Back to film - Rolls 1&2

After taking a 11 year break from shooting film I'm happy to be back.  A couple months ago I picked up a Leica M7 which has been my dream camera ever since it was released in 2002.  I paired it along with a 50mm Summicron (2.0) lens and I have fallen in love with this combination.  I will say it has taken some getting use to with shooting this camera. I hadn't had much experience with a rangefinder camera, but I convinced myself that wouldn't matter. I loved the clean look of the Leica and I love how rangefinders are just so simple. All there is to worry about is the focus, shutter, and aperture. Once you put the film in there is not need to worry about the ISO. I was a bit worried about the manual focus. I hadn't had that much experience doing so and especially with the rangefinder which you focus two images into one, but found out it's easier than it sounded!

I went on a trip to Seattle last month and decided the only camera I would bring would be my new M7! I put roughly two rolls of Kodak Portra 160 through my camera and when I returned home I shipped my film off to Indie Film Labs, which they developed and scanned my negatives. I had no idea if they would turn out, or if I had inserted the film correctly or if the camera was even working properly.  I have to say I was happy with my results!

 Snoqualmie Falls, WA

Snoqualmie Falls, WA

 Snoqualmie Falls, WA

Snoqualmie Falls, WA

 Snoqualmie Falls, WA

Snoqualmie Falls, WA

 Seattle Ferry Boat

Seattle Ferry Boat


 Seattle Ferry Boat

Seattle Ferry Boat

 Oddfellows Cafe, Seattle

Oddfellows Cafe, Seattle

 Totokaelo, Seattle

Totokaelo, Seattle

 Pikes Place Market, Seattle

Pikes Place Market, Seattle

 Pikes Place Market, Seattle

Pikes Place Market, Seattle

 Pikes Place Market, Seattle

Pikes Place Market, Seattle

 Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library

 Settle Public Library

Settle Public Library