silverlake walk and fourth of july

before i sent off my test roll of 220 film taken with my yashica to richard photo lab the other day, i sat there debating about my two rolls of 35mm film that i had waiting to be processed. i was quite happy with what rpl presented last time, but when i calculated a guesstimate of what all three rolls would cost me, it came to the same price of what my yashica camera had been and forced me to decide if spending that much on my personal photos with 35mm is really worth it. do i like the better quality of the prints and scans? why yes, yes i do. but i figured it was worth a shot to try out target photo, since costco has been disappointing and i don’t know of any walgreens nearby (i’ve heard that they’re fairly decent with their film).

alas, i think i like costco’s prints better than target’s (i even got the “premium” prints, but there were still discolored chunks of lines on the prints), although target has better customer service… but target’s scans aren’t too bad, just small. i thought i’d put them up here and see what y’all think!

so i took that walk around silverlake the other day, and here are some of the shots i snagged on film.

my favorite stairs around the lake… the way the trees come together makes it look so secretive :)

on the fourth of july we went off to playa del rey for our annual beach day! it was a lot quieter due to the lack of fireworks at marina del rey, and we ended up going later and leaving earlier than usual, but it was still a good time :)


beach days = lots of eating, om nom nom!

puppy love!