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A January Review

An overview of the past month: the changes that have happened, the places I've gone, and the photos I've taken.

Photo by edenhovenga

So I’ve almost managed to get all of my photos back from Christmas to the 15th. I’m still waiting on a couple rolls, which makes me a little sad, but I should get them back within the next couple days (fingers crossed).

Over Christmas, Kevin and I went home to visit with my family, which wasn’t too terrible. We got out of the house a bit and went exploring back in Pungo (the rural edges of Virginia Beach) and to a couple state parks. I brought all my cameras with me and took plenty of photos, my favorites being with my La Sardina because of the romantic blur it brings to the photos.

We drove back to Baltimore for the New Year and spent it bar hopping with some friends. I attempted some form of doubles with the first few of the roll, but none of them really show any sign of it.

I was able to go to the Ravens Colts playoff game a few days later and snuck in a few photos on a roll on my Superheadz Slim White Angel before I gave it to Kevin and replaced it with a relatively new LC-A I bought for $90 on ebay. I absolutely love the wide angle lens on that camera.

The rest of the month was spent doing a lot of hiking and urban exploring. I went to an abandoned paper mill outside of Elllicott City, the Enchanted Forest, and Henryton where I got some amazing photos. Here are a couple I got of the paper mill.

The Enchanted Forest was absolutely amazing. It’s an abandoned theme park off of Route 40 located behind the current Enchanted Forest shopping center, which made it really interesting sneaking back there because of how busy the area was. It was well worth it, though. The small little theme park was interesting enough, but there were some pretty spectacular views on top of it. Plus, I saw a fox. We got there around 3:30 and it was foggy. I had the best luck with my first roll of Fuji Provia and am absolutely in love with the photos I got.

If the Enchanted Forest was great, Henryton was like a million times better. To get there it’s about a mile walk down the train tracks and through the Henryton Tunnel. Henryton is an abandoned Tuberculosis Hospital in Howard County and it’s absolutely massive. I went with Emilee on a Monday and we didn’t run into anybody, and then I went back on Saturday and there were groups of people everywhere exploring. I finished up my roll of Provia which was amazing and shot about four more rolls. Here are some of the photos I’ve gotten back.

Since then I’ve been working on some film swaps and did a small hike into Great Falls for some photos on my LC-A. To sum it up, this January I’ve fallen in love with the La Sardina, Fuji Provia, and Rollei Redbird. And I’m well on my way to completing my goals for 2013 and getting a hang of my cameras. I think I’m going to spend February working with my Diana Mini and my new LC-A.

written by edenhovenga

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