A couple of weeks ago my best friend and I took a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway from Town Mountain Road in Asheville up to Little Switzerland. I took my Fuji Instax Wide along for the trip and got some pretty good results.
The Fuji Instax film definitely loves to bring out the blues and greens.
As you can tell there is a bit of grain on photos of long range landscapes or the sky. The upclose photos of the flowers turned out much better as far as the level of grain.
The film I chose to cover in this entry is Kodak Advantix (APS) Ultra 400. This film was originally sold in the European markets. I came across 5 rolls of it on eBay a few weeks ago and thought I would give it a try. The film expired in May of 2006 and is a 40 exposure roll, I feel like I got over with this roll, my prints came back with 41!
These photos were taken with a Canon Rebel iX EOS Advantix camera. Photos were processed and scanned by the foto shoppe in Cary, North Carolina.
As you can tell, this film, as most film 10 years past its expiration date responds well to bright sunny days.
However, the film preforms exceptionally well indoors as well. Especially considering the film is over 10 years past its expiration date and was just rated at 400 ISO to begin with.
The Betty Howard Coal Miner’s Memorial Theater is located in the town of Benham, Kentucky in northern Harlan County. Benham is a former company town built by Wisconsin Steel subsidiary International Harvester in the 1910s and 1920s.
The theater was built by the coal company in 1921. Over the years as with many coal company towns, the theater and other buildings fell into disrepair. Benham, however is a great success story of preservation and rejuvenation. On July 21, 1983 the theater along with most of the other buildings surviving in Benham were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
That includes the theater. The town sought for private funding to restore the theater. In December of 2006 the theater was re-dedicated.
One of my new years goals for this year was to buy a pack of Impossible Project film for the old Polaroid 600 and use it. That one goal has lead me on quite a few tangents already this year as I have discovered the joys of true film photography.
One of my ventures in film photography so far this year has been with the Lomography Fisheye Camera.
This camera is very small and almost looks like a toy. As you can see from the photos that follow, this is no toy and provides a crisp, clear photo that really impressed me. All of these photos were taken using the camera above and fresh 100 ISO Lomography brand film. The film was processed and prints produced by Willow Photo Lab in Willow Springs, Missouri. They did a fantastic job, were very well priced and completed the order with prompt service. I cant say enough good things about them! I highly recommend them. isheye”>