C41 - Color Negative

Five Reasons I Like to Photograph French Doors on Film

There are unconscious patterns that emerge when one looks at their own photographs.  It appears that while traveling in France, I like to photograph doors on film.  Here are five images that illustrate why.

#1 - Because they stand still and make it easy for beginners.

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  • Location: Saint-Emilion, France

  • Time: July 2001

  • Camera: Canon Rebel 2000

  • Film: Kodachrome 64

#2 - Because textures look amazing on black and white film.

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  • Location: Saint-Sulpice des Pommiers, France.

  • Time: October 2014

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak Tri-X

#3 - And because the shadows really stand out.

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  • Location: Pau, France.

  • Time: October 2014

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak Tri-X

#4 - Because the color contrast can be striking.

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  • Location: Madiran, France.

  • Time: October 2014

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak Portra 400

#5 - Because the old buildings have great character.

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  • Location: Saint-Emilion, France.

  • Time: October 2014

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak Portra 400


Check out more of my film photography!

Lumiere de Toulouse. France, 2000.

One of my earliest photos of which I am still happy.  A testament to the "F8 and Be There" rule of photography and not any photographic skill on my part.

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  • Location: Toulouse, France.

  • Time: Summer 2000

  • Camera: Canon Rebel 2000 + the kit lens.

  • Film: Some unremembered drug-store print film.

  • Lab: Processed (and later scanned) by my old local lab Taylor Photo.


Check out more of my photography...

Daydream in Red #2 : Laura New Myers. 2017