Vinalhaven on film

The adventures in film continue:

Last week I went on my regular summer trip to Vinalhaven, a lobstering island off the coast of Rockland. Normally I bring my DSLR and never take it out of the bag, but this year I decided to throw practicality to the wind and travel to the island (on a ferry, mind you) with my regular supply of clothes, cheese and gin, plus a monorail 4×5 camera and everything that you have to bring with it. It was an ordeal. Now I understand why field cameras were invented.

This was also my first time scanning negative film since college. Initially I thought I had failed utterly and shot thin negatives that simply could not be salvaged, since everything had a cyan cast to it. It turns out Ektar is just very, very hard to scan accurately. If you’re struggling with it, I recommend scanning it as a positive image and using the ColorPerfect plugin for Photoshop to invert the colors. It made a world of difference.

The super moon tides were extreme this year and the weather was beautiful.  Can’t wait to go back.

Vinalhaven, ME 08/15/2014 The falling tide surges out of The Basin, Vinalhaven, Maine. Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

The falling tide surges out of The Basin, Vinalhaven, Maine.

Vinalhaven, ME 08/15/2014 The falling tide surges out of The Basin, Vinalhaven, Maine. Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

Vinalhaven, ME 08/21/2014 View from Flat Island on a falling tide, Vinalhaven, Maine Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

View from Flat Island on a falling tide, Vinalhaven, Maine

Vinalhaven, ME 08/21/2014 View from Flat Island on a falling tide, Vinalhaven, Maine Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

Vinalhaven, ME 08/21/2014 Alex Jones / www.alexjonesphoto.com

 

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