I started my photography by shooting film before I was a teenager. The analog process continues to this day because there's something about its execution, its developments, and its aesthetic that captures the hearts of thousands of people across the globe. My affinity for film photography remains despite my heavily digital workflow. I even keep an "emergency" film camera in my car at all times.
But I still don't shoot film terribly often, so one 35mm roll of 36 exposures can last me an entire year. When I finally send a few rolls in to get developed it can be a bit of a surprise to see what comes back! The start of one roll might have been from the first snowfall the previous year, with a few summer beach frames mixed in, finished up with an autumn walk in the woods. It's always a bit of a gamble and always fun to finally scan into the computer.
I took my medium format Mamiya to Ireland this autumn, and for once I actually shot an entire roll within a few days. The film came back and absolutely captured the overcast historic feel that we had personally experienced walking the streets of Ennistimon and Galway. Perhaps my favorites are several shots from atop the Cliffs of Moher on a particularly windy day. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
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Some days I just don't feel like swimming. Some days I don't feel like shooting with a 7lb telephoto setup on the beach. Those days are perfectly suited for drone shots, should the wind be accommodating enough.
I've only had a couple drone flights this winter, one during a sunny but cold morning at the beach, and a second during a slightly windier day at Point Judith lighthouse. It's always a refreshing perspective!
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I haven't been in the water for sunset in a while. But the opportunity finally presented itself a couple weeks ago. The sky was clear for once, there was a bump of swell in the water but apparently no one really deemed it worthwhile because the lineup was empty. Fellow photographer friend Gus Potter grabbed his board instead of a camera, and the two of us hopped in with only half an hour or so before sunset to catch a few with the one other soul already in the water.
It was a little windy and wonky, and certainly cold, but it was one of my favorite sessions this month. You just can't beat that dusky light!