Snow Day Part 2

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Several weeks ago we experienced Snowmageddon 2016. Luckily I took the day off from work. During our first big snowstorm of the year, I grabbed my DLSR and took some random shots around the house. I posted those pictures in an earlier blog post titled Snow Day.  On that same day, I made some pictures with my trusty Olympus OM1 SLR loaded with Kodak Portra 400. I got the scans from the Film Box Lab today. The words “Your Order Is Ready” is like music to my ears. As always I could not wait to see the resulting images. I was very pleased with the results. The only downside was a mistake I made around the 8th or 9th frame. I forgot I had film loaded and opened the back of the camera. I immediately closed it shut when I saw the roll, but I knew the damage was done. After closing the back of the camera, I advanced the lever a few times to get to the unexposed film for my next shot. Luckily it only destroyed one shot and just a small part of another. This did not bother me as much because I did not like the shots regardless and I had already lived through the disgust of ruining a shot. Thankfully the one shot out of the 3 taken during that particular outing came out great and I think it is a great picture as well. So all was not lost and this reminded me to be more diligent with documenting what I have loaded in each of my film cameras. I have taken some additional measures that should prevent this from happening again.

Since we got more snow today, I felt it fitting to post the film pictures from our last snow fall. The following shots are pictures of my youngest son and our dog. I’m glad I had the camera for most of the time I was outside. My son knows when Dad has the camera, he can’t throw snow balls at me. Don’t worry, as soon as I put down the camera he made up for lost time.

 

 

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Olympus OM1, Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f1.8, Kodak Portra 400, Developed & Scanned by the Film Box Lab

 

 

 

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Olympus OM1, Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f1.8, Kodak Portra 400, Developed & Scanned by the Film Box Lab

 

 

 

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Olympus OM1, Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f1.8, Kodak Portra 400, Developed & Scanned by the Film Box Lab

 

 

 

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Olympus OM1, Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f1.8, Kodak Portra 400, Developed & Scanned by the Film Box Lab

 

 

 

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Olympus OM1, Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f1.8, Kodak Portra 400, Developed & Scanned by the Film Box Lab

 

 

The next series of pictures were taken on another day during the same snowfall. I would have been more adventurous, but I was in the sedan instead of my 4×4. It was also later in the evening and I wanted to be back before nightfall. My wife believes this first picture is of a Federal style home that was modified to look like an Antebellum home. It’s easy to spot the additions and changes over the years. I don’t believe it is inhabited, but I could be wrong.

 

 

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Olympus OM1, Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f1.8, Kodak Portra 400, Developed & Scanned by the Film Box Lab

 

 

I love the setting of the Beatty Farm along highway 7 in Santa Fe. I have shot this scene several times. The scene is always different. In fact, one of the shots that I ruined because of opening the back of my camera as mentioned above was of this same scene without the snow. I will have to come back another day when the lighting is better. The day I took this shot was not the best time as I was facing the sun with the valley in the shadows. I decided to take the shot anyway to capture the snow. I waited until a cloud gave me a little relief, but you can tell by the sky that the sun was really bright.

 

 

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Olympus OM1, Olympus OM Zuiko 28mm f3.5, Kodak Portra 400, Developed & Scanned by the Film Box Lab

 

 

The last shot was taken at the Water Valley Overlook off the Natchez Trace Parkway. The parkway was really treacherous, but I made it through ok. On a normal day, I would have made my way further down the Trace, but I decided to just check out the scene at the overlook and head back home. I like the different layers of light in this shot from the shadowed bank through the snow white valley and the green foliage and finally the pale blue sky.

 

 

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Olympus OM1, Olympus OM Zuiko 28mm f3.5, Kodak Portra 400, Developed & Scanned by the Film Box Lab

 

 

As always thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I hope you enjoyed the images. I will be posting more frames from this roll soon.

 

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2 Responses

  1. inklingscommunity
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    The Beatty Farm photo is just incredible. It looks like a painting. You may not like the lighting, but I think it is fabulous. Etherial.

    • Travis
      Travis
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      Thank you! The light was a bit harsh, but it didn’t turn out too bad. Thanks for reading!!

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