The First Month

I can’t believe it has almost been a month since we’ve brought little Jemma home. Time has been put on pause as the days and nights are filled with a never ending cycle of diaper changing, feeding, and then diaper changing again. Jemma’s favorite pass time is to spend her days, nights, and every moment in between, sleeping on her mom’s or dad’s chest. Anything else absolutely won’t due. Also, when putting her to sleep or comforting her, don’t for a moment think that you can grab your phone and catch up on your email or reading as she’s drifting off; because she will quickly let you know that you are being rude.

Irina has been amazing! I don’t know how she can do it with the miniscule amount of sleep that she’s getting. Really appreciate her and everything she does.

But its not always as bad as I’ve made it seem. There are times when she’s fed, her diaper dry, and her tummy is not bothering her. In those rare moments she’ll intently study her surroundings with those gorgeous sapphire blue eyes, and melt your heart with her ¬†amazing smile. In those moments nothing else matters and its all worth it.

Also, Irina and I have started practicing a new trade this month. Like vultures we’ve been circling Jemma with our iPhone’s in our hands snapping away. I think each day we take at least a couple of dozen pictures on our iPhones. But hey! The upside is if I ever lose my day job, I can always try out being a paparazzi.

In spite of all the iPhone photography going on, I was able to get a few shots on film.

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Ilford Delta Pro 3200 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Ilford Delta Pro 3200 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 160 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 160 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Ilford Delta 100 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Ilford Delta 100 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 160 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 160 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Ilford Delta 100 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Ilford Delta 100 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 160 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 160 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 160 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 160 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 160 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Portra 160 | Developed and Scanned at RPL

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New Beginnings

I’ve been a digital shooter for a number of years starting with my Nikon D80, then moving on to the D700, and now shooting with the D3s. I have always been fascinated with film but could never bring myself about to use it. I have attempted shooting 35mm in the past but for the most part left it alone. This year I decided to conquer my fear of film and at the same time hopefully improve my photography. Most of the credit for this decision goes to my wonderful wife. So I purchased a used Hasselblad 503CX with an 80mm lens and a couple of 120 backs. Here are a few shots from the first couple of rolls.

FujiFilm Pro 400H | Developed and Scanned at RPL

FujiFilm Pro 400H | Developed and Scanned at RPL

Kodak Tri-X 400 | Developed and Scanned at RPL.

Kodak Tri-X 400 | Developed and Scanned at RPL.

Kodak Portra 400 | Devoled and Scanned at Pandalab

Kodak Portra 400 | Devoled and Scanned at Pandalab

FujiFilm Pro 400H | Developed and Scanned at RPL.

FujiFilm Pro 400H | Developed and Scanned at RPL.

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at Pandalab

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at Pandalab

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at Pandalab

Kodak Portra 400 | Developed and Scanned at Pandalab