Photo of a sail boat on turquoise water with mountains in the background, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens.

Croatia by Sea in FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm

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Turquoise water so clear you can see 30 meters down, bright summer sun sparkling like millions of diamonds, and bows cutting through waves with the warm breeze in your hair. This is Croatia, and it has a nostalgic value now, given I had spent three months of my life at sea here the previous year.

It had been just under a year since I had been in Croatia, sailing the Adriatic for 3 months in 2016, which was also my first time ever on a sail boat, and my first experience like this. That summer was charged with every type of emotion, from happy summer vibes, to deep blue depression. After all, when you meet over 100 people every week for 22 weeks, you’re bound to have your highs and lows.

Even so, Croatia is a part of my life now, and returning to the country after a wild 3 months at sea in Greece at the beginning of summer was something I was looking forward to. And something I can’t wait to share more of. Which is why I’ve chosen to share some of my own personal photographs, snapped with my Canon AE-1 Program film camera.
Turquoise water shimmering in the sun in Croatia. Shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.
Earlier this year, I picked up an old school 35mm Canon AE-1 Program to slow down my photo taking process, in hopes to go back in time and forward in progress and skill. In the digital age, photographs are snapped by the hundreds per minute, and since there is no real limit to how many shots you can snap, one usually takes multiple different angles without thinking and one photo is bound to turn out good.

I’m just as guilty with this.

When I picked up the film camera, immediately I slowed my photography down, because every photo had a value and a roll a limit.

Most of the time, these photos are taken just for myself to capture personal memories or moments and to practice the art. Throughout this summer, I’ve captured quite a few rolls of film from California to Greece, and now Croatia.

Shooting Croatia with FujiFilm Superia 200

While at sea in Croatia this past month, I shot some of my favorite places with FujiFilm Superia 200, a decent film made for bright conditions. As I’m new to film, shooting analogue is always providing new lessons, especially in this type of environment. With constant blinding sun, sparkling sea, and harsh shadows, it was a challenge to gauge the exposure without seeing the outcome first, and as you can see, I underexposed some shots. With most film, it’s better to shoot over exposed as film preserves highlights much better than shadows.

After I received the developed roll back from a shop in Split and the scans (which wasn’t high resolution like he promised, 1800 x 1200 only) I popped them into my computer, and that’s where I noticed some issues. Some of the shots had a very strong pink and purple hue in the oranges and blues. This could be due to underexposing the bright landscape, or developing wrong. Some photos turned out great, and others grainy or discolored. Another lesson in the bag, and looking forward to shooting more film.

For now, here is Croatia by sea in Fujifilm Superia 200, shot with a Canon AE-1 Program. Share your thoughts below!

MILNA

A fishing boat cruises through the Adriatic followed by swarms of hungry seagulls, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

Bol from the highest peak in the Adriatic on Brac Island, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

A shopping cart sits on a pier with a knife sticking out of it in Milna Croatia, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

Interesting blue fire hydrant in Vis Town standing at attention with a stone wall behind and a wood pallet, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.
 

VIS ISLAND

Vis island lighthouse with shimmering sea and silhouette of a sail boat, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

Komiza from the highest peak on Vis Island, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

Monastery in Vis Town harbor on Vis Island, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

Old red vintage car in a green meadow with mountains in the background on Vis Island, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

Old Wooden pier extending into the turquoise water of Vis Island from the rocky shore with yellow fish nets sitting at the end, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

Large wooden barrel of wine with rusted ribs sitting on a grassy field under a blue sky in Vis Croatia, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

  • Out of the Czech Mayors Abandoned Villa on Vis Island overlooking the harbor of Vis Town, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.
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    MLJET

    Man walking through old ruins in Mljet harbor at dawn looking around the stone walls, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

Old red warning sign for children crossing set against an ancient stone wall in Mljet, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.
shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.
 

VRABOSKA

Vraboska town harbor with sailboats entering and leaving at dusk, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

Old stone house with blue shudders surrounded by golden grass in Vraboska Croatia, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

Clothes hanging from lines swaying in the wind in a stone courtyard in Vraboska, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

Old wooden gate to nowhere with peeling green paint along a stone wall in Vraboska Croatia, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

Broken down old vintage blue car in ruins in Vraboska, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

 

Fortified monastery in Vraboska Croatia, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

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    Back alleyway of old stone walls and crumbling houses in Vraboska, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

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    Vraboska Town stone houses and canal at sunset, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

A white fluffy dog sits with paw through rusty gate on a stone patio in Vraboska, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

STARI GRAD
Vibrant remote bay and turquoise water with a small blue boat in Croatia, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.Start Grad from atop the hill with all of Stari Grad town and harbor, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.Old olive press on Start Grad Hora Farm Croatia, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

Black dog watching sunset atop a rustic roof on Hora Farm in Stari Grad, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

Start Grad Plain from Hora Farm at sunset, with lavender plants and fresh produce glowing in the sunset, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs, developed in Croatia.

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Pinterest Banner for Croatia by Sea on Fujifilm Superia 200 photo post featuring 35mm film photography on Canon AE-1 Program around the islands of Croatia. The banner features a sailboat in the harbor of Vraboska on Hvar Island. Photo by Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs.

Would you like to see more travel film photos? What was your favorite composition?

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