Two weeks ago my man, my niece and I spend a few days in Greece, on the island Rhodes. We mostly were there to relax, enjoy the nice weather and do some snorkelling, but now and then I picked up a camera too. And I just love the light in Greece! We stayed in a nice hotel a bit south of Rhodes Town, which had some great pools and a beautiful beach. With temperatures around 40 degrees Celsius, our pace was slow, and swimming was the main priority. But we did get into a car and discovered a small bit of the island, which turned out to be greener than I expected. I shot Portra 400 with my M2 this time, along with a few shots on Velvia taken with my Nikonos V. With this kind of  intensity of the sun I like the less saturated characteristics of Portra. Enjoy!

First morning, view from our balcony:

Leica M2 with Kodak Portra 400

Another view from the hotel, with my niece and my man. Portra 400 is just perfect for these circumstances:

Leica M2 with Kodak Portra 400

The hotel beach:

Nikonos V with Fuji Velvia 100

View from the water at the hotel beach:

Nikonos V with Fuji Velvia 100

Hotel pool:

Leica M2 with Kodak Portra 400

Hotel pool at night:

Nikonos V with Fuji Velvia 100
Nikonos V with Fuji Velvia 100

This is from our trip across the island. First stop: Anthony Quinn bay:

Leica M2 with Kodak Portra 400

Across the mountain:

Leica M2 with Kodak Portra 400
Leica M2 with Kodak Portra 400

Rhodes is much greener than I expected it to be. One famous green place on the island is Butterfly Valley, with a lot of big trees, small waterfalls, and small red butterflies. The butterflies were there, but mostly too fast for the photo. If you see a red blob, it’s a butterfly 😉 :

Leica M2 with Kodak Portra 400
Leica M2 with Kodak Portra 400
Leica M2 with Kodak Portra 400
Leica M2 with Kodak Portra 400

View from the hotel restaurant towards Rhodes Town:

Leica M2 with Kodak Portra 400

One final look from our hotel on the last night (Ok, I sneaked in a digital image as well, taken with my man’s camera as I left mine in the hotel room):

Canon Powershot G7 X

But I still prefer the look of Portra over digital:

Leica M2 with Kodak Portra 400

In my next post I will publish the results from our underwater adventures.

Thanks for reading!

 

2 thoughts on “Four Days on Rhodes and a roll of Portra 400

  1. Hello Aukje, thank for sharing all your though and experience ! I discovered your work by 35mmc blog. Addicted in few years to digital photography and even more addicted in the last few months to film cameras ! Thank you to keep alive film in such a nice way.
    Charles from France.

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