Sometimes I just want to go out and take some photos with no specific plan in mind. Going to a place and trying actively to find compositions makes you a better photographer and it’s a great way to discover a new place.
So that’s what I did a few days ago, in a hot and moist afternoon, I drove to a place that I haven’t been since I was a kid. It’s the biggest marina in my city, as far as I know, and my desire was to find something by the sea and use the tripod to take a long exposure. But I was late again with only one hour of light, so I left the tripod in my car and walked around the area. I always say that even if I don’t take any photos that I like, at least I get to know an area so I can come back some other time. This is what I have done previously. But to be honest I really hate when I come back and don’t have any photos I like.
Using a film recipe is a great way to have fun while shooting photos and I find myself in a period that I want to try different things. So this time I chose Kodak Gold 200. I had already added it to my camera some months ago and have used it a couple of times since. I started walking in the marina. The sun was declining but it was still in the golden light time before the sunset. I found some compositions with urban items like road signs and bins and then I went to an area with a lot of abandoned ships. I found it hard to isolate them and find a composition that works. As the sunset time was arriving I went to a different area where I found the nice street art and shot it along with some real flowers.
This is a short post for today but I already prepare the next one which will be film-related also. Did you enjoy the photos? Maybe check the one I used Kodak Portra 160 film recipe.