Kodak Ektar in Smena 8M, various locations

Slave cabins at Magnolia Plantation in Natchitoches Parish:

Magnolia Plantation

Magnolia Plantation

Grave house at Bay Springs Cemetery in Natchitoches Parish:

Grave house

St. Augustine Church in Natchez, LA:

St. Augustine

Lake Charles City Cemetery:

Lake Charles City Cemetery

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Kodak Ektar in Smena 8M: Plaquemines Parish

Venice, LA

Plaquemines Parish Courthouse

Harlem Plantation

Harlem Plantation

Violet, LA

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Galveston, TX: Kodak Ektar in the Smena 8M

Bolivar Point Lighthouse

Sacred Heart

Underneath Murdoch's Bathhouse

ruins of Jean Lafitte's house

Old City Cemetery

Old City Cemetery

Bolivar Peninsula

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Terrebonne Parish, Smena 8M

Pointe-aux-Chenes

Pointe-aux-Chenes

Pointe-aux-Chenes

Abandoned house/cemetery double exposure

Tezcuco Plantation

Okay, that last one was actually Tezcuco Plantation.

I have some money coming to me, and although I’m being #fiscallyresponsible and using most of it to open a checking account (I’ve only had a savings since I moved to Louisiana), I did use a little of it to buy a couple of wishlist items. A new fountain pen, of course, specifically a limited edition Sailor Sapporo Four Seasons (the Meigetsu or Autumn Moon pen). Got a good deal on eBay, about $20-$30 less than American distributors are selling it for, and free expedited shipping from Japan. And also this camera:

zorki4

It’s a Zorki-4, the Soviet-made Leica knock-off, and I got it from the same Etsy seller I got my Smena 8M from. He has extremely reasonable prices for cameras guaranteed to work, even with the cost of shipping a hunk of metal all the way from Moscow (about 1/3 of the overall price). This model was released for the 50th anniversary of the 1917 revolution, hence all the Soviet bling. Lots of these cameras were commemorative releases.

Dosvedanya, comrades!

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LomoChrome Purple

I got LomoChrome Purple rolls of both 35mm and 120 film for Christmas. I shot the 35mm a couple of days later but still have the 120.

It doesn’t look as purple as some of the examples I’ve seen online, which I now realize have probably been digitally manipulated to make the colors pop more. And although it was overcast both days I shot, the film is supposed to be ISO 400 and I had it on the right lens opening, so I don’t know why it looks so underdeveloped and murky. There’s also weird spotting, which I have NO idea what that is, whether the lab fucked up or it’s an artifact of light leakage–I shot this in my Smena 8M, which admittedly has been known to leak.

All that said, I find the results interesting enough to try again, in a different camera and on a brighter day, and I’d probably send the results to Dwayne’s instead of trusting it to my local Walgreen’s. I still have the 120 to shoot, and I’d also like to try the LomoChrome Turquoise.

Lomochrome Purple

Lomochrome Purple

Lomochrome purple

Lomochrome Purple

Lomochrome Purple

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Mystery roll: St. Charles Borromeo church & cemetery, Grand Coteau, LA

This was the second half of that mystery roll.

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo

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Mystery roll: Our Lady of Tickfaw

This was from a roll of Ektar that I had rolling around in a desk drawer for so long that I forgot what was on it. I’m pretty sure I shot it in the Smena 8M, judging from the wonky framing on a couple of the shots (that crappy viewfinder). Half of it turned out to have been shot at that weird, busted Marian shrine up in Tangipahoa Parish.

Our Lady of Tickfaw

Our Lady of Tickfaw

Our Lady of Tickfaw

Our Lady of Tickfaw

Our Lady of Tickfaw

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