For a long time now, the New Almaden neighborhood of San Jose has been on my "to shoot" list. It's one of the first areas of the city to be populated by westerners, so many of the buildings are historic, or at least old-fashioned. Combined with the smaller roads and former mining sites, the area has a lot of visual interest.

To shoot the photos, I used the Hasselblad 500C/M with my newly CLAed normal lens, and ran a pro-pack of new Ektar through the camera. Ektar, which I've loved in the past, is a great film, but after looking at these results I think I'm going to hold off on for a while. The colors are magnificent, but they don't suit this subject, or many of the other subjects I tend to shoot. Maybe it's better suited for when I'm traveling, and really seek those vivid images.

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