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Mon, Apr. 28th, 2014 | 10:52 pm  ‏‏␦ nerdy slavezombie

dim views thru my Brownie viewfinder
28th April, 2014 © blanket sin – "Pepsi_cola_sign229"

This is a picture of one of the Ingress portals around Burbank. It wasn't raining too hard. I can't remember the exact date I took it and it's making me feel I should be keeping a log for all the lomography pix I take. I'm considering adapting 35mm to my brownie camera. Apparently there are ways to get the spool into the older models. However, I think I tried this idea before with the box camera I have, a "Holiday Flash", and it did NOT fit; so, I may have to go the route of respooling the film in a dark room to the regular brownie camera spool and then block off the red window that normally would allow the photographer to advance the film frame by frame.

Here's what I don't like about this idea. If I go this simple route of respooling 35mm (without the paper backing which 127 film comes with), I'm stuck using guess work to advance the film. I have a Holga toy camera that uses 120 film, but can also accommodate 35mm. When the 35mm is used on a Holga camera, advancing the film is done by using a template which shows numbers on the winding dial. For this technique, the photography has to remember what frame he is on and when I was still using my Holga camera with 35mm, I was becoming quite accustomed to doing so, though the Holga is so much larger and bulkier than my box camera, I discontinued shooting with it.

The spools are the same size so I'm guessing the template will apply to the Brownie as well. I've just got to figure out a way to affix a smaller version of the template sticker to the knob of the Brownie. I can see myself carrying a monocle around as I take pictures around LA just to be able to read what exposure I am on and advance the film to the next frame.

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billy pilgrim


from: chuckvideo
date: Tue, Apr. 29, 2014 09:55 am (UTC)

if I hadn't seen the automobiles in this photograph I would have thought it was taken fifty years ago. I've driven past this little BBQ shack countless times, never yet have stepped inside, but the framing of this image makes the place look even tinier.

Another great photograph!

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