Looking up…

White Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales. Cymru am byth. Fuji XE1. 


White Castle, Wales (Film Image)


White Castle, Wales. Taken with my Canon AE-1 Program using Kodak Portra 400 35mm film. I’m on the fence about the Portra 400. I haven’t had great luck with it. I don’t know if my camera just disagrees with it or what. I have a few rolls now that have not come out nearly as well as the Portra 800. I don’t think I’ll be using Portra 400 again and if I do, I’ll use a different film camera and see how it goes. To me, this picture is off in color and I know I can edit in post, and I will later, but I usually don’t edit anything and if I do it is very minor. I’ve noticed with Kodak Portra 800, I never have to touch my images because they come out just as I expect them to. There’s just something off about the Kodak Portra 400 film and really it’s a bit disappointing after having such a great experience using Portra 800.

Somewhere along the Offa’s Dyke Path


Taken along the Offa’s Dyke Path approaching Knighton, Wales. The Offa’s Dyke Path is on the left side of the picture, next to the long row of trees. I was facing south and looking back from where I had just come from. This country is just amazing and beautiful. I can’t say enough about it. I cannot wait to return to Wales and explore the land and culture some more. Unfortunately, this roll of film did not develop well. Either it was damaged to begin with or it was damaged while traveling, who knows. But a majority of the roll has a dark shadow that follows along the right side. This one wasn’t so bad and I think still looks decent and interesting. That’s the gamble of film though. Taken with my Canon AE-1.

Somewhere near Knighton, Wales…


Hiking along the Offa’s Dyke Path, you’re going to run into a few sheep here and there. They’re decent listeners. This is one of the few photos where I really enjoy the color, but converting it to black and white creates another stunning image I also enjoy. Decisions decisions. Taken with my Fuji X-E1.