Forget Your Film!

2011-01-24 19

Sometimes forgetting is not so bad…

Here is the perfect tipster for those of us who are forgetful and don’t mind admitting it… Long live forgetfulness!

This goes from a day I forgot my LC-A+ I don’t know where (how would I know, since I’m so forgetful…) and after a couple of months, by an act of magic (why would I bother in looking for anything if one day, by chance everything appears?) it appeared of course. I saw it had a film in it, so I used it until it was done.

The thing is, that film had been in the camera… over a year! And since my LC-A+ seems to be like the Guadiana, appears and disappears, between those periods that I didn’t know where it had hidden, and the ones I took pictures, it took me a year to finish the film… and some months (give it 2 at least) until I took it for developing.

And how do I know it took over a year to finish this film? Because of an exposition in the ‘Cristal de El Retiro’ palace, which took place in November, and the last photo I got from the film is in November (of course) from the year after… surprise!
I realized all of this when I got the film developed, that I started thinking “what are these photos doing here? If they’re from…” and here I finish, for the moment, my forgetful adventure. Forgetfulness with a happy ending of course, because the photos came out more blue (minus one which turned out red…!), more grainy, and much more “soft” (if this term applies to photography…) … I love them!

So what do you think? Is forgetfulness worth it? :)

written by virtuesandvices on 2011-01-24 #gear #tutorials #film #lost #tipster #lca #forgetting #surprises #top-tipster-techniques
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  1. duckduckninja
  2. cheeso
    cheeso ·

    Yes, nice tip. I've had film a roll of film I forgot about for 5 years, the color shifts and grain were amazing!

  3. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    These are sooo beautiful, I love the blueness of all the photos!

  4. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    It seems that film forgets too, otherwise how come those grainy? Nice forgetfulness... <:))

  5. ali55
    ali55 ·

    beautiful photos! love the colour!!

  6. cherryblosssom
    cherryblosssom ·

    what film is it?

  7. ricah_018
    ricah_018 ·

    definitely worth it! i love that last picture!

  8. erinwoodgatesphotography
    erinwoodgatesphotography ·

    love them! I've deliberately left 2 rolls that i took before leaving home for my big 2 year around the world trip. I'm excited to see what time capsule photos they hold.

  9. monkeydance
    monkeydance ·

    Woww! Those pictures are amazing! It's been a while since I have this roll in my fisheye, but it's a black&white roll, so my colours will probably be: black & white .. Oh well I'll see when they"re developed x)

  10. rochellers
    rochellers ·

    Forgetfulness can be good! Love the blues and the graininess.

  11. sobiksaabik
    sobiksaabik ·

    In my Chema Smena is 5 years old film...

  12. sobiksaabik
    sobiksaabik ·

    But i don't know, is it in good condition, because i was with my Smena in Nuclear power station Temelín :-D

  13. troch
    troch ·

    Amazing pictures. I hjave two cameras right now with film from who knows when!

  14. borishowl
    borishowl ·

    I don't wait a year, but a couple of months, and yet when I get them developed I'm still like O_O "what was that?"

  15. davidpowell
    davidpowell ·

    Wow these shots are amazing! the grain adds so much to them.

  16. ananana
    ananana ·

    Wait, so does it turn blue and grainy if you leave it in the camera? Or can you just leave a used roll of film for a year (outside of a camera)? Was the film expired/ cross processed?

  17. itsdebraanne
    itsdebraanne ·

    how about i totally forgot my film and opened the film door. yea not good when it comes to that lol. so my first 2 shots are gone.

  18. amybreaksloose
    amybreaksloose ·

    These pictures are lovely!

  19. rake
    rake ·

    I always forget about cameras and the film in them! glad to know im not alone
    i really love number three in the second set! what film is this? id love to try it!

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