The 70s Look?

January 22, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

This was a fun Sunday afternoon in the city of Buffalo, NY. It was freezing but the sun came out and so had I and my camera. A few years back I bought a roll of experimental 35mm film that was supposed to produce muted colors shifted towards the blues reminiscent of the 70s, as well as some pretty strong grain. I thought I'd shoot it in summer when everything is colorful to take advantage of the film's strengths. But somehow, I never found the opportunity.

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When the sun came out on a Sunday in the middle of a Western New York winter I decided it was about time. After all, the film actually expired back in November 2017 and we were into 2019 now. I loaded it into my Pentax Spotmatic and headed for the city with no clear target in mind. That proved to be another nice side benefit. I ended up taking a 4-mile walk from Shea's down Main Street to Canalside, over to the Erie Basin Marina and back to my starting point around the City Hall and Lafayette Square.

In the end, the film did exactly what it was meant to. I hope you'll enjoy this nostalgic detour from the world of digital perfection.

Film Photography: Erie Canal Harbor à la 70s,  Buffalo, NY - Adox Color ImplosionErie Canal Harbor à la 70sFilm Photography

Erie Canal Harbor à la 70s,  Buffalo, NY

Film photography: Pentax Spotmatic, Adox Color Implosion

Film Photography: Naval & Military Park à la 70s, Buffalo, NY - Adox Color ImplosionNaval & Military Park à la 70sFilm Photography

Naval & Military Park à la 70s, Buffalo, NY

Film photography: Pentax Spotmatic, Adox Color Implosion

And just in case you are wondering, yes, there will be a few more down the road as this look is growing on me. On that note, if you did not like these the first time around, swing back in a few days and look again. Feel free to leave a comment in the guestbook to let me know what you think about these!

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Previously captured on film: Analog (Film) Photography - Film Pinhole Photography - Winter Jinx - Seaside Pinhole Photography - Theatre District at Sunrise, Buffalo, NY - On Main Street, Buffalo, NY - On the Road around Buffalo - Lake Erie Lakeshore on Pinhole - Erie Basin Marina on Pinhole - From Ohio StreetAs the Names ChangeBuffalo Classic on Classic MediumOne More White while AppropriateMore Winter in Hamburg, NYPalace in Winter - A Shed - The Chimney - Road Trip 2018 on a Page - Road Trip 2018: The First Few Darkroom Prints - First Roll of Infrared Film - Road Trip 2018: A New Darkroom Print - Analog Colors - Cheap Shots of Sunny 16 - Darkroom: A Split Grade Print - A Drive-Through Nation - A Quiet Moment - Lighthouse Beach - Nostalgic Colors - The 70s Look?

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