Yesterday I picked up a roll of Hairy Harry shots from the lab. I took those about three weeks ago, hoping I'd get the shots back in time for the deadline of the competition... and the roll disappeared. I'm happy though it's not gone for good - it was my first time using a Fuji Astia 100 and I'm quite impressed by the pink-ness.
Thinking back, everything about this roll was a streak of accidents and misfortunes (or, if you will, your’s truly strictly obeying rule #6 and not thinking). Biggest of all: while shooting, I was convinced I had the 75mm-lens attached to my Diana… I hadn’t! It was the 55mm one, and it didn’t occur to me once… until I got the idea to take some close-ups for the last three or four shots, went to get the 55mm lens and couldn’t find it. D’oh! Alright, so I took the close-ups, but this bothered me so much, I was about to stick on the 75mm lens and do the entire thing again. Only that I seem to be no longer able to remove the lens from my Diana. It’s stuck! I still don’t know what to do about it.
I gave up when I noticed the light was fading anyway.
Given the circumstances, I’m still happy with the pictures. It was the first time I used a Fuji Astia 100 and I like the pink/purple/red-tones it produces when cross-processed – I really like those colours right now. I still have four rolls left.
And besides: three weeks ago, it was still warm enough to walk around in a T-Shirt and with bare feet. Yesterday, there was a thin layer of ice on my car and it’s too cold to even think about leaving the house without a scarf. Summer, I miss you already!
The entire (and sadly very thin) album of my Hairy Harry shots is here.