Although Fall weather in North Carolina can be pretty unpredictable, there is one thing that always makes me feel like Fall has finally arrived. No, I’m not just talking about Pumpkin Spice Latte’s… although y’all know I’m not ashamed to admit, I do love those… I’m talking about the Dixie Classic Fair in downtown Winston Salem! I used to get so excited to go to the fair every year growing up so that I could ride all the rollercoasters and eat ALL the fried Oreos and cotton candy, and well, not much has changed! (Except now the roller coasters made me want to throw up a little bit… but you better believe I still rode a few!)
My dad invited Casey and I to come to the fair with him and my little sister, Anna, for her birthday, and we were super excited that Casey already had the day off. Although I couldn’t break out my normal blue jeans and flannel shirt in the 80+ degree weather, I was still pretty pumped to taste some apple cider and get in the Fall mood. I decided to just take one of my 35mm film cameras to capture the day. I was eager to try out a film stock called Ektar 100, which is known for it’s bright punchy colors and lots of contrast. I just got my film scans back from The Find Lab, and definitely did not disappoint!
For any film nerds out there, I’ve heard multiple different opinions on how you should meter/rate your Ektar, and for this first roll I decided to just rate it at box speed (100) and meter like I normally do, which is at a 45 degree angle, bulb in, and I’m pretty happy with the results! Also, I wasn’t sure which scanner I would prefer, so I put that in my notes when I sent in the film. Because the people at The Find Lab are just really awesome, they scanned it on both scanners to see which one I liked better. Honestly most of these are from the Noritsu because it fits my normal light and airy style and I think it made the skin tones look better, but Casey loved the punchiness and more saturated look of the Frontier, so it’s totally up to preference!
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Absolutely the Best day ever… typical southern Early Fall temp’s but a great time with family.the photography from Alayna Kaye was Outstanding..I think this is going to be a new tradition from here on out..Thanks again Casey and Alayna, Annalisa and I Love y’all..????