Remember, remember the 5th of November... in this case we are remembering the 5th of November because it is my first day with my new Lomo LC-A+ RL; not because of Guy Fawkes.
Any of you that follows me here on Lomography might be surprised at this because I’ve always shot Polaroids up to now. I expect to finish and develop this Roll #1 tomorrow. When I do I’ll post them right away.
It was my birthday back on July 26th and with the economy it was a very uneventful one. To make matters worse my film camera, a Nikon N80, broke. So I started saving up my money and my piggies. And now I have my very late but awesome present! The Lomo LC-A+ RL.
I think I’m too excited because all the pages in the Lomo manual are just falling out one by one. Even past the English and into the German. I’ve had to rubber band the manual to keep it all in one place. Also, I don’t know why, my new Lomo came with a small little dent in it. Where it says LOMO there is a dent just under the “MO” part. Which is weird because it was packaged REALLY well. It must have happened in the factory. But the camera seems to be fine otherwise, thought I’ve not finished the first roll.
I’ve made novice mistakes with it so far. I put the batteries in backwards. LOL Also I keep forgetting to focus. You see, with my polaroid-like Fuji 7s there is no focus at all. So I expect, and so should you, a lot of blur on this first roll.
Keeping with the LOMOgraphy golden rules I’m taking it everyplace.. Which isn’t too much because I was at home all day. But I did just get back from Starbucks and I took my LCA even though it was pitch black out. They say to shoot day and night, so why not!
I think I’m a bit of a nerd because every time the red light goes on I think of Battlestar Galaxtica and the Clyon centurions with their red glowing eye. Maybe it is just the fact that I’m at Starbucks that put the thought into my head, but now I can’t shake it. So when I hear “the Lomo eye” now that is what I think about.
Tomorrow I’ll get out and take more photographs of Oahu, Hawaii — which is my home. I can’t promise I’ll go anyplace amazingly touristy. Honestly, I try and stay away from those places. Though for my lomo locations articles I’ve been going to more than normal.
I’ll try and take more pictures just “around”. The places that, for a local, you see every day. The places that for a tourist you might never even know about.
So look forward to the near future. With the new camera you’ll be seeing more for me I hope. The Lomographic World of Oahu, Hawaii. Both in 35mm and polaroid too. Hey, maybe next July I’ll and get the Instant Back and combine the two loves.