I got my film developed from a local place called Ken’s Camera. It’s about 5 minutes away from where I live, so it’s really convenient! Last week, I went to California with my sister and a couple friends to a trip to Los Angeles and Anaheim (for Disneyland). It was my first time, so I was actually pretty excited.
Unfortunately, the weather didn’t agree with my sensitive skin and the skin condition I have (found out recently it’s not acne) flared up. It made me thankful for Seattle’s cool weather!
We arrived Sunday night and went straight to sleep. The next day, we went to explore Los Angeles. I appreciated the diversity. There are tons of different shops that don’t exist in Seattle so it was really interesting to look at. In particular, we visited Little Tokyo and K-Town. K-Town was definitely sketchier compared to Little Tokyo but still fun to explore!
Later, we walked and got our nails done. The shop we went to is called Nailbox and it was within walkable distance of Little Tokyo.
On Tuesday, we went to Disneyland. This was my first time going and honestly, I had high expectations for it. But maybe I hyped it too much because aside from the parade and the fireworks, everything was just OK. I felt like most of the rides were geared towards children and their families, so maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I were younger?
Apparently, we went during peak season so all the lines for the rides were really long. The rides themselves were also not that fun, except for maybe the Indiana Jones one. Still, I’m glad I went because now I can check that off my list!
The next day, we went to Universal Studios in Hollywood and Universal Studios was so much fun! Much better than Disneyland, I feel like. We rode the Harry Potter ride first because we knew the line would be long and it was literally one of the best rides there. Most of the rides were simulations though, which are interesting the first few times but after a while I kind of got a headache :/
I, unfortunately, don’t have my other roll of film developed yet. I still have 10 pictures left so I’ll continue the rest of this post whenever I get a chance to develop that roll. We stayed until April 6th, so I’ll have more Universal Studio and beach pictures to share. I’m a little worried because the film was supposed to be on ISO 400 but it was on ISO 200 the whole time. But I was using Portra and I heard that it develops okay on ISO 200, so I’ll guess I have to see if any of the pictures turned out all right.
I’m both satisfied and unsatisfied at the way the pictures turned out. I think I need more practice! One of the pictures has a light strip? Which I’m not completely sure how that happened or what it is even, so if anyone has any kind of idea that would be awesome!
Thanks for reading and happy Easter (for those of you who celebrate)!