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Rainbow Bright: Circles X Squares Doubles

A Lomography Colorsplash Camera, a more than ten years expired Kodak Elite II slide film, and an idea of making doubles with circles and squares. Any clue what it looks like? Read on!

Photo by walasiteodito

Last April my father gave me a roll of a long expired Kodak Elite II slide film, it has no expiry date because it was out of the box, but I’m sure it was more than 10 years expired already for he stopped shooting analog almost 15 years ago. At first I was uncertain to use it because it was long expired, but then I came up with an idea to make doubles with it just to play safe. I wanted to make the doubles special, not just some random doubles, for I know it’s hard to find this kind of film nowadays. Come June, a light bulb suddenly went off in my head, and I came up with an idea to make doubles with two different concepts.

Photo Source (This is not the actual photo of the film I used.)

The idea is to shoot the first exposure with all things square, then shoot the second exposure with all things circle. At first I thought it was an easy challenge, but later on I found it hard to look for squares, I learned that rectangles are more common, and circles are the most easy to find, at least here in the Philippines. To add a twist, I used my Colorsplash camera to fill the photo with different colors. The result? A buffet of squares and circles in different colors of the rainbow.

But wait I’m not finished yet, there was a surprise when I got the photos from the lab, the roll was already used by my father for at least the first 8 frames, It was used for documenting a painting. But that’s ok, accidents are accepted in lomography anyway.

Now here’s a challenge for you. Can you find all the squares and circles in the photo?

written by walasiteodito

1 comment

  1. nerpman

    nerpman

    There's two rolls of Elite II in my freezer that expired in 2001! Haven't tried any yet because I wasn't sure if it would be worth it, but your pictures are beautiful. I can only hope I put it to as good use as you did!

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