Sometimes even an old dyed-in-the-wool black & white film shooter has to accept the fact that we still live in a world of color. Most of what I've been shooting in film these past few years has been B & W. Sure, the Kodachrome project has brought me back to reality. Although that will all be nearly over with by this time next year, as the film has now gone out of production forever, and the last remaining lab to develop this film will halt the service in December of 2010.
Lately, I've been experimenting with a stash of free color film that Kodak sent me last month. Free film is always a great excuse to pull out the half-exposed roll of Tri-X sitting in my Leica M3. And this color film especially, Kodak Portra 160VC, is perfect for this time of year. The autumn leaves have arrived. Here's a few pictures I took yesterday at Brown Deer Park. The afternoon was overcast, even with some light rain showers during my shoot. But these are the conditions that can be a delight to the photographer, bringing nice saturation to an already beautiful time of year.