But wait, there's more!
Not only did I have a great time playing in puddles with Martibeth, I also got the chance to play a bit with film photography. I had been dying to get someone in front of my camera with some black and white film, but my last time developing a roll had ended in a bit of disaster (it was my first attempt and I came up with a completely blank roll) so I wasn't confident enough to shoot an entire session that way yet.
But Martibeth was totally up for playing a bit, so I put a roll of Fomapan 400 through my Nikon FM and decided to see what happened.
It may not be for everyone, but I just love the look of black and white film. The grain adds such life to the photos and I love the challenge of having the color stripped away. It forces me to look at the scene a bit differently and I feel black and white really showcases the subject of the portrait.
After this session, I can safely say that Fomapan 400 isn't my jam, but that's the other beauty of film- experimenting and finding out what works for you. I did end up with a few shots I'm pretty happy with, and for this being my first self-developed roll of black and white film, I think that's pretty great.