Shit happens


Finally the first snow arrived.
Soon our surroundings were covered in a shiny white dress tessellated with what seems a zillion little diamonds.

Yesterday, Sunday at noon, after dropping Sweetheart at her place, I drove to the nearby woods for a walk.

It enjoyed the sheer beauty of what a saw, bathing in beautiful sunlight. Yet it was darn cold and I was glad I had taken gloves with me.

Shooting nature’s splendor glowing and sparkling under low sunlight was a challenge as I had only my Yashica Electro 35 GSN with me loaded with black and white film. For extra contrast I had added a red filter and lowered my ISO setting from 125 to 100 as a compensation for the loss of light caused by the filter.

I enjoyed the walk and in the woods itself there was so much to see, to enjoy and or to ponder about.
Light spots on trees adding to the deep shadows or a slight haze hovering just above the ground.

I remember taking about 6 consecutive shots thinking these were going be the winners of the day.

I remember too, shortly after that aha moment, my 36 exposure film felt like an everlasting one.

I finished my walk when the film advance lever wouldn’t go any further. I had a spare film with me but I wanted to call it a day.

Back home I developed the film excited and in anticipation for what I thought were really good images.

Two hours later I started cutting the film and noticed that somewhere in the middle the film had only advanced by half a frame making these negatives useless.

Did I, by accident, push the release button for rewinding the film during my walk? It seems quite possible wearing my gloves and all.

Do you now Murphy? I guess we all have met him at one or more moments in our life.
This guy Murphy chose the 6 frames I imagined to be my masterpieces to do his freaking whatever he does.

Anyway I still have a few other not so bad images I took yesterday.

More concerning is the fact my Yashica Electro 35 GSN faltered twice too, making it impossible to press the shutter release. Strange as the camera came as CLA’d certified.
Maybe because it was so cold?

Yashica Electro 35 GSN
Yashica Electro 35 GSN
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3 thoughts on “Shit happens”

      1. So sorry. Your masterpiece is a click away . . . I know it. I happen to think all of your shots are masterpieces because the evoke such powerful emotions and memories for me.

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