Pacific Grove

Salinas and Pacific Grove with My Minolta Hi-Matic 11

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It seems like every year that Holly and I stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea we wander farther away. Last year, we went to Seaside for the first time. This year, we went to Moss Landing, Elkhorn Slough Reserve (which is in Watsonville), and Salinas. I had been to Elkhorn Slough once before many years ago, but the other destinations were new to me, and all 3 were new to Holly.

I used my iPhone 15 Pro and my Nikon Z fc at Moss Landing and Elkhorn Slough, but I mostly used my Minolta Hi-Matic 11 with Cinestill 400D while we were in Salinas.

Salinas is a small city with a lot of interesting architecture. It was a sunny day with just some high clouds so I got a number of good shots during our visit.

I’ll have more to share about our trip to Moss Landing, Elkhorn Slough, and Salinas when I post my longer narrative about our vacation.

I finished the roll the next day when we went to Pacific Grove which was not new to us. We walked along the coast. I’ve taken plenty of photos there the past couple of years so I wasn’t as inclined to take a lot this year.

I also took a few photos on the walk to and from the ocean. I hadn’t taken many in town before.

I’ll also have more to say about our visit to Pacific Grove later, but I wanted to share my film photos while I’m working on longer posts about our vacation.

2 Responses

  1. Rob

    Love the slightly overexposed look of a lot of your photos.

    Do you scan the negatives yourself or have the lab scan them?

    • Tom

      Hi Rob,
      Thanks for your comment. My lab scans my negatives. With my color film, I usually over-expose it by 1 stop or so by adjusting the ISO. In this case, I set my Hi-Matic at 200 for the Cinestill 400. I’d rather err on the side of over-exposing since it can be hard to recover details if the photos are under-exposed.

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