The West Coast in Black & White

Vacations; everyone loves a good vacation. I just returned from a week visit to Canada's west coast, starting with a culinary adventure around Vancouver, and followed by the enjoyment of Victoria's epic views. For this trip, I decided to kick it old-school: I brought along with me my 35mm Minolta camera and a couple rolls of black & white film. The nice thing about film is the limited shots you get (24 to 36 in each roll). It really makes you think about things you want to take a picture of, versus the things you just want to remember. Instead of having your camera permanently glued to your face the whole time, you usually only take one shot to capture the experience, and you get to live the rest. Now the fun (and unnerving) part is waiting for the prints. Let's hope they come out! I love flipping through the prints, remembering little details I had forgotten. I'll share those with you once I get them back, but for the meantime, here's some black & white inspiration.

photos courtesy centrifugaStuck in Customs

- Gabriela