Film Photography: Cambridge, Maryland on Kodak Portra 400

During our recent vacation in St. Michaels, I had planned on visiting the nearby town of Cambridge, Maryland to take some photos. And since morning light is the best light for photography, I kept setting my alarm each night only to turn it off at 5am the next morning. I am definitely not a morning person. Finally, I woke up with the alarm near the end of our vacation and hopped in the car for the 30 minute drive to Cambridge. Driving is such a luxury to me since we moved to the city, that I really enjoyed being alone in a car with the radio blasting to some cheesy oldies station. I was wide awake and ready to take some photos. I had only been to Cambridge once before with my father-in-law, but something about this small town that may have seen better days resonated with me. I think it reminded me of the small Midwestern town I grew up in. I only had two hours to take pictures, so I parked the car in an empty lot right in the center of town, and headed out with my Hasselblad.

Downtown Cambridge, Early Morning, Kodak Portra 400

Cambridge Rec Center, Early Morning, Kodka Portra 400

Early Morning at the Zip Mart, Cambridge, Kodak Portra 400

Craig's Back Door Entrance, Cambridge, Kodak Portra 400

Trego Construction, Cambridge, Kodak Portra 400

Behind Trego Construction, Little Giant was chilling at the waterside, Kodak Portra 400

Slowly Starting the Morning on The Reflection, Cambridge Harbor, Kodak Portra 400

On the way back to St. Michaels, I couldn't help taking advantage of my newfound freedom of driving a car. I kept seeing things on the side of the road that would make a good photograph, so I finally stopped at one spot to take these pictures.

Golden, Morning Light on Abandonded Gsa Station, US 50 Between Cambridge and Easton, Kodak Portra 400

Fire Hydrant in Wet Grass, US 50 Between Cambridge and Easton, Kodak Portra 400

Abandoned Miniature Gold Course, US 50 Between Cambridge and Easton, Kodak Portra 400

In the city, I always have time to scout out what I want to photograph. This time, I only knew that Cambridge appealed to me and I had a few hours to explore. Regardless, this was probably the most fun I've had with a camera in some time. I know I don't have the time or funding for it, but I would love to just hop in a car and drive from the East Coast to the Rocky Mountains only stopping in early morning or evening to take photos in small towns across the US. I can feel a theme developing, but time and money always remind you of why you can't do something. Maybe one day...