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I am having so much fun shooting film. These days I’m only picking up my digital cameras 10% of the time.

Last week I was at a local camera store and saw a Canon EOS 3 sitting on the shelf. This model came out in 1999 and was discontinued by 2007. It’s a film SLR camera. It has a beautiful viewfinder, feels great in your hand and works with all of Canon’s L-series lenses. Asking price: $99.

I handed the man my credit card for the camera and a battery and off I went.

I’m not sure how often I’ll use this camera to be honest. Probably just for the kids sports when I need something fast. But I couldn’t let this gem sit on the shelf. It may be discontinued but I’m keeping it alive. 

The last few nights have been quite cool in the Boston area. When I took our dog Sam for an evening walk last night, my phone told me that it was 47 degrees outside. I threw on my denim jacket and a scarf. The flip flops were pushed to the back of the closet.

So here are some of the last photographs of summer.

Over Labor Day weekend we made a day trip to Crane Beach which is about an hour from our house. It was our first time there. The beach just beyond the parking lot was extremely crowded. But a 15minute walk south along the water, was quiet and wide open. It was a gorgeous day. The sun was out, the sand was hot and the waves were cool.

I cherish days like that.

(All photographs taken with a Leica MP and Kodak Portra 400 film scanned at Richard Photo Lab in California)

San Francisco, California. August 2014.

A few weeks ago I was in San Francisco and went exploring with my friend Aaron. Tyson Wheatley joined us as well. I had never met Tyson but I’ve been enjoying his beautiful photographs for some time. It was a thrill to meet and hear his life story over a photowalk and dinner. Such a talented and super cool person. 

(All photographs taken with a Mamiya 7ii and Kodak Portra 400 film scanned at Richard Photo Lab in California)