My First Best


One day on a lomo-adventure Saturday, I decided that I would try a roll of Fuji Velvia, slide film. I was worried that I would screw it up and put the roll to waste because I didn’t really know what I was doing.

It was a cloudy day, but I figured that the ISO was 100, so I’d be fine. The three of us (nigelk, kayswirl, and I) drove to a rather secluded area by the water and hopped out of the car. We clambered over the bushes and through the itchy grass down to the rocks, sand, and water.

And then, we began shooting. I got a few shots into the roll before I began to let loose, and just shoot. So I put my hand up against the sky and clicked. Then I looked down to the ground and the rocks, click. Whirrrrrr, next photo.

After we finished our film, we drove off. When I went down to the lab to drop off my film, I wrote on the envelope “C-41 process please” I was so anxious to see the results of my first roll of cross processed slide film! Please let it be good, please, please!

And when I finally got my film back, I was blown away. The vivid colors hit me in the face as I flipped through the photos one by one. And then I saw it, the double of the sky, the hand, and the stones. It was perfect, just as I pictured it in my head.

Credits: natalieerachel

Here’s the complete roll:

written by natalieerachel on 2011-04-06


  1. disasterarea
    disasterarea ·

    I just looked thru your entire roll and there are many MANY amazing pictures in there (you can see by the likes)

    Excellent work!

  2. valennano
    valennano ·

    I like this photo vey much!!!

  3. neja
    neja ·

    very good for the 1st photo

  4. boredbone
    boredbone ·

    yeah. awesome first shot right there.

  5. willieong
    willieong ·

    wow....nice picture =D

  6. isabel_mebarak
    isabel_mebarak ·

    woooooooooooooooooooooow I love it!

  7. negativopositivo
    negativopositivo ·

    smart :)

  8. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great shot indeed!! :))

  9. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    that's amazing!

  10. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Thanks everyone! I'm soo in love with cross processing now, hahaha

  11. nwuanda
    nwuanda ·

    It´s great

  12. elletra
    elletra ·

    wow, very cool photo!

  13. qrro
    qrro ·

    nice pic!! XD

  14. mikeman85
    mikeman85 ·

    Oh wow! Thats really amazing. Truly amazing! Great job. I love it.

  15. susieayu
    susieayu ·


  16. peterpol
    peterpol ·

    really a good one!!

  17. salvacasablancas
    salvacasablancas ·


  18. okashii
    okashii ·

    So great! :D

  19. digyourself
    digyourself ·

    this is great!

  20. hanibale
    hanibale ·

    Bravo! I like it! ;)

  21. kah
    kah ·

    after reading your blog entry I had to watch the rest of the pictures, too. very cool album!!

  22. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Natalie Rocks! :D

  23. bernardocople
    bernardocople ·

    The first time we never forget.

  24. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Thanks everyone! I definitely won't forget this roll, it's the best one that I've ever had so far!

  25. eqbal
    eqbal ·

    awesome :D

  26. kdstevens
    kdstevens ·

    Nice one!

  27. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Thanks for all the likes :)

  28. stouf
    stouf ·

    Excellent ! Way to go !!!! : )

  29. chihkang1201
    chihkang1201 ·


  30. novakmisi
    novakmisi ·

    I am the 100th ! : ))

  31. javihacefotos
    javihacefotos ·

    spectacular!!! good luck!!!! very cool!

  32. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Waaaah thank you everybody :)

  33. grazie
    grazie ·

    i love this photo!

  34. russheath
    russheath ·

    Awesome shot!!

  35. decafujita
    decafujita ·


  36. peterpan
    peterpan ·

    I love your double exposures so much!

  37. gladys
    gladys ·

    nice,i love double exposures=D

  38. cryve
    cryve ·

    nice double!!

  39. fleurs_du_mal
    fleurs_du_mal ·

    love it...

  40. cararah
    cararah ·

    LOVE this photo :D

  41. kayswirl
    kayswirl ·


  42. hspada
    hspada ·

    The picture is so awesome... X-pro is my favourite process too jejeje :D

  43. paramir
    paramir ·

    wonderful. amazing double exposure! well done.

  44. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Thank you all so much! :)

  45. paan
    paan ·

    so nice the fist time roll..

  46. ihsan
    ihsan ·

    very nice....=D

  47. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    my first roll was'nt this cool, i have to say you are very talented :))))))