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BTS: Camping in Yosemite National Park

 
Valley View

Valley View

Earlier this month, we and some friends took our families to Yosemite to camp for 3 nights. 6 adults, 10 kids total. For some of our friends and their kiddos, it was their first time visiting the National Park. Needless to say, they were blown away by the beautiful landscape and the natural beauty that surrounded us.

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls

We had a lot of fun! We visited the main scenic spots, hiked Mist Trail to see Vernal Falls, and biked through and around the park (yes all 16 of us!). All 3 families meal prepped and split the meals for our entire trip. I’m not sure why, but camp food always tastes great. I’m sure it has something to do with the excitement of being outdoors, especially with loved ones. After dinner, the kids gathered around the fire and made s’mores. For breakfast, I attempted to make “good” coffee and it was terrible. Friends were gracious and still drank it.

Meadows

Meadows

My goal for the trip was to be purposeful behind the camera and document the time we had together in this beautiful place — all on film.

Cameras: Contax G2 and Pentax K1000
Film: Portra 160, 400, 800 and Ektar 100

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Cheers,
J

New York on 35mm Film

This past November, I visited New York City for the first time. I’ve always wanted to visit the city to experience the sights and sounds we’re all accustomed to seeing on the big screen. As a photographer, I’ve always thought it would be an amazing opportunity to capture the city through the lens of my camera. There is so much culture to capture.

We spent a few days walking around Manhattan and Brooklyn, just enjoying the company at hand and taking in the beautiful city as we moved from one block to another. Walking through Central Park had to have been one of the top highlights of our trip. Not only was the park grand and beautiful, but we also experienced the season’s first snow while walking through the park. Talk about a moment from a movie scene!

Here’s a short set of stills from a roll of Kodak Tri-X 400. The camera used was my Contax G2 with 28mm Biogon Carl Zeiss f2.8 lens. Film was scanned and developed by Indie Film Lab.

This was my first trip shooting film. Happy to say I’m glad how things came out and excited to share more.

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Enjoy!

Cheers,
J

Manhattan, NY

Manhattan, NY

 

 
Manhattan, NY

Manhattan, NY

 

 
Manhattan, NY

Manhattan, NY

 

 
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DUMBO/Brooklyn, NY

DUMBO/Brooklyn, NY

 

 
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY

 

 
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Brooklyn Library

Brooklyn Library

 

 
DUMBO/Brooklyn, NY

DUMBO/Brooklyn, NY

 

 
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY

 

 
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY

 

 
Brooklyn Library

Brooklyn Library

 

 
Manhattan, NY

Manhattan, NY