If you missed my last post, click HERE. It will show you the big island of Hawaii in black and white film shots. All of these photographs were taken with my film camera (Canon AE-1), so if you are wondering why they look a tad vintage, this is why lol. These were taken recently on my belated honeymoon (six years later) to Hawaii. I looked like a crazy person carrying my huge bag of film throughout the airport. But, I have so much fun with film! I am beginning to like it better than digital. The only downfall is that it is way more expensive than digital. So, for my professional work, I will still stick with digital. While on vacation, however, I will only work in film.
Film is challenging because you cannot look back and see what you are doing; you cannot look back and see if you were focusing clearly on the right spot. My camera is all manual (including focus), and I do believe that it will shape me into a better photographer after all is said and done.
These images were all shot on the Big Island (as I mentioned above). My husband and I did travel to Kauai as well, so be on the lookout for that post! Hawaii is fascinating because there are so many different climates on the island. There is a lush side to the island, a drier side splattered with volcanic rock, a mountainous side that gets snow-capped in their winters, etc. I was told that there are 13 climate zones in the world and the big island has all of them except the Arctic and Saharan. Hilo, which is located on the windward side of the island, is apparently the wettest city in the United States. You will see from my photos that we were obviously not staying in Hilo. We did, however, venture there for part of a day while on our way home from Volcanoes National Park. It was amazing to see the difference in terrain and vegetation on our drive to the Volcanoes. The only part of this trip my husband and I were saddened by was the fact that a majority of the National Park was closed. This was due to lava flow and new paving of park roads (from the Volcano :)). So, we did not get to see any live lava flow, but I hear you can do so via helicopter. NEXT TIME! Anyways, we had an amazing time on the big island and visited many historical ruins. I hope you enjoy these photos!
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Great captures. Looks like you are developing your “all manual” and “film” skills nicely.
Thank you! I’m trying to!
Very cool. Looks to me like you are having a wonderful honeymoon…in paradise!
These are so beautiful. Hooray for film.
Nothing beats film! Thank you so much for your comment! 🙂
Beautiful collection of photos, Polly. I enjoyed them.
You’re absolutely correct that shooting in analog will improve skills. The conversion to digital has its benefits, but it also has its negatives (no pun intended). Your return to traditional photography will change the way that you view your world. I’m glad to watch your journey.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I like your pun even if it wasn’t intended lol! Thanks for your comment 🙂
Polly, I love these. I think using both digital and film enhances your work in either direction. Looks like it was a great honeymoon!