Film Photography: St. Michaels, Maryland Shot with Hasselblad

For my birthday Kate and I decided to spend a week at her parents house in St. Michaels, Maryland. Besides New York, it's probably my favorite place in the world. Since we've moved to the city, St. Michaels has been the perfect compliment to the fast paced life we normally lead. On Maryland's Eastern Shore you don't hurry. You don't feel rushed, you don't feel like you have to do this or do that. You relax. We read, take pictures, nap, eat, drink, then repeat. I took a fistful of film, my Hasselblad 501cm, Nikon FM2n, and the new Polaroid 400 Land Camera with me for our weeklong stay. As I look at my pictures, I realize that Fuji films are definitely better for pictures of water and boats. Kodak Portra is still perfect for people and things on land, but there's something about Fuji films and water that look better to my eye. Fuji slide film (like the Astia I used) does have a tendency to shift to purple, but you can correct that in post processing if you want.

The Selina II sailing on the Miles River, St. Michaels, Maryland, Fuji Reala 100

The Selina II is a beautiful sailboat that offers cruises. We haven't taken advantage of one of their trips, but we will one day.

Dock, St. Michaels, Maryland, Fuji Astia 100

Kate in Adirondack Chair on Lawn, St. Michaels, Maryland, Kodak Portra 400

Crab Trap on Dock, St. Michaels, Maryland, Fuji Astia 100

On Wednesday evenings, they have sailboat races on the Miles River. Wednesday just happened to be our last night and our neighbor and friend Bob invited us to go out on his boat for an amazing view. Red Sail on Miles River, St. Michaels, Maryland, Fuji Astia 100

The Selina II Blocking the Setting Sun, St. Michaels, Maryland, Kodak Portra 400

Blue Sky and Clouds Above the Miles River, St. Michaels, Maryland, Fuji Astia 100