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Pushing film

and examples from a road trip

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.

Kodak Ektar … somewhere in Utah

Kodak Ektar … somewhere in Utah

Kodak Ektar … somewhere in Utah

Kodak Ektar … somewhere in Colorado

Kodak Ektar … somewhere in Colorado

Kodak Ektar … somewhere in Colorado

Kodak Portra Nortern Arizona Navaja Reservation

Kodak Portra … Zion National Park

Kodak Ektar Northern AZ

Kodak Ektar Northern AZ Navaja Reservation

Kodak Ektar Northern AZ Navaja Reservation

Kodak Ektar Northern AZ Navaja Reservation

Kodak Ektar Northern AZ Navaja Reservation

Kodak Ektar Northern AZ Navaja Reservation

Kodak Ektar Northern AZ Navaja Reservation

Kodak Ektar Zion National Park

Kodak Ektar Zion National Park

Kodak Ektar Zion National Park

Kodak Ektar Zion National Park

Kodak Ektar Zion National Park

Kodak Ektar Zion National Park

 

Daniel Sigg
Daniel Sigg

Daniel is a Minneapolis Saint Paul based photographer.

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