a brief vacation, part 1

Thanks to a groupon and a paid 4-day weekend at the end of December, Hana and I went down to the Hill Country for a couple of days.

Normally, on a trip like this, I would’ve tried to limit my gear somewhat, usually with lens selection (like I did on the trip to Marfa during the 365), or by taking only a point-and-shoot camera (as I did when I went on that business trip to Costa Rica*).

And this time was no different.When we headed down there, I’d had the FG for about two weeks, and I’d shot through most of a roll (or so I thought). But, and as mentioned before, I have a problem getting film loaded properly, so all those test shots I shot were not shot at all, or, rather, were shot onto the leader.

So it was on the trip down to Kerrville that I realized I had hit frame 40 or 42 and decided to just have a check… :facepalm:

Anyway. I shot a few pictures of my beautiful wife as she drove, opened the back briefly to check and make sure the film was loaded properly and, having verified the film was correctly installed, enjoyed—photographically, anyway—the rest of the trip.

The shots were fairly random, so I’m going to break the trip up into a few posts and shuffle things into a couple of themes.

So this is my beautiful wife as she drove country roads to Kerrville. The first one was shot, interestingly enough, before I opened the back of the camera. The little small section in that picture was protected by some other latent images that were obliterated by the exposure.

Nikon FG, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 E-Series, Lomography Color 100 film. Scanned with the Scan-O-Matic v1 and processed in Lightroom 5.

*there’s another one upcoming, God Willing, and I plan to go film-only…

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