Rabias, Spain

Rabias, Spain. August 2014.

One of my favorite memories from our trip was this super chill day where just hung out at the beach. Lauren spotted it on a map and we took a chance and drove over. I think there were less than 20people on the beach that day.

(All photographs above were taken with a Hasselblad 503cw and a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 lens on Kodak Portra 400. Film was processed and scanned at Richard Photo Lab in California.)

Comillas/Laguardia/Elciego, Spain

Comillas, Elciego and Laguardia, Spain. August 2014. 

One of the biggest adjustments in film photography is the delayed gratification part. Make the photograph and then you wait.

But I’m starting to discover that the waiting part is one of the best things about film photography.

I just received these scans back from the lab. As our summer vacation approaches the end it’s so nice to relive our first week of vacation of some little towns in northern Spain.

All photographs above were taken with a Hasselblad 503cw and a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 lens on Kodak Portra 400. Film was processed and scanned at Richard Photo Lab in California.

Picos de Europa National Park, Spain

We are currently in Adare, Ireland but I just received my medium format film scans from our travels to Spain.

These photographs were taken in Picos de Europa National Park which is about 30km inland from the northern coast of Spain. I’m so grateful that we had an opportunity to explore and witness that part of the country. It’s a beautiful place and couldn’t recommend it more.

All photographs above were taken with a Hasselblad 503cw and a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 lens on Kodak Portra 400. Film was processed and scanned at Richard Photo Lab in California.

Comillas, Spain. August 2014.

We left wine country and drove about 3 hours north yesterday.

The north coast couldn’t be any more different than the Basque. While the former was dry and warm, the north is green with a cool evening breeze. The food is quite different as well. Both are wonderfully special in their own way.

I have taken about 4 rolls of film with my Hasselblad so far. It’s so nice to shoot mostly with film on vacation. Just find (or feel the exposure), compose your frame and make the photograph. No post processing, just a bunch of rolls waiting to be sent off to the lab. I am loving this Hasselblad more and more.

(In the meantime here are a few photographs taken with my digital Leica M)

Laguardia, Spain.

Yesterday we spent a few hours at Laguardia — a little town with so much history and character. I mostly made photographs with film so it will be several weeks before I can share them. 

But I did take a couple with my digital camera, like this one. My daughter Sophia, always dancing. 

(Leica M + 50mm Summilux)