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Shot on film: Kodak Ektachrome EPT 160T | Plaubel Makina 67 | Nikkor 80/2.8

I’ve always liked the Sandy Hut sign, and I’m finally out here at night. I quickly loaded my camera with Tungsten film, which is not something I have with me all the time, and started walking.

Ektachrome EPT 160T

Camera settings: ISO 160 isn’t that fast at night. I was shooting everything on a tripod at f/2.8 and 1/2 seconds, which is basically the slowest I could operate the camera without using bulb mode.

Voodoo Donut

I parked a few blocks away from my prize goal because I noticed the world-famous Voodoo Donut was still open. Well, they are always open, 24/7. I did not get a donut, but I did take a quick snap before moving on.

Executive Lodge

The hotel across the street from Sandy has a few neon signs. I believe these signs are old and original, judging that nobody would probably pay to make a brand new “all-color TV” neon sign in 2024. Then again, it could be a replica.

Sandy Hut
Sandy Hut

Cross over the street to the prize. The Sandy Hut sign is so special, but I didn’t really have a good way to compose it. I tried to do it from a safe location, then a lot closer (which looks like it is like a scarecrow chasing people away?). Finally, I walked past the sign, and looking bad, I loved it when I could also get some of the Restaurant sign into the composition.


With two shots left, I just wanted to burn it. The huge billboard across the street is advertising “INJURED?” like a big city cheap lawyer, but the rest of the sign made no sense. I did a quick search and found it is actually an exhibition by a small art gallery, which makes more sense. The last shot was just random, the front door of an auto repair shop, but I quite liked it.


I definitely do not like how the color shows up for these. The green is too strong even though this is a Tungsten film. The lattitude is pretty decent for an expired slide film though, but I will stick to Fujifilm RTPii, which I think is still the best Tungsten slide film ever made. Nothing Kodak made came close, except maybe 800T, which ironically, Kodak doesn’t release to the public!

Date: Feb 2nd, 2024.
Issue 89. Volume 14. Chapter 1. MA219_P67

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