Tennessee mountain flowers on Kodak Ektar 100

While I was in the Smokies in September, I took a couple hours to myself and walked down and back up the hill with my Nikon N2000 and my 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 Zoom Nikkor lens, with Kodak Ektar 100 inside. I shot all sorts of things on my walk, but I can seldom resist photographing flowers before I pass them by. I’ve become pretty good at recognizing the flowers I find in Indiana. But Tennessee has some flowers I don’t know.

Mountain flowers 1
Red flowers
Pink flowers
Mountain flowers 3
Mountain flowers 2
Mountain flowers 4

I expected the oversaturated reds from the Ektar, but not the oversaturated yellows. This 35-70 zoom lens is not one of Nikon’s finer moments, frankly — there’s tons of barrel distortion at 35mm. But shot at 50mm or narrower, it yields some fine bokeh and is sharp enough.


6 responses to “Tennessee mountain flowers on Kodak Ektar 100”

  1. DianaX Avatar

    beautiful colours & blurry backgrounds

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks! Even with my relatively slow lens and film, there was enough light to shoot pretty wide open.

  2. Sam Avatar

    Gorgeous colorful images Jim! Great work!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks so much Sam!

  3. Maureen Avatar

    great shots. I love wildflowers

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh thank you! One of my favorite things to photograph.

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