Metaphors Jul 15, 2015


Film, like a road can make for many great metaphors. Sometimes though, a photo itself resonates meaning to not only the creator but the audience. I just got back a bunch of film from my weekend getaway to Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, but this is one of my favorites…

Don’t worry, if you don’t like this one, there are more to come.

Tools of the trade:
Mamiya 7ii / 80mm
Portra 400

  • Matt Long

    very nice Mr Prolly….

  • Kerry Nordstrom

    “Everyday is a winding road”

  • John Arthur

    Maybe I’ve missed it in a previous post – do you have film developed/scanned by someone in Austin? Any digital post production? For this shot specifically, polarizing in the field or no? Any chance of a post on your film shooting habits?

    • No filter, just Portra 400, f22 set to infinity, frame and fire. I get film developed at Holland in Austin. High res scans, import them into Lightroom to keep them organized. Sometimes I’ll level out a horizon or crop slightly, but that’s it for post-processing.

  • Richard Stiers

    Like the pics! Want more and especially like the ‘Tools of the trade:’ info!