On Easter weekend, Holly and I went, with a couple friends, to Morris Arboretum. The Arboretum is a little difficult to get to without a car so we were thankful that one of our friends rented a Zipcar and invited us to go along. When we first started making plans, we hadn’t realized it was Easter weekend. We decided to go anyway not knowing if that meant the Arboretum would be more or less crowded. Luckily, it wasn’t particularly crowded.
In my previous life, I had been to Morris Arboretum many times. Then I moved to Las Vegas, got divorced, and moved back to Philadelphia with Holly. Since then, we have been to the Arboretum only one other time when Holly’s dad visited in 2019.
Although visiting the Arboretum still has some baggage for me, I have been able to thoroughly enjoy myself the couple of times we’ve been there.
For this visit, I brought along my Canon EOS Rebel 2000 loaded with one of the rolls of Kodak Pro Image Holly had gotten for me for Christmas. This was the 2nd roll of that 5-pack. I had previously shot a roll with my Olympus XA.
I used my Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 lens.
I wasn’t quite able to finish the roll but did shoot most of it on that visit.
I also took a handful of photos with my Samsung Galaxy S9+ many of which were in their fernery which is always quite humid. I didn’t want to fog up my 28mm lens so relied on my phone for pictures in there.
The morning was sunny and pleasant which made it a perfect day for walking around the Arboretum. The time we had been there with Holly’s dad, we didn’t get the chance to explore the Arboretum in its entirely so we were glad we saw more of it this time.
Oddly, it seems like I never posted any photos here of that prior visit back in 2019. That time, I brought along my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with my Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 lens. We went in June so it was more green and less spring-like.
Here are some of the photos I took on that day.
I just wanted to tell you that I’ve been enjoying reading your posts about your Canon EOS 2000 today. I’ve been bitten by the film bug only recently, and I have had somewhat of a one track mind ever since, voraciously consuming as much information and inspiration as I can. I bought an EOS 2000 on eBay, and it arrived yesterday, so I’ve been enjoying seeing the images you’re taking with yours!
Exciting that you’ve gotten bitten by the film bug! Glad you were able to find a Canon EOS 2000. I’ve had a lot of fun and some great results with mine. It’s a good entry into film photography since it can be as automatic or as manual as you are comfortable with. Best of luck with it!