Looking for spring with Kodak Ektar

My decision to shoot everything with old film cameras this year, still makes my wife shake her head.  I've been asked by friends, why do I want to create images strictly on film.  The interesting thing is, I don't know.  Is it because I'm tired of perfect images coming out of digital cameras? Or maybe it's the need to slow down, learn patience and enjoy the whole manual process of creating an image.  Or maybe, like Kasia said one day, I'm in my midlife crisis.  She could be onto something there.... since I can't afford a sports car.  

What ever the reason may be, I'm really enjoying my self.  I'm liking the fact that I have to work with the camera to create a decent image.  I enjoy testing different film stock, and learning the process of working with each.  Seeing the results, and accepting the fact the old lenses on the Olympus system are not the best, not the sharpest, and the each film stock has grain, lots and lots of grain.  Learning to accept the color variations between film stock, and the fact that it sometimes takes me more than a week to finish off the roll of film, even though I know there are some killer images hidden inside.

These images were taken about a week ago, when we were chasing early spring storms.  I was testing a roll of Kodak Ektar 100.  After getting the images from the developer, I fell in love with Ektar.  The rendition of color is absolutely stunning.  Just have a look yourself.