At heart, Leanne and I are both city kids. While the country has a lot to offer, we love the grit and community that you can’t find outside of a city. Hamilton, ON is one of Ontario’s biggest cities, and as a result, it has a lot of the characteristics we were hoping for with this roll of film. While in the area for another couple reasons, we decided to shoot a roll of film (2 actually, we also shot some medium format in a new camera!) when exploring some of Hamilton’s downtown core (like James St North). I’d been doing a lot of research, learning a lot about different film types that were popular out there still today and gravitated towards Kodak Portra 400. The warm tones were attractive to me, and I knew I wanted to have a few rolls for our own use! Much better than pushing Fuji Superia, we got some fantastic results with the Portra and I’m sure we will be using it for quite some time.
Once again, freezing in the cold and not wanting to take any more time, Leanne and I opted to finish our rolls of film at the Charles & Benton Parking Garage in Kitchener. We waited for the sun to set (on an uncharacteristically warm night despite the time of year) and got some super fun, super warm photos. Couldn’t have been more pleased with how they turned out!
Camera Specs: Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D, Kodak Portra 400, Scans by Pro Photo Irvine.
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