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Red Wedding

Here’s my first roll of film from my Diana F+ Sahara. I used Lomo’s Redscale 120 Film (ISO 100) and I am obsessed with the deep reds produced by the extremely sunny weather at the happy occasion of my cousins wedding last year. This post is came out a littlecreepy, but I like it and I hope that Bonnie and Will will accept it as a belated first anniversary gift! 

 

Deep In The Desert

I really can’t believe that it’s taken me so long to debut this beauty! I’ve had the Diana F+ Sahara for over a year but I recently moved closer to the city where places to get 120 film developed are a bit more convenient. A huuuuuuge shout out to Dodge Chrome. My prints are beautiful, the options are endless, the staff are knowledgeable and sweet and (most importantly) the prices are reasonable! If you live in the DC area on the Maryland side, check them out here: http://www.dodgechrome.com/

The sandy palette of this customized F+ makes it feel a little lighter than you expect. That coupled with the exotic images printed on the leather-like body make it feel ready for adventure. 

Extra settings make it more versatile than its Mini counterpart.

Expect some adventurous shots from the Diana F+ Sahara in upcoming posts! 

Biggest Blowout Ever

Not many pictures from this night survived and this event was already somewhat of a social media juggernaut, but you get the gist. (Diana Mini 35mm 400 iso Kodak. Note: This is why you have to take a full frame when switching from full frame to half frame!) 

In The Morning

My favorite part of a party is always the morning after, when all your friends are together, hungover, acting foolish. And this light…nnnnnf, it’s so good. Kodak Disposable. 

Twenty

These are the only surviving prints from my 1920’s themed party. But… I think they sum up the evening nicely. Diana Mini 35mm Kodak 800. 

On The M83

These are from a night of camping (same specs as previous 2 posts). We were exhausted and freezing, in the middle of nowhere on a dirt road headed towards the nearest state campground via GPS and when we got there it was full. As we were about to turn around, a woman ran out of a camper and offered us one of the spaces that her family had reserved but wasn’t using. Rescued, we made camp by the light of our headlights, parked our bikes under a picnic shelter and went to sleep to the sound of a babbling brook. When we woke up, the day was beautiful and we went for a short hike by a waterfall just up the trail. 

This last picture is of an alcove at the base of the falls where the light coming through the water made a sort of strobe effect on the rocks and moss behind the falls. For some reason this image reminded me strongly of M83’s song Midnight City that I couldn’t stop listening to last summer. It was so real and beautiful looking that it didn’t seem real at all. 

Golden

These are all from Golden, CO (same specs and roll as the previous post). We took my grandparents on the Coors factory tour; they only drink Coors Light and I know it was one of the highlights of the trip for my Pop-pop. 

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Next we went to Buffalo Bill’s grave on Lookout Mountain which was unfortunately closed. We did see a few memorials and go for a nice walk, however. We also found out that Ol’ Bill was a member of the Elks which my grandparents are involved with! 

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I love this picture and I think it sums up this day and this trip with my grandparents (bottom right above) really well. They recently had their Golden Anniversary, which we also celebrated by a trip out west and I love that they’re still so adventurous and so in love! 

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Runaway Train

These are some photos taken on my Diana Mini on 35mm (400iso) on and around the antique train line running from Durango to Silverton, Colorado. My favorite part about taking this weekend trip with my family was the mythology of the train and of Silverton itself and the general Tall Tale feeling of the area. 

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I also had fun making friends with one of the junior conductors on the train. I was fascinated by the way that the train fills up his life. Some days he just shovels coal and sometimes he assists the conductor. He told me he has dreams about the train rolling downhill and the brakes going out. 

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^ I love this guy because I think it really captures the feeling of an elevated valley. Silverton is much farther above sea level than where I live, but it’s also surrounded by peaks, so it feels a little disorienting at times. 

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The picture underneath here is one of the sign outside the Harley-Davidson store with the highest elevation. I like the words Big Legendary coming through, they make me think of Paul Bunyan riding a Harley. 

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