#TedixEvan take Seattle :: in film

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Took a few test shots back in our apartment before leaving. This one is more of a happy accident.

Now I’m a couple days behind in the vlog. Consistency is not my forte. Then again, I’m on holidays, so I can do what I want. And last night I wanted to drink some snapple sized beers on the couch with my fiancé and her friend, whose place we’re now staying.

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It’s a cute little two bedroom apartment with a minimalist modern-retro design, much like from the movie Her. Parking around the area is a huge big fat bitch. We maybe drove around for 20 minutes only to squeeze into a tiny space that may or may not be legal to park.

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I was thinking, maybe in the future there will be a law about how big of a car you can own in a certain area of the city. These Smart cars take up almost half the amount of space of an average car, and I highly doubt that every one of those full size cars are being packed with four people every morning for a commute. It’s just wasted space. At least the majority of the people in Seattle know how to park. That can’t be said for Winnipeg.

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Anyways, yesterday we got our film roll developed at Panda Labs and we downloaded the files this morning. Wow, I love film! Kind of silly how I own a $2000 camera, yet I’m more enthralled by these photos taken with a hand-me-down camera on film from Walmart.

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I’m also shocked at how much it costs to develop film. It was $20 for one roll, developed and scanned but no prints. Crazy! I remember back in the day I could get a roll of prints for around $10.

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Even though it’s about a buck a shot, it’s so worth it. The colours and the grain of film just can’t compare to digital. I mean, it can be done on digital with editing and filters, but there’s a greater connection to a photo taken on film. It’s not some collection of coloured pixels. It’s chemicals so sensitive to light that when exposed, that 1/125th of a second moment is burned into this film strip. No bytes. No computers. Just science. I’m romanticizing the point by now, but still… film is enthralling.

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Speaking of enthralling… Tedi is a goddess. Lucky me!

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