35mm film

I attended the Time Trials Nationals Primer event at Carolina Motorsports Park, and brought along two film cameras to shoot for the trip. There was a vendor onsite that was selling track essentials and supplies such as safety gear and vehicle fluids. I wasn’t interested in the wares but was interested in the little Porsche that they had sitting in front of their trailer. Photo shot with a Nikon FE and a 50mm f/1.2 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

I attended the Time Trials Nationals Primer event at Carolina Motorsports Park, and brought along two film cameras to shoot for the trip. I shot this picture from spectator area just after Corner 1, and decided to play around with something that I’d never really did (intentionally, at least) before: double exposures. Here, we have an MR2 being chased by the ghost of a Camaro. Photo shot with a Nikon FA and a 75-150mm f/3.5 zoom lens on Ferrania P30 film.

On my way back from Carolina Motorsports Park, I stopped by Charleston, West Virginia to see my friend Perry. We spent half a day going to some nice places in the West Virginia countryside. I had two cameras with me, a pair of old Nikons, one loaded with my favorite black and white film, and one with color film. I took this shot at one of the many waterfalls we checked out. I shot several shots, hoping to get one where my hand was steady enough for a 1/8 second handheld exposure. Photo shot with a Nikon FA camera and a 24mm f/2 lens on Ferrania P30 film.

On my way back from Carolina Motorsports Park, I stopped by Charleston, West Virginia to see my friend Perry. We spent half a day going to some nice places in the West Virginia countryside. I had two cameras with me, a pair of old Nikons, one loaded with my favorite black and white film, and one with color film. I took this shot at the Hawk’s Nest overlook, looking over the river and the lush forest it carved through. Photo shot with a Nikon FA camera and a 50mm f/1.2 lens on Ferrania P30 film.

I and three other friends went down to Road Atlanta in December to race in the 24 Hours of LeMons. Driving south would surely get us away from the wintry conditions in Michigan, right? Wrong. It started snowing outside Atlanta during our tow to the track, and in an effort to avoid massive traffic back ups on the freeways, we diverted off into the country side roads. It was slow going, but at least it was very pretty. Photo taken with a Nikon FM2n and a 35mmm f/2 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

I got free tickets to the Detroit Auto Show Industry Preview courtesy of a friend, and brought along some buddies to explore and photograph the auto show in relative calm. The big news in the Ford booth was the public unveiling of not only the new Bullitt Mustang, but the original one as well. Very few people paid attention to the new Mustang, with almost all eyes on the one and only original. I didn’t buck the trend myself. In addition to pictures taken with my TLR, I also took some pictures with my SLR. Same subject, same roughly equivalent focal length, but different looks due to different film stocks. Photo taken with a Nikon FM3a and a 50mm f/1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

I bought a rare Bronica 135w panoramic film back from eBay, and once it arrived, I loaded it with Kodak Portra 400 and went shooting a test roll at the Henry Ford. I didn’t have a focusing screen marked for the panoramic image area, so I eyeballed things and took a rough guess as to how the framing would turn out. I took a wide shot of this group of visitors being briefed by a tour guide on the history of the presidential limousines parked along the edge of the museum. Photo shot with a Bronica ETR 645 film camera and a 50mm f/2.8 lens with a 135w panoramic film back loaded with Kodak Portra 400.

I got free tickets to the Detroit Auto Show Industry Preview courtesy of a friend, and brought along some buddies to explore and photograph the auto show in relative calm. I had to laugh when I spotted this scene: a dude in an orange jacket taking a picture of a bright orange Camaro. Photo was taken with a Nikon FM3a and a 50mm f/1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

I bought a rare Bronica 135w panoramic film back from eBay, and once it arrived, I loaded it with Kodak Portra 400 and went to the Henry Ford to shoot a test roll. I didn’t have a focusing screen marked for the panoramic frame, so I eyeballed things and took a rough guess as to how the framing would turn out. As it so happened, I wasn’t quite perfect on the framing here, as I didn’t have the headroom I thought I did above the GT written on the rear wing of the modern Ford GT LeMans car. Still, I like this image quite a lot. Photo shot with a Bronica ETR 645 film camera and a 50mm f/2.8 lens with a 135w panoramic film back loaded with Kodak Portra 400.

I had heard that there were going to be swing dancers dancing to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Detroit Jazz Festival, but upon arrival, I could only find a single friend sitting in the stands. After listening to a song or two, I decided that sitting around and listening to this awesome music wasn’t enough, dragging said friend down to the space directly in front of the front seats and before the stage and dancing some ballroomin’ blues in front of a crowd of a few hundred people. At the end of our dance, not only had we drawn out the swing dancers that had been dancing in a hidden, secluded spot of the auditorium, but we also inspired many others in the crowd to come on down and join us for the dance party. Here we have two attendees really getting in the swing of things. I think the picture was shot with my Nikon F100 and a 24mm f/1.4 on Kodak Tri-X 400 film.