Last fall I dropped my Yashica SLR down the side of a mountain. After hitting what seemed like every possible rock on the way down, the back opened, to expose the ever expensive kodak portra 400 film to the elements aka the sun. After recovering the camera I wound the film up and claimed it to be completely burnt, meaning there wouldn’t be any usable pictures on the roll.
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Some months have past since then and I have been staring at the wound roll on my desk in remembrance of that day.
Eventually I couldn’t take it any more so out of curiosity, I went ahead an had the local photo shop develop the roll for me.
To my amazed excitement, there were a few usable photo’s that had been tucked/rolled tight enough into the spool still visible on the negative. – So, not wanting to pay quite a price to have the roll scanned post development, I decided to look up some tricks on how to use a flatbed scanner to scan negatives.
The method I chose was to use the light from a Smart phone or Tablet to light the back of the negative while on the flatbed.
It looks a little silly but to my amazement, It worked. (kinda) – I’ve never really been into “Lomo” culture but I definitely jumped in with this technique. What’s lomo?>click here.
The picture is of some birds on a wire.
I saw the mass amount of black birds migrating together on the wire and had to slowly stop my car, grab my camera, get close enough and take a picture. Only to drop my entire camera down a mountain a few days later.
There are a few other photo’s on the roll that I will post over the next few weeks. Feel free to follow along.
Again, thanks for reading.