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In the Winter Garden [20090113|23:19]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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These are both multiple exposures shot at Anglesey Abbey in the winter garden from my latest roll of Holga film. Much as I love my fantastic little chunk of medium-format plastic, I may have to give up on the habit. When I had the first roll of 12 developed, it cost £15 for development, prints and scans, which was steep. Then I started using the slide film taische was kind enough to send me. This cost £20. It hasn't crept up since, but it's also been a couple of months since I shot anything on film. This latest roll? £30 for development, prints and scans. That's actually a fair amount of acrylic paint, right there. Unless I can find a cheaper place to get the stuff developed, I think this might be the last time I use the Holga for a while.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-14 08:42 (UTC)
Thank you.

Haha, no! I need to fix that today.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-14 18:49 (UTC)
I have a balaclava! A red one! The bloke gave it to me. I look very silly in it, but it is warm and soft and I love it.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2009-01-14 09:50 (UTC)
That's really expensive! Is it just novelty stuff like that or all film development these days? Perhaps you could try developing it yourself. But it's very messy and time consuming. I know - you need to rig up a digital holga!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-14 18:52 (UTC)
Well, I think it has to do with the way slide film is processed. They're "positives", not negatives, and I believe it's a procedure that's difficult to perform in a home darkroom. Otherwise I'd give it a go.

There are some good guides out there to faking Holga (and other Lomo camera) shots with digital images. I think I'll be trying that instead.

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[User Picture]From: _xray
2009-01-14 10:40 (UTC)
THose are great, i've had my holga sat gathering dust for the same reason, i once paid about £15 to get a roll developed that didn't even really expose the pictures properly. Right put me off :p
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-14 18:53 (UTC)
Yes, I only ever get about 4 shots that I'm keen on as they are from the Holga. The others I can sometimes blend in GIMP or Photoshop to get some good results, but that kind of defeats the purpose of shooting on film!
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