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A photo we've never seen before. | by owmyhands
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A photo we've never seen before.

Avid followers of my stream will know of the love/hate relationship I have with my Canon FTb. It's a gorgeous camera (coupled with a beautiful - but broken - 50mm f/1.8 FD lens) that's given me some beautiful photos, but it's also a massive pain in the arse when you reach the end of the roll with its tendency to tear film sprocket holes asunder giving me copious end-of-the-roll double exposures. Fortunately, more often than not, these are the best shots on the roll. Happy accident heaven which, in a convoluted way, brings us to the above shot.


I was going through some old negatives last night and came across this one. It was shot about 9 years ago when my partner and I had just started dating. Due to its almost inky blackness on the negative, the folks at the lab obviously never printed these shots. And I can see why. The effort required to get this to some semblance of acceptable exposure was pretty gargantuan. Not having much of an idea of what I'm doing hinders things somewhat, too.


But anyway, here's a photo (or photos) I took nine years ago and am seeing for the first time tonight. As are you.


Camera: Canon FTb QL

Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 FD

Film: Kodak T-Max 100 Professional

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Taken on May 29, 2010