Pretty petal sprocks

WORLD EXCLUSIVE! First-ever shots on brand new 'Bucksprock 400' film...! ;-)

23 Comments

  1. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Your Bucksprock is a smashing success. :D

  2. alburnkat
    alburnkat ·

    Very Clever and Funny, Great shots!!

  3. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    I order a pack !

  4. tikismeekis
    tikismeekis ·

    Stunning album!!! What's Bucksprock? It looks amazing!

  5. jean_louis_pujol
    jean_louis_pujol ·

    I am very impressed. That's a shame that Bucksprock is probably to expensive for a french guy due to the euro crisis....

  6. adash
    adash ·

    LOL!

  7. weleasewoger72
    weleasewoger72 ·

    Brilliant idea! Love it! Jealous!

  8. vici
    vici ·

    love your "Bucksprock" frame - an easy way for anyone to get sprockets! I'm wondering what you'll come up with next...

  9. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @clickiemcpete @alburnkat @tikismeekis @adash: Thank you kindly! @gauthierdumonde and @weleasewoger72: Coming from two Master Mask Makers, your support means a lot - thank you! @jean_louis_pujol: You could make a 'Pujolsprock' mask for about €1 in material costs (and quite a bit of effort!) @vici: Thank you so much, but a caution to anyone else attempting this: it's not quite as easy as it may seem. It took about an hour to create the digital mask in Adobe Fireworks, then 45 minutes experimenting with different types of plastic to print it on (I first tried really thin and super clear plastic, which I thought would be ideal, but it crinkled under the printer head, which smudged the ink all over it - tried this three times with different printer settings (less ink volume, quicker drying time, etc.), but no joy, and ended up using store-bought transparency film designed for printers, which is much thicker but less clear, with inherent lines and speckles in it that are visible in the resulting shots (but actually, they add character, which I like)), then another 30 minutes cutting the film with a modeller's knife and metal ruler to precisely 24mm wide and adjusting the length with scissors so that it was long enough at each end to tape it into the camera back securely but short enough not to interfere with the DX sensors on the left or the take-up mechanism on the right... You get the picture. As far as 'easy' is concerned, it would be easier to just buy a Sprocket Rocket! You also asked in another comment about colour variations, and yes, that would be technically possible and probably pretty cool, but given the effort this one took, I'm gonna get at least another couple of rolls out of it before I even contemplate further enhancements. Just to be clear, though, yes, I'm really happy with how it turned out, and GREATLY APPRECIATE your positive support...! Thank you all, my friends! :-)

  10. mapix
    mapix ·

    ...this sounds like some hard work!! but it really looks great - nice idea :)

  11. jean_louis_pujol
    jean_louis_pujol ·

    you've won the contest for the longest comment of the year!

  12. vici
    vici ·

    what about printing on colored paper, then cutting out (maybe a hole punch); skip the camera, place the frame in a flatbed scanner with photo?

  13. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @jean_louis_pujol: I'd had a bottle of wine with a great Sunday dinner, so I was in loquacious mood... ;-) @vici: Could look brilliant with your gorgeous balloon panoramas...!

  14. erikagrendel
    erikagrendel ·

    wonderful album !!!

  15. disdis
    disdis ·

    hahaha.... i love it!

  16. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @erikagrendel @disdis @rik041 @onkel-m @mapix @134340 @kja @icuresick @yyyhorn @druid @oneira1927 @mingkie @nacarilegea @-alia- @nural: Thank you all so much for lomolovin' my first 'Bucksprock' album!!! (And stay tuned to this station - there's more coming soon... ;-)

  17. grazie
    grazie ·

    I was gone for a couple of days and now I learn about this new bucksprock 400 film. this is actually more exciting than that sunset strip film wtf

  18. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @grazie: Ha, ha - I'm flattered...! Thanks so much for your likes :-)

  19. koduckgirl
    koduckgirl ·

    I think you should talk to lomography inc about making this or maybe just do sales with your lomo fans he he he I'm in for sure and thanx for all your nice likes too

  20. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @koduckgirl: Another potential customer - Woo! - I might have to quit the day job and start a production line...! ;-) Thanks a lot, gal!

  21. sweetyyydreams
    sweetyyydreams ·

    Great idea I love it!

  22. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    great idea: sounds like my apple-tattoo effort. trying different types of pencil and ink and whatever. then starting to tattoo but touch the apple somewhere and all the colour is smudged but you can not remove it. so let´s start again with a new apple. i needed three i think and in the end i didn´t want to throw it away and was thinking about how to conserve this damn apple. had no idea so it was in the fridge for a week until my girlfriend said: why you keep this apple. you got pictures of it and they will last.

  23. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @bloomchen: Not sure I fully understand but...um...yeah, I guess...! ;-)