Every time I think of a road trip, I think of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ song ‘Road Tripping’ ‘ which starts with:
Road tripping’ with my two favourite allies
Fully loaded we got snacks and supplies
Paints a happy picture, right? My two favourite allies for a road trip are of course my man, and his cabriolet. While in the Lake District we did some exploring with the car, which just seems to be made for the British hills and hollow roads. And of course we made enough stops for me to shoot a few pictures. We encountered some of nice cloudy skies, and a lot of gorgeous sceneries…
Around Derwent Water:
The Struggle, from Ambleside to Kirkstone Pass:
View from Latrigg (just north of Keswick):
The last one is a bit sad, it was taken during our drive to the boat, the last morning in the Lake District. There were very beautiful views which I could not photograph as there was no room at all to stop the car. When we finally found a place to stop the sun had gone and the view was less spectacular, but still very nice. Somehow the colors came out different than I expected from Portra, but it makes the image a bit more moody matching my feelings as we were leaving the Lakes.
I had some trouble with Portra 400 this week, somehow it doesn’t suit the english weather. I also shot Ektar, which came out more to my liking, but I am saving those for a different post. But I do find it remarkable that a high-speed film works better in very bright environments like Greece, while a low-speed film like Ektar works miracles in low-light conditions like Dutch winters. Just saying…
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