a few weeks ago i visited the cannon beach, along the oreogon coast. i’d done a post of lovely images captured with the fuji 100s, but while i was there i also shot a couple of rolls of film.
using a zero image 2000 with two kinds of film, fuji acros neopan 100 black and white and fuji velvia 100 slide film. remember those? i was both scared and intrigued at what the velvia film would return as the colours are highly saturated and slide film isn’t very forgiving. when working with a pinhole camera, you have to be accurate with your exposures, especially with slide film. black and white film is much more forgiving, so you can flub it a bit and still manage a usable image…
below is a sampling of my fave images from both rolls, i’m really pleased with the results.
It’s 3:00 PM on a Friday afternoon and I’m heading south on the I-5. Leaving the city of Seattle in my rear view, with the wonders of the Oregon coast ahead.
Long overdue I planned a tiny getaway with a good friend, an opportunity to get out of dodge and explore the coast a bit. Since moving to Seattle, I’ve actually done a few trips along highway 101, which loops you along the coast, at least most of the time. It’s rocky, dramatic and simply stated: Beautiful.
Around 9pm, we were crossing the Astoria-Megler Bridge, which is 4.1 miles long, we saw a beautiful sunset unfold. So we paused, at a marina there, to enjoy the sites and of course take some pictures.
We continued on to Seaside, a town about 7 miles from Cannon Beach, to stay the night. Saturday morning came pretty quickly, as I set my alarm for 4 am, with a goal to capture sunrise on the beach. We set out to Cannon Beach by 4:45 am and found the right spot to park and start exploring by 5:15. Surprisingly we were not along. There were several people there, enjoying the sunrise and even digging for clams.
These are a few of my favourite images, these were all taken with a Fuji X100s. I have some iPhone photos as well I shot about 2 rolls of film through my Zero Image Pinhole Camera. Those still need to go to the lab, so look for a follow up post with those soon (if they turn out!). These images were all edited with either Lightroom4 or Lightroom4 + Nik Silver Efex 2.0.
Sea Stacks at Low Tide
Sea Stacks at Dawn
Sea Stack in the Distance
Stacks in the distance.
Sun peaks + Clam Digger