My photography journal is out and ideas are flowing into it which means something is about to happen. This time is a road trip I have been thinking about. Nothing immediate but over the next few months I would like to take a trip to small towns in the UK. I want to have a look at what the countryside looks like.
The first thing I began putting in my journal is that perhaps it is time to use some color film. While I love B&W film and digital pictures, I believe that the countryside is a good excuse to try color again. I have ordered some 35mm Porta 400, which I have always considered some rather expensive film however it is very well regarded among photographers.
So the basics of a photography trip is beginning to take shape. A road trip, visit small towns in England and take some color film photography. In terms of potential places to go I have highlighted Cambridge, York and maybe the Lake District. This last one is where I really gave in to the color film itch.
I will also be carrying a digital camera, probably the Nikon D800 as I would love to get some night shots of the narrow streets in these old towns. There is nothing like old stone or brick buildings, narrow streets, and dim street lights to give a sense of place.
Now I just have to find the time...