120mm Film Photography: California in Monochrome through the Lens of a 1958 Minolta Autocord

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    1. Hahaha! You know, somehow I had overlooked that Ektar 100 is made in 120 format. Thanks for letting me know! Great idea for a birthday present to myself, I mean for my husband. That’s the beauty of sharing a hobby and having birthdays just two weeks apart.

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  1. Very cool shots. I’ll have to check out that link to the other stuff when I haven’t been up for 2 days 🙂 It really is interesting but I have no idea about knowledge of it, so I just like to look…when I now such a zombie lol. Take care!

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  2. I love the Route 66 images, if you swapped out the new vehicles and the prices at the pumps (part of why we don’t go to CA) they could have been ads from the past! Nicely done! And I agree, in a strange way, the accidental image is kinda neat.

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad I could bring a little nostalgia. That’s one of my favorite things about black and white film photography – it has kind of a timeless quality. We have traveled sections of Route 66’s route (mostly through Oklahoma and New Mexico), but one day I hope to travel the original route as closely as possible.

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    1. There is so much to see in this area – one cannot do it all. That said, Goblin Valley is really unique, and I definitely recommend it for a visit on your next trip to the area! We felt like little kids exploring an alien world. Truly magical!

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      1. I’m excited for you, and also a bit envious! I have not been to RMNP yet, however it’s high on my wish list. I hear it gets crazy crowded, so will probably try to visit one September (maybe next year?)

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      2. I’m sure that a weekday visit will be better, as there won’t be as many day-trippers up from Denver metro. I cannot wait to see your pictures!

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      1. I do that too, because of the cost of film and developing. However, the extra time to compose shots sometimes makes for better pictures! I look at it this way: if I get 5 pictures I love out of a roll, it was worth it!

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      2. Good for you! I used to do that also (in fact often carried multiple film cameras), but must confess since adopting our dog a few months ago I have put the film camera down. She goes almost everywhere with me, so I suppose her leash in my hand has kind of replaced my film camera. I miss shooting film though. On our current trip and my last trip, I’ve passed up about a thousand great subjects. I’ll get back to it though!

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