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CG Water

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The Waters of Coral Gables
Alhambra Water Tower
DeSoto Plaza Fountain
Wayside Park Castle Water Towers
Venetian Pool

Neon lines

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Neon Lines - Andy's Frozen Custard - Mt Prospect, IL

Burger Bun

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Grass fed cheeseburger on a homemade bun.

First Roll: Film Photography Project's Wolfman 35

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 Film Photography Project's
Being that the Film Photography Project is based in New Jersey, I decided to use a somewhat New Jersey style theme with my shots. I’m originally from New Jersey. I was born there, twice. Once by my wonderful mother and born again by the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

I shot these photos with my Nikon F80s and my manual focus lens the Voigtlander 40mm f/2.

Since the film isn't DX-coded I got an error when loading my camera. Thinking the roll didn't picked up properly I open the film door. When I saw that the film loaded fine I was ‘awe I just flashed the film’ and lost a frame. I closed the film door and realized the camera was showing an error because it could not find a DX-code. Duh, amateur hour on my part. I manually set the ISO to 100 and was ready to roll.
I had alot of fun shooting this. This roll was a gift from my brother. I guess you could call this a review but I'll call it a first roll sample review.
And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. - Mark 1:17
World’s largest White Castle
 Orlando Florida
Eating hotdogs at Portillo's.
Italian Ice & Frozen Custard!
Soft serve ice cream with rainbow sprinkles.
Weird looking hairy Florida flower plant.
I selfed developed this with Cinestill Monobath B&W developer. Wow! I love how they turned out. What a fun film!

alarm light

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Nikon F80s - alarm light on Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 400


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Gem Shoe Repair - Lomo 800 film


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Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400
Voigtlander 40mm f2
Nikon F80s

On Film
Riding on a people-mover moving at the same speed as the sharks.
Two sharks crossing paths.

Spook Hill

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This road is obviously an optical illusion. I’d say it’s not even a good optical illusion. You drive up to the white line, put your car in neutral and your car roll backwards. Besides the excitement and worry of hitting the car behind me, it’s pointless. I saw no illusion.

Bromeliad bloom

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Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400

Ektar Sunset

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Sunset on Kodak Ektar 100 film

Fifty Shades of Daylight

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Cinestill 50D film with lightleaks
Nice halation on the sun peaking past the clouds. 

Tennessee Theatre

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Tennessee Theatre on Kodak Portra 400 film

Treasures upon earth

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Treasures upon earth
What do you do when ‘they’ want to build a massive beautiful building next to your mom’s house? 

Imagine your mother in her home, where your late father worked hard his whole life to provide for his family. Image the whole residential neighborhood is now in the hands of a massive developer. Then ‘they' somehow convince everyone to go along and build a massive complex of buildings right next to your mom’s house!

In the end, the man kept his home but lost his mother during the ordeal and the developer built his buildings.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
- Matthew 6:19-21 
The Plaza Coral Gables parking garage.
The street leading up to the home is now an alley, look beautiful... 
No Outlet, Dead End. Accurate.

Moon bird

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Lomo 800 film - Nikon F6 - 300mm lens

Double Ex-Tra

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Double exposure on Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 film

The Crossroads

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The Crossroads building
 Where Town and Country Meet
South Miami, Florida. Kodak Tri-X 400 film.

I can't believe this is Gold 200

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Kodak Gold 200


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But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. -Psalms 115:3

Merry go round

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$200 scanner vs 18 years old DSLR camera

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$200 scanner vs
18 year old DSLR camera
Key takeaways:
1. DSLR scanning is faster if you know how to invert colors, if not stick with Epson and SilverFast.

2. iPhone 13 Pro as a light source is fantastic. It provides a nice consistent white and a great starting point on the color balance. Max out the brightness, turn off 'True Tone' and 'Night shift' in the settings.

3. Nikon ES-2 is fantastic. Almost zero friction to setup and breakdown. Very upgradable, switch out the camera anytime. Very portable too.

4. Affinity Photo is a great Photoshop replacement and it's a one time fee, no subscription!

5. The Epson has more resolution, 3000 x 4250. My old Nikon D70 obviously produced a much smaller image, 2000 x 3000.

6. Which is better? I'll let you decide.
Epson V600
Nikon D70
Photo on Kodak Colorplus 200 film, Nikon F80 camera and 50mm 1.8D lens
I have an Epson V600 scanner. It gets the job done but I regularly get weird lines, rings and other problems. I do remove dust if it's on a face or something important. Overall thou, tend to leave these flaws because it gives character.  It's not perfect. 

 I scan using SliverFast 8. SilverFast’s interface is interesting and quirky. It looks to be from the Apple Aqua UI era. I think it was written by a guy in Germany (He flew a Piper airplane around the world). It has every feature you would ever need and should probably never change. 

Unfortunately, scanners are slow. Que the DSLR...
I also own a DSLR from 2004, the Nikon D70. It's 6 megapixels but was, in many ways still is a great camera. I used my iPhone 13 Pro as a light source with the Nikon ES-2 setup. I inverted the colors in Affinity Photo. Cmd-I to invert then used the levels tool to adjusted the RGB channels.