Film Photo Diary: Death Valley Desert Camping

For my birthday this year, all I wanted was to spend it outdoors in and around Death Valley.  I had never been to the California National Park, and December is a great time to go since the temperatures top out at around 70 degrees (as opposed to 120 in the summer).  Jason and I (along with Gary our dog) spent an extended weekend driving up from the California/Nevada border, through Death Valley, and north past Bishop, stopping along the way to snap photos, cook meals, and camp.  We shot three different rolls of Kodak Portra VC expired film on a medium format Fuji GZ645zi camera, starting with the newest roll first. The last pictures at the Eureka Dunes are on a roll of Portra 160VC that expired in 2001.