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cape cod / film no. 3

July 23, 2009

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hello there. the photos above are from my first roll of slide film, which was not a huge success. i shot these with fuji provia 400X, but most of the roll came back with an orange tint. and i think i took too many photos of dark objects with light backgrounds, so the contrast is all off (i know that slide film is less forgiving in this respect).

but the photos above are some of my favorites from the roll.  i’m going to keep working on it, and maybe i’ll share some of the less successful photos to get your thoughts.  we’ll see.

in the meantime, if you want to see someone who takes stunning photos using slide film, check out charlotte’s set here. and i can’t talk about slide film without mentioning this favorite from molly (perfect, right?).

i’ll meet you back here later tomorrow — i have a new july mix of summer tunes to share, and i’ll also be posting my friday flickr favorites.

till then, good night.

18 Comments
  1. haeshu permalink
    July 23, 2009 9:14 pm

    it is so tricky, but so nice too. these are lovely. and now i suddenly am craving lobster in the rough. i wonder why?

  2. July 23, 2009 9:18 pm

    Oh, I love these! Especially the top one…what a good angle. What does lobster “in the rough” mean? (I am not that familiar with lobster, not really a west coast thing.)

  3. July 23, 2009 10:33 pm

    oh brian. i don’t mean to sound mushy, but…wow.

  4. July 23, 2009 10:45 pm

    I kind of like the orange tint. Even though you didn’t mean to do it, it adds a nice warmth tone to the pictures.

  5. July 24, 2009 12:59 am

    i don’t know what lobster in the rough is, but i think i like it. also, brian, you’re very sweet. slide film can be a tricky customer but when she’s in a good mood she knows how to shine. that last shot has my heart. i love it.

  6. July 24, 2009 4:38 am

    The first one is perfection.

  7. July 24, 2009 4:58 am

    Seriously. These are so good. I really need to try some slide film.

  8. July 24, 2009 6:12 am

    i absolutely LOVE each single one of these shots….

  9. July 24, 2009 6:54 am

    cape cod looks like a magical place. yes, i’ll take a lobster roll, please.

  10. July 24, 2009 6:56 am

    wow! these really tell a wonderful story and ignite my senses as i scroll. i feel sun on my shoulders, i smell the saltwater and can taste that buttery goodness in a bun.

  11. Laura. permalink
    July 24, 2009 7:12 am

    i think these are lovely. i recently saw a show of photos that were done with “cross processing” (which i had never heard of before) where the 35mm film was developed with slide processing, or slide film was processed with regular processing, which gave a really interesting effect.

  12. July 24, 2009 7:19 am

    Even if unintentional, it worked out in your favor. They’re all beautiful! I am particularly fond of that second photo. Yum. haha

  13. July 24, 2009 11:45 am

    Brian, I think you and slide film are going to be close friends. That top photo is magic. ..like I need it framed in my living room.

  14. July 24, 2009 6:47 pm

    That top photo (as everyone else mentioned) is completely stunning..and very slightly reminds me of the opening scene in Jaws.*LOL* (A movie I happen to love, so it’s all good!)

  15. July 24, 2009 6:50 pm

    i die!

    i’m sorry but the words of rachel zoe, sadly infringed in my brain, are shouting loudly while looking at these luscious shots.

    and i can’t come up with anything better to express my admiration for them :)

  16. July 27, 2009 1:05 pm

    brian! these are awesome. it always takes some time with new film, but i’d say you’re off to an exceptional start!

  17. Liz permalink
    July 27, 2009 9:39 pm

    love all the cape cod porn…making me so excited for my trip!!

  18. July 28, 2009 5:14 pm

    Been looking through your blog. I like it. :)

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