Costa Rica on Film

I visited Costa Rica in January and decided to pull out my old Nikon Fm3a film camera for the journey. And I am so glad I did! I shot three rolls- one tungsten (they are more blue in color) and two color rolls at ISO400 and ISO800, that had long expired.

The results are dreamy with soft highlight detail and beautiful depth of field. The boat image below was shot at sunset with 800 speed film and has mesmerizing grain that only film can actualize. They say that digital photography has come so far but there is really nothing like the film. It’s soft and quiet and tactile. Almost humble. My trip only lasted for two weeks but I will treasure these images for a lifetime.