I know, you didn’t find a new post when you visited this place last weekend. But you know, I just didn’t have time to do a post, as we got snow!!!!!!!!
It wasn’t massive, but enough to make me grab my old M3, load a roll of film and put on my snow shoes. And as it was a saturday and everybody is lazy, I even managed to be the first one on the trail and lay some fresh tracks. Oh joy, oh joy 🙂
As much as I hate Winter down here where I live my every day life, as much I adore it up in the mountains with fresh snow. It just looks so pretty, is so quiet and brings back all these cool childhood memories of playing in that white fluffy stuff.
And here you go, that’s the reason why I failed to do a post last weekend. I know I should feel a bit sorry but you know what?
I don’t 🙂
Oh, and there is no before / after this time. This is film – it just looks good, no post work needed 😉
So here we are. No longer it can be denied. The days got grey, short and cold. Fog covered the sky in the morning and didn’t leave until the sun set. And yesterday it happened, just on the way home.
For those of you living in the south, that’s the white fluffy stuff falling from the sky. Looks very pretty on pictures, isn’t that great where I live as it tends to turn into a wet, cold, muddy, slushy chaos.
And with Winter starting, it means Christmas is near and shopping frenzy is upon us. Last year, a big advertisement next to the place I live constantly reminded me what Christmas is about. Naw, it’s not love your neighbor, stupid!
It’s all about presents, presents, presents. And to dress up nicely under the christmas tree. As every year, we promise ourself to get the presents early, to stay away from Christmas shopping madness. This year we will be more clever.
Yeah, sure 🙂
A few weeks ago, a young man died in an accident by the lake. I walk by this spot every day, where his friends were laying down flowers and personal things on a little float. I didn’t know him nor do I know his friends, but every day I was touched by these litte signs of friendship, moving with the little lake’s little waves while the little buddha statue seems go guard the strange tranquility of the place.
Not much more left to be said.
So, lately I did it. I took the camera out, loaded with some black and white film and went shooting. And when I came back, I did some dark rituals, mixed mysterious liquids, muttered ancient old lyrics (and a few curses) and then hung the subject of my magic and let it dangle there to dry.
With other words, I developed film.
Why would one do so you ask? Well, first I enjoy shooting film now and then. I love to shoot black and white, but I hate to wait for the film to come back from the lab. And as it is not color film, they can’t express develop it, have to send it to the lab and then it takes ages and costs a fortune.
And so I thought: Why not giving it a try? It would be cheaper the long run, and who knows, it might even be fun to do it. And you know what? It was fun! It’s not difficult (well, getting the #ç&%# film on the the spool is tricky) and to see that there was actually something on the negative, was a very proud moment. And I was even positively surprised when I scanned the film. I’m of course biased, but I think it looked better than the stuff I got back from the lab 🙂
Wanna see some?