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Originally from Texas, I am a reader, writer, pseudo-gardener, baker, record collecting student working on my Ph.D. in the Midwest.

Tuesday, April 26

SLR's and a Diana

Well, I haven't shared any more film photos because I'm slightly embarrassed. Basically the story is this. My next two rolls of Diana's were ruined via light pollution. Well, that's not totally true. I got 3 photos out of 24. So, I put the Diana away for a while because she was so mean to me.

And then, when we went down to Texas for the wedding my parents gave me my grandmother's SLRs, and my friend (who was getting married!) gave me hers as well. And they are film to boot. They are all beautiful. 

And oh boy did I use film taking pictures. And then I took said film to be developed.

Only to find out that I had loaded it all incorrectly. And I had no photos.

I know. Insert sheepish grin here. The gentlemen who owns The Photo Shoppe, where I get my film developed very kindly showed me how to appropriately load my film and then, even more kindly, didn't charge me for the "negatives" because they, "don't like to rub salt in wounds."

Did I mention I will have everything developed there for as long as I can?

Needless to say, after ruining 4 rolls of film, I was a little dejected, and the lovely cameras hung out in their respective bags with their respective lenses.

At some point, though, I decided "screw it" and took more photos. Here's some of them:

He likes to pretend he's tough...

Okay, so, I didn't take this one, but I like it.

From the Egg Dying party. I'm not sure why there is a shadow, but whatever. It turned out.

And, of course, Texas! A Diana photo from the wedding trip.

So, film. I really love it.
I love that I have no idea how the heck things are going to turn out.

I love that people aren't posed perfectly and you don't really take a photo more then once. I mean, you might, but I'm defintely not taking 124 photos at one time. 

And, I figure that I will get better as I do more.



Chet said...

Just wait until they see the next set of photos you picked up today.

Heather said...

Chet- What suspense!!! My two favorites are the one of you two, and of course, the one of TEXAS! Maybe I'm biased...

Nicole said...

Haha. Of course. Texas.

I need a scanner here so I can get photos online much sooner.