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Scenes from the Day Spike Came Home

A photo shoot with my niece the day her family’s dog, Spike, returned after he’d been missing a few days last summer.

One day last summer when my sister and her family were away from their house for a few hours, one of their dogs, Spike, escaped. It was a harrowing few days until Spike showed up on their doorstep early that Sunday morning. My niece and I decided to do a photo shoot to commemorate Spike’s return. Of course, I managed to get a few of my niece on her own too 😉

 

Lomography Diana F+ • Kodak Tri-X 400

July 2016

{Diana + Tri-X} 2.0

I couldn’t resist loading the Diana up with Tri-X again, after the results of the last roll. I also wanted to practice doing more pinhole photos, since I really want to get a certain 3D printed pinhole camera this year.

Como, Mississippi

Pre-zoo Pei Wei

Double exposure at the Memphis Zoo’s new Zambizi River Hippo Cam

Pinhole exposure, 6 seconds while taking a snack break at the zoo

FOUR HOUR pinhole exposure!

Pinhole exposure, 10 minutes

Variation of a shot I tried on Instax for my daily photo project

Double exposure in Como, Mississippi

Coin laundry in Como, Mississippi

 I was worried about this roll, because when I opened the back to take the film out, the roll was “fat.” Meaning it wasn’t tightly wound onto its take-up spool, and the top and bottom of the film would probably be fogged by light. When that happens, I try to get the film into a light-tight place until I can get home, where I can go into completely dark room (usually the closet) and re-roll the film more tightly onto the spool. I don’t know if this “fat roll” of Tri-X wasn’t problematic because I had unloaded the film in light that was subdued, or if you just can’t tell it’s fogged because it’s black and white film, but I was so happy when I got my scans back and the shots weren’t ruined!

{Diana + Tri-X}

Kodak Tri-X is my favorite Kodak black and white film. It’s the only black and white film that I’ve shot in my Diana F+ thus far, and I have found that it’s a really nice pairing of camera and film. I can’t really qualify that statement, except to say I just feel like Tri-X has the right amount of grain and contrast for use in this plastic camera! Kind of like how sometimes you can’t put your finger on why you like a particular piece of art, you just know you do like it 🙂

Here are photos taken with my most recent use of the Diana F+ and Tri-X together. I am rather pleased!

Como, Mississippi

Pinhole exposure of a few hours

Hernando, Mississippi

Mallory’s new apartment, Memphis

Mallory’s new apartment, Memphis

Coldwater, Mississippi

Coldwater, Mississippi

Coldwater, Mississippi

Coldwater, Mississippi

Coldwater, Mississippi

Lomography Diana F+ • Kodak Tri-X