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What?! But?! I don't...how did you know?!

Read about my big surprise on Christmas day...I think I am still in shock!

My parents, as far as I was knew, were un-aware of my addiciton to lomography and all things film. Imagine my surprise when I opened a box on Christmas day containing the Sprocket Rocket, Digitaliza, Diana F+ Flash and some 35mm film!!

What?! But?! I don’t…how did you know?!

I don’t live with my parents as I’m a big girl now and all that and I’ve never mentioned lomography to them. I’m sure they’ve noticed me snapping away at various events but they couldn’t have paid that much attention could they?!

Apparently they did! Either that or Santa told them. Infact, I’m 98% sure it was Santa. Whichever way I am entirely grateful and still completely surprised by my new lomo shaped gifts!!
I’m also the proud new owner of the Holga book, which is beautiful! Given to me by my better half who, it would appear, also pays attention :P

Photo by ouroborosx

I’ve just dropped 2 rolls off at the lab shot over Xmas and New Year and I am very excited!! I explained to the best of my abilities about the sprocket holes and the panaoramic format so fingers, toes and everything else crossed they come out well!!

Watch this space for the potentially excellent, or terrible, results!!

written by squamy

17 comments

  1. discodrew

    discodrew

    Nice one! I have to buy my Lomography gear and then hand it over to be wrapped before my Birthday/Christmas. On that note I took the first roll of film with my Holga I got for my birthday and handed that in today. Will put the results up tomorrow.

    Happy new year!

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  2. quaisoir

    quaisoir

    lucky you! :)

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  3. awesomesther

    awesomesther

    I wish I had a box of Lomo-presents to open! :D looking forward to your photos!

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  4. spoeker

    spoeker

    great lomo christmas :D
    maybe santa told this to a lot of parents, cause I got the sprocket rocket too ;)

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  5. cptsalek

    cptsalek

    Wow, this is really great!

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  6. kneehigh85

    kneehigh85

    Lucky you - my parents defo haven't noticed!

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  7. squamy

    squamy

    Thanks for the comments guys! Will hopefully have some sprocket pics up on Thursday if they come out ok.

    Happy New Year to you all and I hope you all get some lomo goodies soon :)

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  8. squamy

    squamy

    Thanks for the comments guys! Will hopefully have some sprocket pics up on Thursday if they come out ok.

    Happy New Year to you all and I hope you all get some lomo goodies soon :)

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  9. gelagoo

    gelagoo

    Lucky you! I know how it feels to get a photographic equipment from someone special. My other half usually gets me nice units. :)

    Just a side note, I think it helps a lot if the photo lab staff knows about lomography too. When I go and visit a store and when I'm checking out film, one of the staff there usually asks me if I'm using it for lomographic photos. :)

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  10. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    wow, I only know it the other direction... I give as many hints as possible to my parents, and they don't realize it ;) happy new year, you too!

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  11. sammi80

    sammi80

    Awesome parents + awesome swag = An amazing article. Can't wait to see the pics :)

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  12. squamy

    squamy

    Thanks everyone! I got my pics back from the lab and unfortunately they are sans sprockets!

    This convinced me that getting my own negative scanner was a must so I bought an Epson V500 which, fingers crossed should arrive today! Then it's just a case of installing it :/

    Sprockets soooooon :D

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  13. stipley

    stipley

    That is truly the most awesome. How wonderful. Looking forward to some snaps :)

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  14. antibiotyx

    antibiotyx

    soooo sweeet!
    good decision on buying a film scanner. how's epson v500? is it good?

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  15. squamy

    squamy

    Yeah so far so good! Really happy with the quality, speed and the software isn't too bad either so yay!! :D

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  16. squamy

    squamy

    Yeah so far so good! Really happy with the quality, speed and the software isn't too bad either so yay!! :D

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  17. catherinejcruz

    catherinejcruz

    hmm...now how do i get my loved ones to notice this ongoing love//obsession//craze i have for lomography? you'll need to write me a tipster! :p -- consequently, my hubby remembered from a loOOong time ago about me taking an interest in Diana. I found it @ the Getty Museum about last year and I showed it to him...but with no intention of buying or hinting whatsoever. But a few months later, the Diana F+ deluxe kit pops onto my lap on our 2nd yr. wedding anniv. Santa gave it up early! been in lomo love since.

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