Apr 5, 2011

It was a short teaser

Ah, part one of cherry blossom bliss. I apologize for the picture binge below - it's nearly 7000 pixels in height (yeech). These were all from one roll of the Fuji Astia 100f, another slide film that I tried for the first time. As I was scanning, I loved to see the way this film handled colors. I used three different films on Sunday, so I'll likely do two more parts to showcase those. The Astia is significantly different from the other two and I'm liking the rich blues that came out here.

The blossoms were less pink than I expected, which was a minor disappointment. Seas of white trees dotted by a scarce pink one here and there was the general gist. Still, the park was packed with mobs of people all toting around SLRs. I've never seen so many Canon L lenses in one place at once! The highlight was when someone in passing said (re: the Contax), "Now there's a real camera!" Anyway, I'm glad I went, even though it was a harried and tiring day trip. Now, onto the blossoms:

21 comments :

  1. I really like the second one.

    Too bad you're visiting DC the one spring I'm not there!

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  2. Seeing the teaser post and then this roll of shots just flashbacked me to when I had y very first film slr. Man, I used to shoot frames like there was no tomorrow! I wonder what happened to that part of me... Seeing these posts of yours is sure to ressurrect it, though!

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  3. Wow, what beautiful photos. Incredible how well the images on roll film can be

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  4. these are lovely! I really enjoy the second picture though. something about it seems more three-dimensional

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  5. so beautiful, spring celebration!

    http://foralifeinspired.blogspot.com/

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  6. u should try Hong Kong waterfront at night if u want to see a massive sea of L lenses... ppl here swear by L lenses and nothing less - which is debatable

    gorgeous as always

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  7. Beautiful signs of Spring!!! :) Lovely pictures as always!

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  8. Oh wow, that's alot of cherry blossoms. Beautiful.

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  9. OMG, these pictures are so beautiful. Love all of them :)

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  10. Love all the different colors here.

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  11. ah i miss the DC cherry blossoms! we had some in seattle but there's nothing like strolling around the tidal basin when they're all in bloom.

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  12. This is a beautiful set of photos Alice. Well worth the pain I'd say :D Loads of spring colors.

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  13. my fave is the 3rd pic. sooo lovely.

    love how the contax gave you street cred, btw. hehe.

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  14. gorgeous Alice. They are like paintings.

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  15. ahhhhh I wish I could take a weekend trip down to DC. But alas, I'm going to have to settle for viewing the beauty through your lens this year.

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  16. They are all so pretty. The second one is really dreamy.

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