A few weeks ago Bhavna and I down the Jersey shore to Avalon Baech, a beautiful beach on Seven Mile Island in Avalon, a borough in Cape May. At the last moment, our daughter Kiran, a sophomore at Oberlin College in Ohio, decided that she wanted to attend the fall semester remotely. Kiran’s explanation was that she did not want to risk infecting us. We had already taken the day off and committed ourselves to fourteen days of self-quarantine but now we had a scheduled day off and perhaps Bhavna and I just needed to relieve some anxiety. That morning, I packed beach chairs, umbrellas, and my newly acquired 35mm film kit, a Minolta Minolta X-700 and MD Rokkor-X 50mm f1/.7 lens.
I shot a 36 exposure roll of Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100 35mm Color Transparency Film, then shot a 36 exposure roll of Kodak Professional Portra 160 35mm Color Negative Film, but I also used a Kodak Portra 160 Film Simulation recipe on my Fuji X-T2 digital camera. This is one frame from that roll of Kodak Professional Portra 160. I think it’s a good use of negative space.
Submitted for the 100DaysToOffload project.