Expired 35mm film and some August Break / by Let It Be Raw

I had very wonderful and relaxing camping trip with my partner as we celebrated our 4 years together. We went to Memorial State Park by Pescadero, which is right off of highway 1. We really lucked out with weather there and were able to do one of my most favorite things in the world, which is creek hiking.

Basically, creek hiking entails wearing shoes you don't mind getting wet and hiking up a creek. I just love walking around in water and examining rocks and watching little fish and water bugs swim around me. We also made decent fires (without lighter fluid or starter logs! It's harder than it sounds, at least for us), had delicious bbq dinners, and ate copious amounts of roasted marshmallows. On our last morning there, we were lucky enough to watch 3 baby racoons play around in the forest (You can see a picture of the three little rascals here, as well as some other pictures from the trip that Nick took).

These are my pictures from the trip (some of which I took for August Break, which are at the end) using expired kodak film from 2006. I have to say I am pretty happy with the way the expired film came out. I wasn't going for anything artistic really, I was just having fun taking pictures!

Bridge
A tree bridge.

Forest View
I love staring at the tops of trees when I'm in the forest.

Keds are water shoes Keds are water shoes
Keds make for great water shoes.

Creek
The creek we hiked around in.

Focus
I have no idea what this was. The end of the roll was in pretty bad shape. I think nick is in the middle, and the circle is probably a sun flare.

Stretch Back Portrait
Nick, enjoying the warmth of the day.

Now, to catch up with some August Break!



August 9th
August 9th
There is something very funny in this picture. Do you see it?

August 10th
August 10th
I am in love with expired film.

August 11th
August 11th
Drying the creek shoes in the sun.

Reviewing these pictures makes me want to go camping again.