Friday Film Shot

A bit of a disappointing haul from 3 rolls I sent in for developing. From the roll I took at South Shields beach only 5 of 12 came out, and the 2 rolls I shot at Howick Hall Gardens I got 15 out of 24 :/ . ย I think it was something to do with loading the film, as some of the shots had partial exposures of the following shot on them, but have managed to crop them so they are not too bad, but still, I will have to be more careful and try to figure out where I’m going wrong.

Anyway these are the 5 from South Shields, cropped to remove the weird bits.

Well at least I’m getting the exposure more or less right, so onwards and upwards!

 

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  1. beetleypete says:

    That takes me back to the days of film. Wrong settings on the film speed, 36 shots taken on the same frame after the film had failed to wind on, and only half the exposures coming out as I had hoped, on a good day! It’s an expensive hobby, but if you can afford it, the results are well worth the effort.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I’m working on percentages Pete ๐Ÿ™‚ 60% postable shots this time, it was about 45% last time, so heading in the right direction! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. beetleypete says:

        You will get there, I’m sure of that. x

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  2. phppi says:

    Lovely composition

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  3. I really like these, they look different than digital ones don’t they?Remind me of my old photos. So much could go wrong with film…but it was exciting seeing what came out too. I am up to my oxters in photos now that I don’t have that to rein me in ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Haha I’m on to my 2nd external drive with them and nearly ready for the third. Really need to be ruthless and delete a herd. Cheers Clare ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Jay says:

    It’s not so long ago we were all beholden to film, which obviously does have some downsides. You didn’t know until you got the prints back if you’d actually gotten anything worthwhile.

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    1. But still fun ๐Ÿ™‚ cheers Jay

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  5. -N- says:

    Nice stuff . . . has the Rollei had a CLA? I wonder if there is an issue with the film advance, such as gears not winding things on. One of my cameras had a stripped gear in the middle of a roll. Now, returned, and first roll off to be developed.

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    1. Will see how the next roll goes, hope it’s me & not the rollei ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  6. Eddy Winko says:

    I do like the lapping water. Just out of interest, is there any new fancy fandangled ways of processing the film at home or is the cost out of reach of Joe Public?

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    1. You’d have to make your own darkroom, suppose a shed lied in black stuff would do ๐Ÿ™‚ and have the developing chemicals etc, don’t think it’s changed that much. Cheers Eddy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. MarySmyth says:

    You have to be patient with yourself and like -N- said it may be the camera. I have purchased many film cameras and have been lucky. Only my rolleiflex needed an overhaul, but then it was made in 1956! Anyway, you should post the “not so perfect shots” over in the Rolleiflex group on FB and maybe someone there can access what the problem may be – user vs camera! You are still getting a decent number of keepers IMO.

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    1. Cheers Mary am off for a walk with a roll in a. mo to see what happens this time!

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  8. I made a similar comment on the other blog, but the pictures you did get are gorgeous!

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  9. steviegill says:

    I haven’t used film in years, but I always remember the disappointment of the shots that didn’t come out for some reason. Anyway, you still got some nice pics.

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    1. Thanks, I’ve sorted the problem now (hopefully), just waiting for the next roll to be developed to be sure. I do love using the rollei so fingers xt!

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