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pittsburgh: 35mm.

14 Jan 2013

I ate delicious South Indian fare at Udipi Cafe out in Monroeville (order everything!), rang in my [I am older than I look let’s leave it at that] year at Nico’s Recovery Room, slept, barreled through a few more episodes of The West Wing on Netflix Instant, slipped and fell down squarely on my back just after wolfing down hotdogs and fries at The Original Hot Dog Shop on my birthday (Happy Birthday to me!), slept some more, watched some more West Wing, imbibed some great whiskey cocktails and ate a great meal at Salt of the Earth for my birthday dinner (Happy Birthday to me again! Get the risotto with duck and mussels!), and retired to Nico’s once more  for a couple of post-prandial whiskeys.

And that was just the first 30 hours in Pittsburgh.

More to come; hopefully the 7 rolls I took on Dashiell will bear interesting fruit.  I’ll post more this week as soon as the 120 rolls get scanned.


Note to self: don’t jet off to another city without doing a test roll first on a film stock you haven’t yet gotten a good handle on — the food shots were taken with the Pentax Spotmatic, with a 50/1.4 lens and loaded with Fuji Superia 800. *Far* more grain than I’d anticipated, even with the f/1.4 fuzziness already contemplated. Ah well.  ( The Leica + Kodak Ektar 100 combination, a pairing I am probably the most comfortable and familiar with, fared much better, as you can see.)

Also, sometimes you change film where you can — even if it’s a recently-begummed phone booth sans either yellow pages or pay phone.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 14 Jan 2013 8:17 pm

    These are such great photos!

  2. 15 Jan 2013 1:55 am

    I love the look of film! You always shoot with a Hassie? Beautiful camera, but I found it so hard to use when you’re on the move.

  3. 15 Jan 2013 10:26 am

    I find it much more difficult to find a film to suit my Mamiya C330 and RB67 than my 35mm cameras, at least a film that works in a variety of conditions. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by the Lomography 800 in 120…. a bit grainy, and a bit brown, but in a good way.

  4. Little Ubungani permalink
    17 Jan 2013 8:56 am

    I love the colors of your pictures. They are so beautiful and so deep ❤ And I love the way you see the world 🙂 Fabulous ❤


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