Shot on Film: Bryce Canyon Utah 1997

Back in 1997, I loaded up my 1996 Ford Bronco with my family and headed West.  We didn’t take a map, we weren’t in hurry and leisurely drove wherever we thought would be of interest and fun for the kids.

The only camera I packed was my bullet proof Minolta x570 and three lenses.  A JC Penny 35-70, JC Penny 70-200, and a Minolta 50 1.7.  This image is shot handheld with the 50 1.7, probably a f8 or f11 on Fuji G film.


The JC Penny lenses I later learned were manufacturer by Vivitar and sold to JC Penny under private label. The quality of which was absolutely first rate.  I still have them.  Back in the day, JC Penny had an extensive professional camera department, as most department stores did in the late 70’s.  I miss that today.


My trip lasted about 6 weeks, covering Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, California, Oregon and Idaho.  I shot over 100 rolls of film, and have recently been scanning and printing them.  This one was just selected at random.  It’s not perfect, but not bad for a quick grab shot!  Makes me want to order some fresh 35mm film and head out West.

The image below was scanned full frame using a Minolta DiMage 5400 dedicated film scanner, no adjustments applied.

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