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.
written by scorpie on 2010-10-14