On February 2015 I purchased a round-trip flight to Guadalajara to visit family in November for only $180! I convinced my friend Patrick to tag along since he hadn't visited his relatives in 7-8 years. When it came for the moment to pack my bags, I had to decide if I wanted to travel with my digital Nikon D610 or film Nikon FM10. I ended up taking both bodies. On my way to buy some Ilford HP5 the day before taking off I stumbled upon a cheap Nikon 24mm f2.8 at Jeremiah's Photo Corner in Santa Rosa. It was like $175. Sold! Even though I always had my D610 with me on my trip, I shot with the FM10 about 80% of the time. I finally developed the two rolls I went through.
Big thanks to Cory Sanford for teaching me how to develop in black and white. After having a studio with a darkroom for six months we finally got something done in there! It took me a few rolls to get decent results and a few hours of fiddling with the Epson scanner to get sharp files but it was all worth it. The more I'm able to do on my own the better.
The following photos are all 35mm Ilford HP5 taken with a Nikon FM10 and 24mm 2.8: