Back when I was putting miles on the Evo to break in the new engine, part of my travels brought me back to Santa Barbara. I don’t usually get out there much, but it always feels relaxing spending time there since it’s much more chill than Los Angeles. This was also during some big fires east of the area so in one photo the plume of smoke can be seen rising over downtown. After getting there I took a break to just walk around downtown and shoot some of the area on Velvia. I always love Velvia for scenery, it’s going to be a sad day when Fuji also decides to stop producing it.
I don’t use my Horseman 6×9 medium format back on my large format camera enough. I really love the results I’ve gotten from it in the past even though on this roll I only got 4 out of 8 shots that I think were ok. The 6×9 aspect ratio feels really natural for a lot of types of shots and at times I miss having my Fujifilm GW690 camera still too. Despite it only being a fixed lens range finder with no meter, the results were always extremely sharp and it made it very quick to setup and grab shots that I can’t do anywhere close to as fast with the 4×5.
These few photos from the roll still came out well enough, though I still want to get the next results sharper or with perhaps better control over the depth of field. I have a roll of Kodak 500T in the back now that I’ve been waiting for the right nights to bring out and shoot with. Hopefully I can get some good semi-foggy nights and car stuff shot with it. In general I haven’t been using my 4×5 enough for the past few months, but that should change as I have some projects and travel lined up this year.
More older photos that I shot on slide film that I finally developed. These were all back during Nisei Week in Little Tokyo at the Show Off Cafe car show. The show was really good overall I thought, it had a good share of cars that actually looked functional rather than only being show focused. I think my favorites were a lot of the classic JDM cars since it’s really rare to see any of them out driving in the wild anymore. Unfortunately I don’t know all the details for the cars I shot, but leave me comments about them if you know.
If you follow me elsewhere you might have noticed I’ve also been less and less active with posts on social media as of late. That’s likely to continue as I find less value in posting anything and instead will focus on posting here. Shortly after this I’ll probably post another roll or two of the slide rolls that were part of this batch of things I had been sitting on.