Kodak UltraMax 400, The Look From My Childhood

When I think film, I think of the look that Kodak UltraMax 400 gives. Balanced blues, yellows and cyans; I think it’s perfect for vacations because of its versatility. I took two rolls of Kodak 400 to Jeju-do when I was in Korea and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Shot with the Nikon F70 + 50mm 1.8 lens on Kodak 400

On the trip was my mother, her two sisters, her younger brother, my grandmother and myself. We stayed three days and two nights at the Phoenix Resort in Seongsan-eup on the island. I know the popular place to stay is actually along the southern coast of the island but I couldn’t have been more satisfied with the resort we were staying at.

The entire resort was nestled on a scenic trail which I got to explore while my aunts, grandmother and uncle took a nap. These were all photos taken on the Kodak 400 on the resort.

Photograph by my mother. Shot with the Nikon F70 + 50mm 1.8 lens on Kodak 400
The Happiness Gates on the resort. Shot with the Nikon F70 + 50mm 1.8 lens on Kodak 400.
Shot with the Nikon F70 + 50mm 1.8 lens on Kodak 400
Shot with the Nikon F70 + 50mm 1.8 lens on Kodak 400

Some extra photos taken on Kodak 400 off the resort.

Shot with the Nikon F70 + 50mm 1.8 lens on Kodak 400

Jeju island is famous for the women divers. The women on the island contributed to the economic success of the island through their deep sea diving and harvests of seafood like abalone, mussels, clams, etc. There are a lot of statues on the island to commemorate their efforts.


Daejin University. Shot with the Nikon F70 + 50mm 1.8 lens on Kodak 400.

My baby cousin was nice enough to show me around her campus. I was just curious where she studied. This shot was taken at high noon but the colours photographed really well despite the strong light.


Military vehicle on the road. Shot with the Nikon F70 + 50mm 1.8 lens on Kodak 400.

Because conscription is mandatory in Korea, you’ll see a lot of young men in their early 20s in uniform, especially near Uijeongbu which is closer to the DMZ.


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