Black Butte/Sisters Trip

    I got to go on a trip to Sisters, OR, for Laura’s birthday. The full crew was me, Nick, Emily, Haley, Laura & Andy. It was also my first attempt at pushing a couple different kinds of film and figuring out how a new lens works, (the Minolta 28-85mm, f3.5-4.5 zoom lens.) 

    I started with Ilford HP5+ pushed to 800 ISO, using the Maxxum 7000 with the 28-85mm: 


    I also had a roll of Cinestill 800T in my main Maxxum 650si, pushed to 1600 ISO. 

The obligatory flipped double exposure.
(Normal version).

   Next was Kodak Gold 200 pushed to 400 ISO. Nick had just tweaked his back at work the day before the trip, so he was mostly sitting in that one location. 

Haley also snapped a few at brunch:

   After a walk, Laura & Andy took me into a forest through these crazy dirt roads, attempting to find a previous camping spot. Not finding it, we instead stumbled upon this strange tiny building (likely leading to an underground thing), along with some obsidian rocks. The photo doesn’t show one, but does demonstrate the fun rock hounding. 

   Finished this roll off with a diptych of Andy, pensive and engaged. 


    Next was a roll of Fujifilm 200 pushed to 400 ISO. Some of these shots came out way over-saturated, which I guess is what I should have expected. 

Andy with the Mamiya 645.
Mountain Climbers.
Another Tiny Building.
This isn’t even a black and white photo. 
Smith Rock.

    Once we made it to Smith Rock, I put in another roll of Ilford HP5+ but pushed it to 1600 ISO this time, (as per the rules of Jason from Grainydays). 

See below.

    I thought these turned out great. Awesome contrast. There are a few more shots from this roll, but I’ll include them in the next post when Laura & Andy took me to some ghost towns in central Oregon. 

    The above picture of Andy with his Mamiya was taken while he took these beautiful portraits: 

I had the pleasure of taking this one. 

    And finally, a few from the Vivitar 357PZ point and shoot, with a roll of Ilford HP5+ 400: 

   Happy birthday Laura!

   Actually, a small postscript of Lomo Turq:

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