California in 120
The last time Janey and I went to California we took along an old Kodak Dualflex II and shot a few rolls of 120 film (You can see those photos here). This time we did it again, and since we drove we got to see the sights a little more. When we got into LA we stopped at Griffith Park Observatory (one of the shooting locations for Rebel Without a Cause) and took a great set of black and white photos.
I’ll explain why I’m posting this and not Janey a little later.
Once we got to Disneyland the first thing we did was headed straight over and checkout Cars Land, which is nothing short of amazing. There are so many opportunities for fantastic images I used almost an entire roll of film there.
After spending about half a day in Cars Land we went over to Disneyland. But somewhere between Cars Land and Disneyland a switch on the camera got bumped and made the shutter stay open for too long so all of the photos we took in Disneyland look blurry. It’s sad to lose so many good photos but now we know to make sure the switch on the side is flipped to “I” and not to “B”. Janey was to devastated to lose most of the photos, so that’s why I am posting this. Thankfully there were still two good photos of Janey in her Zero skirt so it was not a complete loss.
We will be spending a day or two in Disneyland when we are in California in March. So look for some more 120 photos then!
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4 comments on “California in 120”
I am so sorry about the photos, Janey and Patrick! The ones that did turn out look gorgeous – I love the look of the images, and it’s really too bad about the changed setting. Admittedly, this sort of thing is why I only have a digital camera (and my mobile!) nowadays. In my youth, I lost so many rolls of film due to incorrectly loaded cameras and other technical hiccups. But, digital can be limited and, with my camera at least, you don’t get the same beautiful look of your 120 film photos. I’m glad you guys are going back in March, and I can’t wait to see your photos from that trip!
Plus with digital, you’re dealing with some sort of memory device and those things are notorious for failure, which is why I back up my photos obsessively…
Oh no! Nothing worse than losing so man photos. You really don’t want your camera set to bulb! Not the best way to learn either. But the ones that turned out look great!!!
Oooooohhh, my heart goes straight out to you guys. I know that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you discover something like that, and really sorry you had to contend with it in the midst of your travels. Fingers firmly crossed that everything else goes smooth as can possibly be while you’re on the road.
Dearest Janey, I feel your pain and understand completely why you had to have your wonderful hubby post….I would be exactly the same. Your Zoro skirt is just wonderful and the images you did capture are just great! Best of luck with the rest of your photos. xx Shauna