I spent my morning driving the hills of northwest Georgia. I was itching to get some photos taken today, so I headed up into Rockmart and walked a little ways down the Silver Comet Trail. I got what I thought was some great shots, or at least I got some practice looking through the viewfinder and pressing the shutter button. All was well with the world.
There’s a photographer’s studio on the main drag and I stopped in because there was a sign that said “1-hour photo.” As it turned out, I had a very pleasant conversation with a local photographer who was able to confirm that I do, indeed, have a light meter on my Miranda camera. So, I need to get a battery for it after all.
It wasn’t such a big deal with the photos I had been taking because I was taking them all outside in lots of light. I thanked him and went on my way.
Then, I got to the pharmacy to really get the film developed and it turns out that I hadn’t paid attention as I was taking my last few photos. I thought I’d wound the film back up, but I opened up the camera and the end of the film was all torn up, out of the canister altogether. The film was ruined.
I just sighed and chalked it up to another lesson with my precious SLR.
Jared has been encouraging me to put together a collection. So reluctantly, I’ve got ten of my best photos thus far put together. I still want to put together a themed collection, but with the work I’ve done thus far it’s nearly impossible to glean a theme. So, I’m just calling this first collection, “Facing Forward.” I found 3 frames at a thrift store and my intent is to continue frame shopping until I can get them all printed and into large-format frames. I have no idea what I’ll do with them then, but at least there will be work I can show people in person, somehow.