The Broadway Market curse
August 13, 2015 § 6 Comments
Well, it’s finally happened.
I have become one of those obsessives who stalks eBay in search of expired film. There are currently a couple of rolls of twelve-year-old Fuji Velvia slide film in the door of my fridge, keeping the eggs and a knob of ginger company while they wait to be taken out for a spin.
I used the first roll on a trip to Broadway Market, not coincidentally the first place I tried out my then-new Diana three years ago. But Broadway Market and my camera don’t seem to be the best of pals. The first time I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, and the film was too fast for my taste (and therefore grainy… REALLY grainy. That was the first and last time I used 800). This time I shot the whole roll and then, as I was putting the camera back in its case, realised I’d had it on the wrong aperture setting the entire time. But there was nothing for it but to get the film developed and see what would happen.
Most of the shots, predictably, are too dark. But there were a few worth saving…
I’m not discouraged; I’ll go back and try again. Third time lucky…?
(Technical specs: Diana F+ camera, Fuji Velvia 50 slide film (cross-processed), standard lens)