As the opposition leader of the Australian Government said recently, "Sh*t happens!". Yes, sometimes it does. Although I like to think that something good can come out of something that has gone a little sh*tty.
I give you the “creatively” over-processed film that I picked up from the photo lab yesterday. The film was a Rollei Crossbird 200 ISO slide film to be developed in C-41 colour negative chemicals…clearly something went wrong because instead of beautiful deep colours like this:
I got back washed out black & white photographs like this:
Now… the best thing to come out of this is that thanks to the genius that is my LC-A the photos are still lovely on the most part. My favourite is this one, which despite the black & white shade still glows with the beauty of a Melbourne summer’s day.
So yes, sh*t happens, but thankfully it doesn’t happen too often & when it does, sometimes something beautiful results.
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