New Year's Eve

We went to First Night in Boston again this year and watched the 7pm family fireworks. I had one roll of CineStill 800Tungsten film in my camera (Leica M3 with 50mm Summicron lens). This is  Kodak movie film with the black "rem-jet" layer removed, so it can be developed using the C-41 process like any other color negative film. But as a side effect, this film has no anti-halation layer. That can create a bright red halo when there is a point light source in the picture. When photographing the fireworks, I got plenty of that. It did create some rather surreal photos...

Halloween Wedding

Over the Halloween weekend, we were invited to Sierra & Nick's wedding in Essex Junction, VT. Here is a random collection of photos from  wandering around Burlington downtown, the wedding reception, and the trick-or-treating right afterwards.

A few days before this, I received the 90mm Summicron lens for my Leica M3. This lens was made in 1959 in Canada and I got it at a reasonable price from a guy in Portugal. So naturally I was excited to try it out. All photos taken with the Leica M3 on either Kodak Portra 400 color negative or Ilford Delta 3200 black&white film.

Stars and Stripes

Some more black & white photos taken with the Leica. From the 2015 Independence Day events in Andover and Boston, MA.

Disney in Black & White

For a Disney World vacation in March 2015, I decided to change things up a bit and photograph the whole trip in black & white film, using the family heirloom Leica M3 camera recently given to me. It's a fully mechanical camera from the early 1960s with not even a built-in light meter, so it's nice not having to worry about charging batteries. Though of course I did have to worry about changing films. And I must say the M3 isn't really an ergonomic masterpiece when it comes to that. Nevertheless, it was a fun experience.

All photos taken with the 50mm Summicron lens on Ilford HP5 PLUS film.