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I was once told I only get 'good' pictures because of the gear I use. Well here are the first colour shots from my 1930's box camera =P. Sadly, only 4 shots out of 11 came out due to a possible 'light leak' in the camera.


The limitations of box camera night photography are:

No tripod mount

No shutter cable

Mirrorred Viewfinder

No aperture control

No variable focal length

No focal distance

No test shots

No light meter

It costs you £2 everytime you take a picture.

Each film holds 11 pictures - that's like shooting with a 128mb card.

Reciprocity failure

No 'L Glass' - the lens is literally a circle to let light in.

Each film took me like 20 mins to load (compare that to putting in your 128mb card).

Light leaks - accidentally ruining all of your shots.


Despite all that - I'm sort of happy with the two shots I'm uploading for your critique.


I'd also like to take the opporunity, as I haven't uploaded much for a while, to thank all the viewers of my work. My all time views has just passed the Quarter Million mark - and I'm very grateful...and as always...down with the haters.


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Taken on May 23, 2009