Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
For me personally, “Cheeseboro Canyon Trail” is an important image. I was on my way to South Korea and had bought 8 bricks (a package of 20 rolls of 35mm film) for the trip. I had 5 bricks of Kodachrome 64 Professional, 2 bricks of Kodachrome 25 Professional, and 2 bricks of Kodak Ektachrome Lumiere 100X purchased from Samy’s Camera in Hollywood. I wanted to test the film before leaving so I drove out to Cheeseboro Canyon, in Agoura Hills and shot a roll of each type of film. When the film was developed, the Kodachrome 64 was defective. Samy’s exchanged the 5 bricks for new ones and off I went to try again at the same location. That’s when I captured the image above in the frondescence of spring.
When I got back from Korea, one of the images won an award from the Photographic Council of the United Nations and I was suddenly a full time photographer. I’m sure glad I did a film test before leaving!
Nikon N90 SLR, AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, Kodak Kodachrome 64 color transparency film, exposure not recorded, Nikon L37C, program mode: Aperture Priority, M-up Mode, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio head, Nikon MC-20 remote cable, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast