Here is another installment of photos from our family vacation to the North Shore in August. I decided to bring my good old film camera. In the film days I started with a Nikon F3, but eventually my dad introduced me to Contax. Sadly, Contax is no longer, but their cameras are still extremely sought after. I had the Contax RTS II camera with the 50mm f/1.4 and the 100 f/2 Zeiss lenses. I used to love shooting these cameras and when we moved to Minnesota three years ago, I packed them up and brought them along. Well, having not shot a roll of film in quite some time… I broke out my old Contax camera for the trip. It was so refreshing to get back to film. It took some adjusting as I have become so accustomed to “chimping” after each shot. I found myself doing the same thing with film only to not see an image on the back of my camera. Wow, I had fun. I had to think about composition as I knew my shots were limited. Unfortunately, I have to admit, I made a major fool of myself as I was going to take a roll of film to be developed…I forgot to rewind my film and opened the camera back!! Duh, I was actually bewildered when I opened the camera and it took a few seconds to realize what I had done. So, pardon me for a few images with the light leaks. I actually liked the effect on one of the photos of Emily.
Film is amazing, these images below are sharp, contrasty, and color-rich. I made absolutely no adjustments to these images and I love that. This definitely will not be my last roll of film…because I ♥ Film!!!!! This shot makes me look a lot older than real life, but I love it. Thanks Em!!! One of my favorites of my beautiful wife!