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Passing Through Nevada City

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Fuji X100 | 1/350 sec, f/5, ISO 800

After attending to some important business in Auburn this weekend, we decided to take a 15 minute or so break in Nevada City before heading back to San Francisco. Temperatures in the upper 90s were a stark contrast to the typical cooler summers I’m used to.

Nevada City brings back memories of my childhood. Our family tradition growing up was a camping trip every summer in the Tahoe National forest, and it always included stopping through old little towns like this one on the way back home.

I originally took all of these photos in color using my X100’s standard (Provia) film mode. When I got home however, I realized that this series is just screaming for a black and white conversion:

Unprepared for the high heat, and unable to enter an air-conditioned cafe to cool due to Suki being with us, I lasted about 15 minutes before seeking refuge in the car.

Fuji x100 | 1/350 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800

Until next time, Nevada City! Though I have no idea when that will be. The campground we used to go to every year has been closed for several years now…


Images: Fuji X100, all JPEGs (Black and White: Silver Efex Pro II)

Written by Jonathan

August 28, 2011 at 7:24 pm

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  1. fantastic shots! i especially love the first one and the other full length portrait shot. nice lines and shadows.


    August 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

  2. Great B/Ws. I especially love the transition between the picture with the 1862 building with the sky and the picture above that. Nice juxtaposition.


    August 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm

  3. Excellent b&w treatment here; really lends a perfect touch to the atmosphere.


    August 28, 2011 at 9:51 pm

  4. yeah, that place is just calling for b&w. nicely done, although bummer about a lack of a/c access (ack that heat!).


    August 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm

  5. as usual never short in capturing the beauty on the little things we miss ..


    August 29, 2011 at 12:41 am

  6. Thanks for posting these shots


    August 29, 2011 at 1:16 am

  7. It looks like a great area nice shooting. It sounds like SC heat.

    Jim Dell

    August 29, 2011 at 2:15 am

  8. Nice atmosphere! I love historic-looking towns!


    August 29, 2011 at 5:34 am

  9. Nice Series Jon, Awesome shots!

    Haridra-Image Photography

    August 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm

  10. Ohhh, cool! Wanna definitely visit this place, and shoot with b/w:))
    (I’ve loaded b/w film in my Ilford advocate for a change, and that has made me feel like taking snapshots of city or landscape and people:))


    August 30, 2011 at 2:27 am

  11. Beautiful series of black and whites!

    Jasmine Lee

    August 30, 2011 at 5:50 pm

  12. These images are absolutely amazing. Black and white photos are just classic and wonderful.

    Kay aka Babygirl

    August 30, 2011 at 10:13 pm

  13. looks like Nevada City is full of interesting subjects to photograph,
    I especially love the one with vintage car, and the photo next to it, with gorgeous play of shadow and light,
    great series, makes me want to stop by there, next time we go to Tahoe.


    September 1, 2011 at 11:05 am

  14. Boo hoo hoo I remember all the times we would pass through this little town together after camping. Haven’t had a chance to return since our last Moonshine trip in 2007, remember? Ah, the days. Great develop, man!

    Josh Liba

    September 2, 2011 at 7:33 am

  15. Great set of shots here bro. The black and white and the setting of these photos almost give it an old town kind of view… Have you seen the movie called Machiko before? Not quite Suki but that movie reminded me of her 😀

    Kelven Ng

    September 8, 2011 at 2:35 am

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