First real outing for the Holga! I brought it with me to Leavenworth and then on my hike to the Enchantments, and I loved it!
There's a risk to bringing a very unreliable camera to places you don't get to visit very often: what if there's a light leak and my photos are ruined? What if the shutter is not even opening? Well that's why you take your "I-want-to-keep-forever-and-ever" travel photos with a different camera! :)
This here was my first roll (I shot a total of 4 while in Washington).
Film: HP5+ 400 rated at 800
Camera and lenses: Holga 120N
Developer: Kodak D76 1:1, 11 minutes at 24C
Scanner: Epson V600
Location: Leavenworth, WA and Snow Lakes, Alpine Lakes Wilderness
As you can see, the first 8 photos were taken in the "german themed" town of Leavenworth. Rachel took the third one, but I tried to get "close" subjects on the rest of them. I think it worked pretty well on #1, #2, #5 and #8, and I like the effect on #6 as well.
#4 shows what I talked about on my first roll shot with the Holga. Distortion is pretty bad when you are shooting a close subjet with straight lines like that wall. It wasn't that close actually! Maybe 10 feet or so. Something to keep in mind for the future.
#7 was totally underexposed and it shows the first signs of what will happen if you shoot sources of light directly.
The last 4 shots were taken on my way to Snow Lakes, in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. #9 (Nada Lake) is my absolute favorite, but I also like the way #11 (from inside the tent) and #12 turned out.
So far so good with this little camera! It felt good to be able to shoot some film far in the backcountry without having to carry several pounds of gear.