Courthouse at Paoli

Once in a while, one of my old posts gets shared on Facebook and picks up a bunch of views. So it went a couple weeks ago with a 2012 post about the great public square in Paoli, a Dixie Highway town in southern Indiana. Out of nowhere, it got about a thousand views over a few days.

That day I shot my Pentax ME with the 28mm f/2.8 SMC Pentax-M lens. It was my first time shooting that lens — and also Kodak Ektar 100, a film that disappointed me a little on this cloudy day for the muted colors it returned. Still, I like this shot a lot, as it captures this stunning courthouse so well. Since then I’ve come to appreciate Ektar’s good qualities, especially on a bright day with vividly colored subjects.


4 responses to “Captured: Courthouse at Paoli”

  1. Christopher Smith Avatar
    Christopher Smith

    A very imposing building and nice shot. never tried Ektar 100 as yet but the colors are probably a bit muted due to the overcast day
    my everyday color film is Agfa Vista 200 as I can get it cheap at £1 ($1.51) a roll, btw, it looks good in B&W try it.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Agfa Vista appears to be available where I am only via mail order, and at $2.99 a roll, a little less per roll in a 3 pack. I’ve been curious about it, but given that I can buy Fujicolor 200 at the store for about $2 a roll, I just keep shooting it.

  2. Bob Dungan Avatar
    Bob Dungan

    Nice shot I can see why it returned a thousand views.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar


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