« on: June 07, 2014, 10:16:35 PM »
When people talk nostalgically about film, I remember:When people write "LOL".. they're usually not. Not this time. I'm glad there's no one around at the moment, because I can't stop howling. Thanks for the memories! Each and every one...
Film slips off take-up spool. Shoot 48 exposures of nothing before thinking: Wow! That's a really long roll of film;
Better put some film in the camera. Open camera back. Oh, film was already in the camera...exposed;
Film sticks together on developing reel. Best shots are always the ones destroyed;
Pour the developer out of the tank. Hmm, smells like fixer...oh oh!
Fire call comes in over the police radio. Rush to the scene. Shoot flames coming out of building. Switch film. Wait! the ISO dial says 400, but that was slide film;
That print looks pretty good, lets flip on the lights...who left the box of paper open!
Just shot six rolls of film of championship game. Loading the film now. In walks someone. Light flip: "Anybody in here?"
I could go on and on. I definitely don't miss the film era.
I did some film work in college... but it was of nephrons and really not very interesting... but I can say... in my limited experience... I didn't have any of the above happen... though I did have a partner do a crap job on attaching the kidney in the parafin... so the suspended tissue just fell off the block... I'm never going to get over that one.