Whenever I’m back home on the coast, I try to sneak in a hike or two while visiting family. These were taken during a hike through Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver. I like to hike a few of the lesser used trails (fewer tourists) and my favourite leads to Starboat Cove. I snapped these with my Superheadz Ultra Wide & Slim and I have to say that this little camera has yet to disappoint me!
When I was in France this summer, I took along a roll of Lomography’s LomoChrome Turquoise XR 100-400 35mm film. LomoChrome Turquoise is modelled after Lomography’s LomoChrome Purple film which in turn is modelled after Kodak Aerochrome (this post by The Phoblographer explains it all). LomoChrome Turquoise produces some wild color shifts, but it isn’t cross-processed nor is it an infrared film like Kodak Aerochrome. The effects are created through dyes in the emulsion. All in all, I love the way blue sky is rendered orange, but I hate the turquoise skin tones. You can find a review with many sample shots at Emulsive.
These shots of the 800+ year old cathedral in Bayeux, France were taken with a Superheadz Ultra Wide & Slim.
Here are another two photos from Ralph Klein Park shot with my Superheadz Ultra Wide & Slim. When I got this roll back from the lab, I discovered some weird double exposures on the film. I have no idea how it happened except that it must have already been present on the film when I bought the roll. I’ve heard of this sort of thing happening before where a roll of film stored in a box that was fully exposed to sunlight for long periods of time somehow managed to have the logo on the box burned into the film. Perhaps that is what happened here.
I had heard so much about the Ultra Wide & Slim (UWS) that when I bought one I was both excited and disappointed. Vivitar made the original Ultra Wide & Slim camera that rose to cult status. Superheadz from Japan makes clones in many different colours. But just because they are clones doesn’t mean that they are any easier (or cheaper) to purchase. I found mine on eBay. Each colour has a different name and mine is called the Blue Ribbon. It takes some of the coolest pictures I’ve seen. The plastic 22mm lens takes soft photos with vignetting in the corners and some of the prettiest lens flare you’ll ever see. I love this camera and try to carry it with me whenever I can. It has yet to disappoint me.
These photos are from the first roll I ran through it at Ralph Klein Park.