Haida Gwaii on Slide Film

My week 22 entry for the 52 Rolls project is most of a roll of slide film shot on Haida Gwaii a few weeks ago. I love the colours rendered by this film.

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A few weeks ago I had a business trip to Haida Gwaii (known by the settler populations for a decades as the Queen Charlotte Islands, permanently renamed to Haida Gwaii a few years ago); this is the roll of film I shot during that trip. Today’s post is my 22nd entry in the 52 Rolls project and once again is via the Canon Elan 7N, 50/1.4 and 16-35/2.8 lenses. The film was Fujichrome Provia 400F that I bought new either in 2004 or 2002. I sure do love the colours from this film, too bad it is so expensive. For some reason the Epson V700 scanner puts a black border around strips of slide film: perhaps it was expecting mounted slides? In any case, I have left the borders, which means not straightening horizons and so on.

Haida Gwaii is one of my favourite places, a place where I have been many times for…

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6 thoughts on “Haida Gwaii on Slide Film

  1. Pingback: A Monster Collection of 99 Photography Tutorials, Inspiration, Reviews and Blogs | Light Stalking

    • Hey thanks Toad. It is a beautiful place, I hope you can make it there sometime. I’ve been lucky to have work take me there a lot over the years. This shot was taken from a walkway in “downtown” Charlotte in the pouring rain; photography almost seems easy in a place like this.

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  2. Wow, does _that_ ever take me back. Used to cruise up there on my parents’ sailboat when I was a young lad. Haven’t been back since 1977. Have to find an excuse to visit again…

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    • Thanks Sam – glad to awake some memories. That is way too long to have been away! I am not sure if you had a look at the original post on 52 Rolls, but if you didn’t it’s worth a visit as there are many more photos than just this one.

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      • Beautiful pics on 52 Rolls. The heritage center wasn’t there when I went. In fact, there weren’t many human-built structures except for Haida First Peoples’ buildings, a small logging operation and some fishermen’s homes. That’s one of the things I liked about it.

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