In November, we spent Thanksgiving week in Spain. We stayed in Barcelona where Ellie was studying for the semester. We had been to Spain before but this was my first trip to Barcelona and we also took the train for a day trip to Montserrat.
It is very hard not to fall in love with Spain. The culture, food, sights and people are amazing.
(All photographs made with a Leica M6 and Kodak Port 400 and 800 films. Developed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab in California)
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.)
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.
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)