Last month, spring arrived in Auckland and all that sweet vitamin D beaming down from the sky inspired me to attempt the ‘photo per day’ challenge on my La Sardina. Unfortunately, spring showers prevailed and grey days don’t get me reaching for the camera, so that project faded out pretty quickly.
Instead I decided to use the roll of film to explore locally and shoot in and around Auckland, experimenting with the new LomoChrome Purple 35mm colour negative film.
I’ve learnt that even on a bright sunny day, I probably still need to use the flash as some of the photos have come out surprisingly dark. I’m also learning that landscape shots don’t really work on my La Sardina – the best results come from close ups and portraits, so I’m going to leave the cityscape and coastline shots for Instagram!
A quick update on all other business…
Our usual adventures have been put on hold for the rest of the year since we decided to be grown ups and go hard on the mortgage savings (committing to Kiwi life for reals!). But next week we’re buying camping gear so we can go back to basics and explore the coasts of New Zealand on a budget. I’m expecting that this will be the year that Lola learns to surf.
I’ve been really slack in putting anything up on this blog in the past few months now that our Kiwi adventure has become real life. But with summer just around the corner, a roadie planned in Feb, and lots of visitors to show New Zealand off too, expect more travel write-ups and more analogue experiments on Everyday Explorers.
For now, sayonara friends.
I actually went searching for the Bowie mural only to find it had been replaced with another familiar face…