Mephisto's June Rumble - Burn, Baby, burn


It's another month and Lomographic luminary mephisto19 has another rumble he cooked up for the rest of the community. Be careful not to burn yourself though, as this one is scorching!

Credits: mephisto19

This rumble is about a mistake. You surely heard of the three shot rule? No? After inserting a film you should take three blank photos to avoid any light damage. But that is what makes a photo interesting. Once you discovered that, you can play with it and create something out of the burned beginning of every film.
The other mistake happens if you open the back of your camera, the 120 film is not tide to the spool or you want it to happen – light leaks.

For this rumble show your six best pictures of light leaks and burned beginnings, open backs and this orange flare like fire.

Here are some samples:

Credits: mephisto19

Please keep in mind to use only analogue photos, not digitally manipulated, ADD ALL META DATA that is needed (film, camera, location, three tags,…) Winners will receive some piggy points

written by cruzron on 2011-06-02 in #competitions #rumble #mistake #mephisto #june #burn


  1. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Great, just wrote a blog entry about the burnt picture of the film! (: But haven't published yet. And I'm just saying 'cause I think coincidences are funny! Lomo on! P.S. - If the winners receive "some" piggy points we should be allowed to also put "some" metadata! :P

  2. lightblue
    lightblue ·

    love this rumble!! :)

  3. lightblue
    lightblue ·

    six or ten pictures?

  4. squamy
    squamy ·

    Awesome! :)

  5. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    self-promotion :)

  6. pepper-b
    pepper-b ·

    I'm in!! :)

  7. eskimofriend
    eskimofriend ·

    love this rumble idea!!!!!!!!!! awesome :)

  8. fafascinado
    fafascinado ·

    great!! I'm in!

  9. eatclicklove
    eatclicklove ·

    overexposed too?

  10. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I've seen the winning picture :)

  11. tapedwords
    tapedwords ·

    love it

  12. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    actually SIX photos...

  13. in_memoriam
    in_memoriam ·

    "After inserting a film you should take three blank photos to avoid any light damage." uh what?

  14. lanenaindie
    lanenaindie ·

    Increíble! Hace poco más de dos meses hice una entrada en mi blog con ese título y ese tema!!! Mephisto es fan mío! jajajaja

    Incredible! Two months ago I posted a blog entry with this title and the same topic!!! Mephisto is my fan!!! hahahaha

  15. 1minute1second
    1minute1second ·

    had a whole roll come out all flame like. I loved it.

  16. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @lanenaindie it is spanish - I don't get a single word ;))

  17. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    AGHHHHH....crap...I submitted one accidentally...I'm assuming I can't take it back? :P

  18. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Well in any case, if you can, here's the link to the photo:…

  19. ricah_018
    ricah_018 ·

    we should totally ditch that rule. i absolutely love getting the weird photos at the beginning of the roll. i think you'll get more of the full frame redscale-ish shots if you load film in not so dark places? hmm correct me if i'm wrong. here are some of my photos,…

  20. aprilia
    aprilia ·

    The first time I try to get a light leak by opening my camera back, I burned about 3 quarters of the whole roll. That was really an experience :')

  21. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    @saidseni: "If the winners receive "some" piggy points, we should be allowed to also put "some" metadata!" lol very true.

  22. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    I am sweating ;D

  23. freyfrey
    freyfrey ·

    My photolab yelled at me for being so careless but I love the light leaks! They can add so much atmosphere :)

  24. olen
    olen ·

    i thought it was a disaster after opening my film back accidentally exposing the negative but this rumble made it all worthwhile.

  25. lanenaindie
    lanenaindie ·

    @mephisto19 I'll translate it for you ^^

  26. purepaty
    purepaty ·

    I'm In!

  27. jodimeetdiana76
    jodimeetdiana76 ·

    I have some great accidental burns and light leaks - Maybe I'll win something!!!

  28. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @paper_doll ja... There is a total of piggies that I can spend but no number of winners. So it has to stay with "some piggies" while the META DATA a general thing is...

  29. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    please ADD ALL META DATA to your rumble submissions, thanks

  30. syafiqmddaud
    syafiqmddaud ·


  31. uka
    uka ·


  32. katherine-lynn
    katherine-lynn ·

    I love when the numbers from the paper backing expose onto images from leaving the 120 roll too loose... see others do it unintentionally a lot XD

  33. ryuhei
    ryuhei ·

    i submitted my rainbow light leaks from my ektar film! :)
    check them out:……

  34. nleppa
    nleppa ·

    Rumble Complete!

  35. robotmonkey1996
    robotmonkey1996 ·

    Dammit scanner is F***ed.

  36. yolicious
    yolicious ·

    great! just submitted some:)

  37. toffeeish
    toffeeish ·

    I never shot blank frames!! It feels like such a waste!!! >.<
    Great rumble!!

  38. nleppa
    nleppa ·

    So ah, do we get to know who won and see their photos?

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