Sunday Dragoon Gulch Walk 35mm film

Yesterday, for our play day, Sadie and I walked up the Dragoon Gulch trail. It was midday with the worst type of lighting, so I thought, “Why not challenge myself and shoot some film?” Also I wanted to find out where and how and if I could get some film developed quickly in our little town.

I wanted the roll to be intentional and have a purpose, so we stopped on the way and bought some white index cards. I’ve often thought my friend, Cirese, would enjoy walking this trail so we decided to write a note and invite her on the walk, my intention being to mail the prints to her after having them developed. Unfortunately I found out that the only place in town that still develops film starts with a “W” and ends with a “mart”. I’ll leave it at that. And…the prints are terrible! But I had the negs scanned to disk as well and the scans aren’t too bad.

This was shot with Fuji 200 (maybe expired) in a Nikon 8008 with a 50mm f1.8 lens. I tried to challenge myself further by taking only horizontal shots, but I finally gave in and turned it vertical. This is why although it’s good to set up challenges, it’s also good to be flexible, my favorite shot of the day turned out to be vertical. It’s the last one below.

ps. Sadie has foil star stickers all over her face. It’s not the pox! She also has decided that she likes to wear her dress inside out.



May 7, 2012 - 2:37 PM

Whitney - love this post and your intention of the walk with sadie girl. i feel like i was on a walk with her too!


May 7, 2012 - 4:03 PM

mircea critian - lovely post, ror. thumbs up all the way. very happy to see you’re challenging yourself with film. keep at it. i can see your vision, and maybe more-so you eye, starting to change…and that’s motivation enough to continue with film. :)

all the best to you in your journey…