White Christmas on Portra 400

Happy Spring! It took me this long to get my rolls finished and developed from my Operation Christmas: See Some Snow trip. I went to Beech Mountain in North Carolina and tried my hand at skiing. I did pretty well actually, and by pretty well I mean that I didn’t have any dramatic falls.

These are from the first two rolls in my Leica M2 with the Zeiss C Biogon 35mm 2.8 lens. I haven’t shot color 35mm film in a while so I was surprised to see how magenta this film turns when overexposed. Medium format has definitely spoiled me. However the ease of use and relative light weightedness of the Leica was refreshing. I adjusted most of these images in post to get the white balance a little less warm purple but there’s only so much I could do.

Additionally, the first two images were processed by Indie Film Lab and the rest were processed by Richard Photo Lab. I found that Indie had all of my images shifted green while Richard had them all shifted magenta. I’ll be sharing more images soon!

By the way, I decided to Sunny 16 these images and just added a few stops to adjust for the snow. It worked out pretty well. Didn’t underexpose a single shot.