. The last is also one of my very favorites so far. You may see this particular location again. These colors are very true to the actual colors.