So two weekends ago we headed up from the DC area to Penn State both to raid the world famous Penn State Creamery for ice cream and iced tea and other goodies, but also for the TWO arts fairs. There's both the well known Penn State Arts Festival, but also the Boalsburg one so we checked that out too. I shot five rolls of film. Two Kodak Portra 160VC, two Fuji Superia 400, and one Fuji Superia Reala 100. This was not really a photography oriented trip. Mainly I was just taking snap shots and documenting the trip a bit along with trying different types of film in different situations to see how they'd look. I had my D40 and 17-55/2.8 along with me, but ended up only using the F100. On the F100 I shot with either the 28-105, or the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 which works at 15-16mm on film. If it looks like a super-wide shot it's the 11-16, but otherwise it's with the 28-105. I'll update the thread later with which film was being used for each small set, but in the meantime have fun guessing if you want. So on to the photos. :smile: The Boalsburg People's Choice arts festival is held on the grounds of the Boalsburg military museum. I've driven by this place probably a hundred times mostly when I was still at Penn State and have always wanted to stop by and check it out, but never had a chance until now. They've got an M60 tank parked up at the main building (I think the scan must have clipped a bit because I definitely had the whole tank in the finder here, gotta check the negs) An old captured gun The local WWII memorial And they have a WWII era M4 Sherman tank parked in the woods out front too. named "Abagail" :smile: And then lastly a 150mm (?) towed Howitzer Some shots from the Boalsburg People's Choice Arts Festival my wife with a fried oreo Our parents met us up there who live in southeast PA. Grandma aka "mimi" gives our daughter a warm welcome And grandpa aka "GP" too Later we hit up the Penn State fair. University gates College Ave & Allen Street Old Main An Elm great strudels! live band my daughter passed out in her stroller After all of that excitement we caught an early dinner at the Allen Street Grill and then hung out for a little bit and headed off to our hotel since our daughter was pooped and wasn't feeling all that great either - being out in the heat all day = not the greatest. The next morning on Sunday we got up bright and early to go to The Waffle Shop right outside of town, our favorite hang out! some floral shots, just trying to burn up my slow speed film before going inside where it'd be useless None of the photos from inside were really worth posting unfortunately. All three of us were hungry and our daughter was a little cranky, so I didn't really have much opportunity to pickup the camera. :wink: After breakfast we went back on campus to walk around a little bit. It's always neat to see what's changed since the last time we've been there, and we usually head up to PSU at least twice per year. Usually they've turned a field into a building, but this time they turned a building into a field!! OMG, they DEMOLISHED the "old" Creamery and made a grassy area out of it. I'm shocked that they did this and didn't make it into a museum of some sort. President Clinton came to Penn State right here just to try out the world famous Penn State Creamery ice cream, and now it's gone! it used to be "right here" :frown: and this was the path leading up to it from East Halls Man that was a shocker. But the "new" Creamery (as of about 2006) is way better and bigger too! Then finally on the way home after loading up on Creamery goodies, both of my girls in the back passed out. Fired completely blindly with the Tokina 11-16 at 16mm and f/2.8 or f/4, Fuji 400. So all in all it was a fun trip. We came home with a half freezer full of ice cream, and a half fridge full of regular and green tea iced tea, and actually didn't buy anything at any of the arts festivals, but had fun walking around at them anyways. :biggrin: I think my notes on film usage was generally along the lines of not particularly caring for Fuji Superia 400 for skin tones and liking Reala 100, Portra 160NC/VC (or 400NC) better for that, but I did like Portra 160VC for scenic type photos. I still think I like the Fuji Superia Reala 100 better though. Next time with a lot of mixed shooting, I'll just stick with a more neutral type of film that doesn't oversaturate faces. At least from 6MP Costco scans, it's easier and looks a lot better if you crank up the saturation a bit on a more neutral photo than try to desaturate and overcranked one. I'm still greatly enjoying film. I slow down, shoot less, think about composition more, take less junk, and do NOT have to constantly worry about blowing highlights and other digital nuances. The processing is all done at Costco, not nearly as much post work is needed (read none), and since I'm shooting less but still getting all the photos I want, sorting is no longer a nightmare either. Less information overload, and I like the end quality of the film shots better with the much larger dynamic range.