Brownie Hawkeye w/ flipped lens: St. Roch Cemetery in the Bywater


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first color roll shot in the holga

Nothing really amazing here. Basically I just wanted to see what a color roll looked like in the Holga, especially before I went on vacation. I kind of forgot about this roll actually, so it was a pleasant surprise to find it in the mail yesterday.

bunny doorstop holga


first roll from the holga

Umm, apparently this was a roll of black & white? I KNEW THAT!

It’s harder to tell with B&W, but the light leakage appears to be manageable. Other than taping the clips that hold the back on, I really didn’t tape the camera when I shot this roll.

pho noodles BW

I think this one is actually suited to black & white.


shinn park & arboretum: diana F+, 120 film

I got this roll back yesterday, and most of it’s no good. It looks like it was exposed; which I was afraid of, because when I removed it from the camera it wasn’t as tightly wound as it should be. It was sort of bulging on one side. I’m not incredibly disappointed, because the park was actually kind of dull when I went; pretty much everything had already bloomed. The photos I took a few years ago when I went in April were a lot prettier. I just hope that the problem was with the roll of film (which was pretty ancient), and not the camera, because I will be veeery upset if my Diana is busted.

Anyway, here are a few that I was able to salvage with a little editing:

shinn park gazebo diana 120


centerville pioneer cemetery, diana f+, medium format film

I got the roll I shot at the cemetery back from the developer last night. Seems like every time I use Dale Labs, they’re just a little bit quicker. I gotta look into Swan Photo though, because they’re actually in-state. But if their prices are way high, forget it.

centerville pioneer cemetery diana 120

our frank diana 120

lms diana 120


october is prime season for bad movies

All done! I think the next one is Joseph and his coat of many colors.

I went to Ritz on Saturday, to get the wedding film and see what scanning services they offer. Answer: None. That really annoys and confuses me. There are people in my LJ photo communities that live out in the boonies of like, Oklahoma, who can get their medium format film scanned. I have 2 choices, basically:

  1. I can get a print of every single negative made, at a minimum of $0.65 each. I have 10 rolls of film, 6 with 16 shots and 4 with 12. That’s going to be a huge waste of $$$, because obviously not all of them are going to be worth keeping. Or,
  2. I can get each roll put on a CD (which they’d have to send out for), at $13 a roll.

I’m probably going to go with option #2, because that way I can upload them to flickr and get prints from them anytime I want. I’m irritated though, because I got the Diana weeks ago, and I still haven’t had any prints made. I have to pay my rent this week and I don’t have a spare $130 lying around, so I have to wait until I get paid again, then wait for the CDs, and it’s going to be another month before I have anything to show for my effort. Aaargh!


i lose my medium format virginity

Negative of a Chinese neon sign

Negative of a Chinese neon sign

I got my first batch of medium format film back yesterday! And it only cost $43 and change for 5 rolls, so either the price was less than I thought, or the discount I get with my membership bigger.

I haven’t ordered any prints yet, because obviously I need to go through them and see what’s worth printing. But I got a price list, and the prices are very reasonable. You can order them matted too, which is good because it’s almost impossible to find 3X3 or 6X6 ready-cut mattes nowadays. The turnaround time is kind of long, 2-3 weeks, but I was expecting that.

Some of them aren’t that great, wonky exposure times, but I was expecting there to be a steep learning curve at first, so I’m not disappointed. Now that I’ve learned the camera, I’m going to remove the frame and start shooting 12 exposures per roll, instead of the smaller 16 that I have been. The flaws and distortions–especially the vignetting–tend to be more noticeable in the bigger negatives. (Which normally would be a bad thing, except that’s pretty much the point of toy cameras.) But while I was still learning to use the camera, it made more sense to be conservative with my film.

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