My dad gave me his old film cameras, a Pentax Spotmatic and a Pentax Spotmatic F. It was an interesting challenge to shoot in full manual, with the only feedback coming from the camera was an exposure meter, and having to wait weeks and months to see how the pictures turned out. Also knowing that I get 24 opportunities instead of the 1000s I can store on an SD card means I need to be more careful and specific about what I shoot. This was the better shots out of the two cameras.
After the walk through the Cuba farm we headed to the former town of Peak along with Embden.
A small building right off Interstate 94 at the Embden exit.
Another building by the Embden exit.
This barn is in the process of falling in on itself.
After getting a little bit lost looking for one farm we’d seen in the distance, we stumbled on a barn in a hay field.
There weren’t many opportunities to go shooting over Christmas break this year. One day we were able to get out in the Valley City area and tour near Cuba and Peak, ND.
Another grainery, this one isn’t as useful.
A wood stove was sitting out in the open, next to a grain bin.
This building was being used for storage, although the roof was making the contents inaccessible.
A desk sits among the remnants of the ceiling.
This building was almost entirely surrounded by trees. I actually didn’t know it was there until I walked up to it.
Old grainery on an abandoned farm near Cuba.
The weather wasn’t very friendly while visiting my home town over Christmas break, so I decided to shoot some indoor pictures.
A single Christmas ornament on the tree.
Clock face showing the original maker of the grandfather clock.
Christmas angel with fiber optic colors.
The chimes in an old grandfather clock.