On road trips, one of the things I love to do, is to move to the side of the road in order to stop (= pull over) and take a picture. Sometimes or probably more often than not pulling over is not possible or easy. But our recent 3800 road mile trip provided some opportunities to stop.
When pulling over, a key issue for me is to be quick with my camera: grab the camera out of the car, compose, focus, and shoot. I used my 1955 manual Leica M3 for that, and it worked beautifully. The portability and ease of use of this camera made it a true pleasure on the road (and on hikes). Of course, I could have used any camera including my iPhone, but I wanted to use film. The M3 was loaded with color film (Kodak, either Kodak Portra 400 or Kodak Ektar 100).
While I was also photographing black and white on this trip, I am so glad I decided to also document this trip using color. And both film stocks, Kodak’s Ektar 100 and Portra 400 worked beautifully in my opinion.
I thought it would be fun to share some of the these pull over images.