Ritchie Roesch recently announced his Film Simulation Challenge, which requires that the photographer load her camera with one film simulation recipe, capturing either 24 or 36 frames before changing settings. The photographer is forced to shoot with that one "roll" of the film until that roll is completely exposed. Ritchie's post from today reminded me that I had not yet submitted an entry.

For the challenge, I used a Fujifilm Kodachrome II Film Simulation Recipe. While I typically post-process my images in Adobe Lightroom, applying film simulation recipes as needed, I thought it would take a fun experiment that might force me to slow down, focus on framing and composition, taking care that I create each image. I failed miserably.

My wife was having foot surgery in the morning through the afternoon. I drove into Historic Hightstown to dine at the Morgan's Island Grill, which Yelp described as a Caribbean restaurant. After eating on a chicken roti, I walked around the small section of Hightstown that is listed as historical, which is just a few shops lining a few blocks of the main street. I didn't give myself enough time, and near the end of the hour, I found myself rushing to "complete my roll". Of the 24 images, these are the ones I deemed worthy of sharing.

While walking around, I noticed the absence of people. I saw one person exit the Physic store and later one person walked on the sidewalk on the other side of Main Street. But other than the occasional car or truck, Main Street was quiet.

What do you think of my images?

Frame 2, Ben's Shoe Repair, Historic Hightstown, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (22 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 5, Historic Hightstown, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (37.6 mm, 0.003 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 8, Hightstown Pharmacy, Historic Hightstown, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.002 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 11, Vault's Hair Cutting, Historic Hightstown, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 13, Psychic Plam Reading, Historic Hightstown, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.002 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 16, Engine Company Number 1, Historic Hightstown, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 21, Tavern on the Lake, Historic Hightstown, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (20 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 24, Morgan's Island Grill and Pretty Nails, Historic Hightstown, New Jersey —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (24.2 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams

Morgan’s Island Grill

Morgan's Island Grill

The food was authentic with a mixture of Jamaican and Trinidadian menu items. Service was chaotic and slow. I ordered the chicken roti.

Morgan's Island Grill, FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.002 sec at f/3.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams
Chicken Roti, Morgan's Island Grill —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.025 sec at f/5.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.050 sec at f/3.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams