San Francisco and northwards

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I shot a roll of colour film on a lovely trip to the West coast last month. My dad gave me an old Canon FTb earlier this year and this was the first time using it.

For me, the texture of film is ineffably more lovely than digital but I was surprised by how much more pleasure I got from shooting with this camera. Knowing that you have so few exposures gives you pause, slows you down, makes you more decisive. My favourite moment was staring out at the sea in a quiet cove just outside Gualala waiting for the breakers to foam. The result is the first picture above.

Not all the shots were successful but those that were can be found here.

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