I mentioned in Saturday's post that it's been raining a lot in Portland. I normally don't mind the rain here, but it does become a hindrance when I want to take some pictures outdoors. A drizzle I can handle, but a downpour is just no fun.
Earlier this month I got a vintage twin lens reflex camera, and I've been chomping at the bit to try it out. This morning there was a glorious break in the weather, so I grabbed my new old camera and headed downtown.
Since there wasn't school today, my entire family tagged along, and we ended up stopping at Voodoo Doughnut first. We had heard a lot about this place from other Portlanders, so we thought we'd finally try it out. Normally I like cake doughnuts, but I had to go for the fan favorite- the maple bacon bar. It was pretty darn good, but I have to say that the warm cinnamon doughnuts from Lee Farms are hard to beat.
Now that I was all sugared up, I was ready to snap some pictures. Relying on the Sunny 16 Rule, I shot most of the black and white film at f5.6 and f8. I was anxious to see the results, so I dropped the film off at a local photo lab. Just a few hours later, voilá!
It's so good to be shooting with film again; I love it! Now to get my darkroom up and running!