Fun and Colourful shoot with Ellen


Sometimes, a shoot just simply works, despite the conditions.  Ellen and I met at the Dartmouth scenic gardens to do an impromptu photo shoot out in the snow.  I was excited to work with her in preparation for another shoot I have planned in the following week.  

Kodak Ektar 100.  Absolutely beautiful saturation!

I brought along very minimal gear.  This was going to be a meet-and-greet type shoot with minimal setup and hopefully lots of snowflakes.  The snow turned to light rain the moment I arrived at the gardens.  No problem, we'll persevere.

I still had a dozen shots left on my roll of Ektar, so I used those up as well.  I'd argue that those photos are my favourites from the shoot: they're more vibrant and deliver a more pleasing image than the digital ones, through no fault of Ellen.

Kodak Ektar 100 again.  The grain on this film is really really fine!


I took quite a few photos with the 5D as well, though in hindsight I wish I had been a bit more dynamic with my lenses.  I only used the 70-200, a lens which, while beautiful has been giving me a hazy look in my shots. I will be sorting that out soon!




We spent about 45 minutes in the gardens before finally giving up hope on snowflakes returning to the scene.   We headed over to a cafe to warm up which resulted in a few more images on film (but that roll is still in my camera, when I finish it up I will be posting a short review),  but I'm very pleased with the results and I'm happy to have spent time with Ellen.  She's a truly amazing person and is going places.