A trip to Utrecht and the North Sea. Düsseldorf. Some big news. And the way down south.
Let’s start with Düsseldorf. That month we had a few days remaining at Andre’s apartment. It was pleasantly warm and sunny and we used them to get the camper ready and to run some errands before moving into our mobile home again.
The first camper-trip this year took us to the Netherlands. First up, a day-trip with the in-laws to Utrecht. On this warm and busy Saturday, we took a guided tour, walked through town, took a boat ride on the canals and enjoyed some food and drinks in between.
Alongside, I was able to shoot a bit of street, and given it wasn’t really a photo walk, I’m very pleased with the frames I’ve got.
I was also trying out a new film: Kentmere 400. I wanted to try the Kentmere films mainly for economic reasons. They’re almost half the price of HP5 or Tri-X.
I’m not quite sure yet, if I like the results or not. But the film is certainly not as nice as either of the more expensive films I think. It seems to be quite grainy in the highlights and doesn’t seem to have as much latitude. Then again, I probably shouldn’t have switched developers at the same time. But I ran out of Ilford DD-X and wanted something more economical here, too. So I’m now giving LC29 a try. But now I don’t know what’s to blame on the film and what’s to blame on the developer.
Anyhow… on to more Kentmere pictures…
After Utrecht, Nicole and I continued driving west to reach the North Sea.
We both had quite a bit of work to do, so we spent a lot of time on our laptops at a small campground, but also took lots of walks on and around the long and wide nearby beach and enjoyed the mostly fine weather.
Back in Düsseldorf, we enjoyed some last meet-ups with friends and family before heading south and being away again for the following couple of months.
But most importantly, we had one last doctors appointment. And that’s where the “big news” from the introduction comes in.
Then we said goodbye and were on our way down south towards Croatia. But there was one more stop…