on the tracks // on film - The Dainty Squid

on the tracks // on film

Monday, May 04, 2015

The weather around these parts is finally warming up - and actually staying warm which means I'm getting back to being outside every single chance I get. (I'm actually sitting on my deck typing this right now. I love sunshiiiiiine!) Twice last week I spent the day roaming the tracks with Jeff, and friends, one day on the East side and the other on the West. It was super fun, maybe a bit nerve wracking but an exciting adventure none-the-less.

I'd fallen back into the habit of ignoring my film cameras. It's so easy to do. I'm trying to hard to get back into the swing of things so on both days we went out I only carried my Canon T2. Ive been spoiled by digital cameras, it's such a pain not being able to see my photos right away. It's frustrating when everyone is comparing shots and I have to wait a few days just to see if anything will come out, let alone a good shot. It was all worth it though because I loved nearly everything I shot those two days.
The side of the tracks is a treasure trove of random things. There was garbage, a creepy baby doll, a copy of The Fast & The Furious (which is a favorite of both mine and Jasons!),  and oodles of bones. I even managed to find a near perfect cat skull. It was completely clean sans the puddle scum from where I grabbed it. Hot water and a little bit of soap and it's already in my display case. We also found a vacuum. If you recall a month or so ago we had found another vacuum in front of an abandoned cottage and I got a shot of Jason vacuuming with it (seen in this post.) As soon as I saw this one I was like "JASON, You HAVE TO vacuum!" Thus my "urban vacuuming" series was born. Haha. I wish I was kidding but I am really pumped to get more photos of him vacuuming because you know we'll find more.
xoxo

All of the photos above were taken with a Canon T2 and Fujifilm 35mm Superia X-TRA 400.

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  1. Awesome photos! Looks like a great place to explore! :)

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  2. Your photos look fantastic! That baby doll is super creepy!

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  3. Yes it's a pain not seeing the photos right in the moment and the uncertanty if the moment was right or not.. But I believe for the quality of the photos and the colors, and the moment (even if it was not the right one) it's worth it :)

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  4. I just adore how film photos look!

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  5. Your film photos are great! I hope you get more vacuum shots, seems like it would be a great set of photos :)

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    1. Thanks! Me too! I'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for them now.

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  6. These photos are sooo beautiful, I love how the colours come out on film! Jason and the baby is my favourite haha :)

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    1. Haha, thanks! That's definitely one of my favorites as well. I was expecting him to hold the baby for me but he just plopped down on the ground beside it.

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  7. I am really impressed by these photographs. There is a certain magic that digital just doesn't capture. The bones and doll are perfect urban photoshoot fodder too.

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  8. Ooh this is a lovely collection! I'm waiting on a couple rolls of film to come in myself and it's harrrrrd! I actually went to pick them up today and I was all excited, so when they told me it was the 6th and not the 4th that they'd be done I was super bummed!

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    1. Hopefully they're worth the wait! :)

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  9. I love Jason and his vacuum...super strange atmospher! Hope I will see others pictures of Jason vacuuming!

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    1. Heh! Me too! Finger crossed there are lots of abandoned vacuums in our future.

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  10. These all came out amazing. Such a good emotion to them, and it captured the day perfectly. Let the vacuuming commence!

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    1. Thanks, Jason! And thanks for always letting me take your picture! :)

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  11. Such great pics Kaylah! I love the colors! I will take note about the Fujifilm Superia x-tra 400. I normally use the lomography (which I heard it's not that good) and once the Kodak Ektar, which I loved because it had richer colors; but my camera fell just with that roll inside and wasn't able to take full advantage of it :S Oh! and a big yes to the vacuum series ;)

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    1. Honestly, thats just what I buy because I can find it the cheapest but I do really enjoy the tones. I would love to try ALLLLLL the different films out there to compare them.

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