A Land for Dolcetto. Pecchenino Farm, Piedmonte, Italy. 2015

The area of Dogliani is especially suited to the cultivation of the Dolcetto grape, whose presence here is documented in a manuscript from 1432, discovered in the municipal archives.
  • Location: Piedmont, Italy

  • Time: September 2015

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak 100VS [expired 2013]

  • Process and Scan:

Photographing Venice, Italy on Polypan F

For 2013, I have been involved in a photographic challenge with The 52 Rolls Project.  A small number of photographers from around the world agree to shoot one roll of film per week for the entire year and blog about the results.  I'm not going to inflict all my posts on you here, but the images were so wonderful in Week 36 that I'd like to cross post.


The Week:  Week 36 was the week that I escorted a wine tasting trip to Italy for my customers.  My day job is Wine Manager of a Gourmet Foods Supermarket in Maumee, Ohio called Walt Churchill’s Market.  Once per year, I plan and create a wine trip to somewhere in the world that I then sell to customers at the store.  This week was Italy.  We started in Venice….


The Camera and the Film:  My kit for Italy was a Canon A-1 and Canon FD 50mm f1.4 and Canon FD 24mm f2.8.  I also carried my Olympus Trip 35.  The films taken were a bunch of Polypan F 50 (hand rolled by the Film Photography Podcast Store) and Kodak Portra 400.

I also took a Canon EOS M Digital Camera to produce videos of the trip for my video podcast – Understanding Wine with Austin Beeman.  No digital pics for this page though!  (P.S. No video from this trip in on the podcast yet.  Editing video takes way more time than getting film processed.)


The Shoot:  Venice was more touristy than expected, even off-the-beaten path, but the Polypan came through with some tremendous images.  Lacking the anti-halation layer, the whites of these images bloom naturally.  Very minimal post production.


See more on  Flickr.   The 52 Rolls Group and My Personal 52 Rolls – 2013 Set.