Here is the second week's set of images from my personal one roll a week project. The video is below.
This week I went out to Boerne Texas which is about 45 minutes to an hour outside of San Antonio. I work in this town, but I have never really explored it except once a few years ago for a car show. This town, though, is really photogenic even though it is a pretty small place. When you walk around their "downtown" area, you get an old American vibe, and a yearning for a yesteryear. That is not coincidence either, they make it a point to try and preserve that old small town feel, and it has paid off spectacularly.
On this occasion I walked the river that runs through Boerne. It was sunny, hot, and a eprfect day to be out on the river. People were fishing, ducks were quacking, and my favorite part of all, there are always lots of turtles in this river. After a bit of time in the sun I stopped to get some really great frozen yogurt, and while I was sitting there enjoying it, I kept seeing a bunch of really nice cars pass by. This isn't necessarily uncommon in Boerne, there is also a lot of money in Boerne, so nice cars are plentiful. But this was simply too many to be a typical day. I was curious, and so I walked down the street in the direction they were all headed. To my pleasant surprise, there was a Saturday car meet up going on. Me being the car guy I am, I jumped in my car and parked it too. It was a lot of fun, especially seeing a whole bunch of cars, new and old, that are worth double or more what mine is.
Anyways I shot this all on a 35mm roll of Ilford HP5 400 film. I wanted to push the film a stop but it was just way too sunny for that. As is, at 400 I was getting shutter speeds way into the 1/2000 range even at f4.5 and smaller. In any case, it is always a joy shooting on ilford film. It is my go to when I want to shoot some film but don't want to be left wondering what it is going to turn out like. I know how it looks, and I am always pleased by it.
I am, however, very careless with my negatives. Since I develop and scan all my film myself, often I end up with a lot of scratches and lint on the negatives. I don't usually mind, but sometimes it is a pain to clean it all up after the fact in lightroom. So my point is, if you see weird spots, or lint on these images, it is because I am lazy and can never keep my negatives clean. Yep...
Thanks for taking a look at this week's roll. If you have any questions, please message me here, on Youtube, Instagram, or anywhere else you can find me. I will say that I am always open to suggestions for new film stocks.
Until next week, see ya.
You can buy Ilford HP5 here: https://goo.gl/n4r7K3
You can buy a Nikon f100 camera here: https://goo.gl/grMsx5