My husband and I love to travel, and on Christmas Day we dropped Alice of at Camp Bow Wow and drove to DC just before the snow storm hit Pittsburgh. We met some of our friends who now live in the DC area and spent a morning at Washington National Cathedral. I was excited to see my friend's mom from Colombia whom I hadn't seen in over three years. She is the sweetest, and calls my husband Peligroso (Mr Dangerous), because he knows just enough Spanish to be dangerous. LOL My goal during the trip was to shoot nothing but film, and I intended to capture a lot of the monuments along the national mall. However, the days just flew by and we decided to do a night tour instead. It was quite special to walk down to the national Christmas tree and see the various monuments lit up in the distance. Despite being Scandinavian I will confess that it was absolutely freezing as we started to make our way back on foot from Lincoln Memorial to our hotel in Dupont Circle. Thankfully a taxi driver pulled over and we were so happy to see him.
Last week I received the scans from Indie Film Lab of my first attempt at shooting film. The key here is that I was doing it in full manual as I always do with my digital camera, but using a constant ISO and no possibility to preview the shot. I wasn't sure how it would turn out and if all of them would be completely blurry, but I was happily surprised with the result. While there is plenty of room for improvement, these are special to me because of the fact that since I had to make a conscious decision and not waste precious film, I remember every single moment.