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Category: 35mm

A Riverfront Inn in Wales

A Riverfront Inn in Wales circa 1987 A digitally restored 35 mm photo. I took my first trip to the United Kingdom in the late summer of 1987. It was a two-week guided bus tour, which began in London. We then worked our way north through Wales and onto Edinburgh,…

An Old Texas Lighthouse

An Old Lighthouse in Galveston, Texas. Circa 1979. A digitally restored 35 mm photo. Here is another trip down memory lane, courtesy of my old Nikkormat FT3 35mm camera. I had purchased the camera two years before for a college photography course. Little did I know it would become my…

Hunt’s Tomb and Papago Park.

Hunt’s Tomb at Papago Park. Tempe, Arizona. 1978. A digitally restored 35mm photo.   This vintage 35 mm photo goes back to my college photography class at ASU. Our first assignment was to purchase a 35mm SLR camera, so I bought a Nikkormat FT3, which I used for decades.  …

Digital vs Film Photography

I started out as a film photographer. My very first camera was a Kodak Instamatic 100 which used drop in film cartridges. I used Instamatics for years. Then I took a photography course in college. Our first assignment was to purchase a 35mm SLR camera. I found a Nikkormat FT3,…

The Brazos River Series

I’ve taken another trip down memory lane. This time to the summer of 1979, when I spent a weekend visiting relatives who lived on the Brazos River, near Houston, Texas. They had a lovely home which backed up to the river, and I brought along my 35mm Nikkomat FT3. Unfortunately,…

Monument Valley

© 2021 by Gayle Martin. All Rights Reserved. Monument Valley, Arizona, with its unique massive buttes, is a photographer’s dream. It’s located on the Navajo nation in northeastern Arizona, near the four corners. John Ford made Monument Valley famous in the 1930s when he directed a number of western movies…

Vintage Arizona State

© 1979 2020 by Gayle Martin. All Rights Reserved. I attended Arizona State University in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ASU is a beautiful campus with impressive architecture and scenic landscaping. In 2011 I revisited the campus. Some areas looked exactly as they did when I was a student.…

Vintage European Crossroads

Restoring my old 35mm photos has been a fun trip down memory lane. This series, circa 1980, features the European Crossroads Shopping Center, located near Bachman Lake in Dallas, Texas. I was going to an art school at the time, and the school was one of the tenants.  Dallas gets…

The 35mm Project

© 2019 by Gayle Martin.  All Rights Reserved. As some of you know, I’ve been doing photography for most of my life. At the risk of dating myself, I’ll admit to having used film cameras much longer than digital cameras. Like many “old school” photographers, I was skeptical of digital…