Rainy Day at Mission Beach

I got this idea to shoot at Mission Beach located in San Diego, California, on a cloudy day, but I’d be shooting film only this time. I just got back into shooting film after starting an Alternative Photography Practices course. The last time I remember shooting with film was well over a decade before. I started as a film photographer (not that I had any other choice being born in the ’80s) and learned that while shooting film, you only get so many exposures to get it right versus digital where you can shoot, delete, and even edit out your mistakes. I shot these mid-March 2020 just as everything started to shut down due to all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Aside from the apparent cloudy day, I feel like all that was going on made the beach that day seem a little more eerie than usual.

For this particular shoot I used a Canon EOS Rebel K2 with a 35-80mm lens and Kodak Gold 400 film. I had the film scanned and processed locally at Nelson’s Photo Supplies. After I received the scans I toned them a little more to my liking in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

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