I've gotten some rolls back from my "Summer of Portra." While I am a little pleased with the results, I was hoping something would strike me or serve as a starting point to something more concrete. While it hasn't, yet, I have enjoyed shooting the film, finding it's strengths and weaknesses and spending the summer shooting care-free with film.
Below are some of my favorites from the first two rolls ... not necessarily great photos but some that mean something to me. At first I thought I was going to have to make deliberate photos. I've found that I can still shoot candidly with the Nikon N80's, especially at f11. The autofocus is fast enough to get some predictible action.
As for focal lengths, surprisingly the 50 is keeping up with the 24. I'm not a big fan of the 50mm length.
I'm still tracking all my shots in a journal. I may keep this up when shooting film after this self discovery process is over. It's a good way to keep organized and to remember shots I may otherwise not have remembered taken.