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Orcas Island Vacation on Film

It’s time for another film share!  I’m involved in a monthly blog circle through a fun film group called Film Mama.  Each month we post a blog share of some recent film photos we’ve taken.  This month I’m happy to share film from a recent vacation we took.

In June we spent a long weekend in Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington.  We went with a big group of friends and stayed at these fantastic cabins right on the beach, the Beach Haven Resort.  The weather was amazing and we had so much fun!

I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to use my film camera, my Pentax 645n.  I brought several rolls of film and ended up using Portra 160, Fuji 400H, Ektar, and Tri-x.  Here are a few of the images from each roll from the trip.  It’s interesting to see how each one responds to different lighting situations.  Which one is your favorite?



Portra 160 mid day full sun:


Fuji 400H golden hour:


Ektar – mid day full sun:


Don’t forget to continue through the blog circle to see what the talented Lauren Nygard has shared this month on film here!



I love them all!!! Tri-x will always be my fav, but I’m digging the Ektar in the summer.

Oh these are fabulous!!! The cabin is adorable! Now I want to go on another vacation. lol

Wow these are all so so good!!

These vacation images are beautiful! I love that you were experimenting with different film stocks. And you’re making me want to go back to Orcas Island in the worst way! It’s so gorgeous there!

Thank you, Lauren!

[…] Next in the blog circle is Kim Hildebrand, a Seattle portrait photographer. Check out her Ektar here: https://www.kimhildebrand.com/personal/orcas-island-vacation-on-film-seattle-portrait-photographer […]


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