France on film

I’m a big fan of film photography, and although I don’t take use my film camera as often as I’d like to, I adore looking through the pictures. Film photographs have that wonderful nostalgia, hazy quality that is so popular now with modern camera apps – but I always prefer the real thing. We usually just get the negatives developed, then scan them in ourselves. It’s more time-consuming, but means we can choose which ones to print out and immortalise on our walls.

We recently got the film from our Summer jaunt to France developed, and with the weather round these parts turning gradually colder, I’ve loved looking through pictures from warmer climes. To sum up, we drove to the Loire Valley to buy wine for our wedding next year: via Paris, down to Batilly-en-Puisaye, where we stayed in a treehouse; through the lovely town of Gien, then through miles and miles of wine country in Blois, Tours and Saumur; then to Nantes, where we visited Les Machines de l’├«le. We then drove up through Rennes, along the north coast and spent our last night and morning in France looking out across the channel, towards home. It was a busy trip, but a really fun one too, and I’m sure these photos from our last holiday together as “single” people will bring us joy for years to come. I hope you enjoy this bit of Summer in your Autumn.

(You can see more of my film adventures right here.)

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