The 35mm negatives from the roll of Kodak Pro Image I exposed last month in Asbury Park at the boardwalk were sent back. I digitised them using my 35mm scanning workflow.
One challenging "feature" of exposing 35mm film is that I often forget why I took a photograph by the time I get the film developed and the negatives scanned.
North Eats is the summertime food truck court on the northern end of the boardwalk near Seventh Avenue. Food trucks have become ubiquitous in New Jersey. The North Eats food truck court was trendy. But then we suffered a global pandemic, the permit to operate the food court expired, and it's been gone for a while.
I like Asbury Park's solution to providing an outdoor boardwalk dining experience. I hope it comes back soon.
I woke up this morning thinking about Dad. I miss all those moments we spent listening to records.
The inner sleeve is on the couch. I sit and read the jacket. Dad cleans the record surface and stylus while the pre-amp and tube amp warm up. The polished vinyl gently drops onto the platter. The turntable spins. The tonearm and phono cartridge gracefully move into place. No words were spoken. It was time to listen.
The photos from my latest roll of the Kodak Pro Image 100 35mm film have finally been developed and scanned! I used the Kodak Pro Image 100 during a recent visit to Brick Farm Tavern and East Broad Street in Hopewell Borough, and I'm thrilled with the results.
This was actually my second time using this film, having exposed my first cartridge last fall at an outdoor beer garden hosted by Flounder Brewing Co. On that occasion, I used the Minolta X-700 and MD Rokkor-X 45mm f/2 lens, but this time, I opted for my trusty Minolta XD-11 and the same lens.
I also had my Fuji X-T2 and FUjinon XF27mmF2.8 R WR lens. It was a bit of a challenge switching back and forth between my film camera and my digital Fuji X-T2, so I enlisted the help of my Bhavna to hold onto whichever camera I wasn't using at the moment. In the end, I managed to capture some fantastic shots and even shoot an entire roll of 36 exposures in just one weekend!
Out of the 36 frames, I ended up with about 32 usable images, which I'm really pleased with. The only downside is that I didn't get the chance to make prints or get better-quality scans. But I'm thinking of returning the negatives to The Dark Room for printing or using my Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner to scan them myself.
UPDATE: To be honest, I wasn't totally happy with the scans I got back from The Darkroom, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. I scanned them myself using my Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner. And I'm so glad I did! The scans turned out great, and I'm pleased with the way they look.
Overall, I'm thrilled with how the photos turned out, and I can't wait to experiment with this film some more in the future!