Sun 27-Jan-13 07:03 PM | edited Mon 28-Jan-13 01:50 AM by snegron
For some time now I have been re-bitten by the medium format film bug. I took my old Mamiya 645E out of the closet, purchased several rolls of Kodak Tmax and Agfa Delta and planned a weekend road trip with my wife and kids.
I loaded the film and shot off a few very carefully composed, Ansel Adams-esque images of my kids at Epcot this weekend. I was in a somewhat joyful, delirious state of mind thinking about how I would frame these B&W film masterpieces once I got them back from the lab.
At the end of the day, when I thought I had shot my 15 frames and was ready to load up another roll of film, I noticed that the frame counter had not advanced. How could this be, I'm sure I had shot at least 14 museum-quality masterpieces throughout the day?!?
Upon careful examination I noticed that I had forgotten to switch the Multiple Exposure Lever back to the normal position after I loaded the roll of film!!! In other words, I didn't take one single picture!!!
What is the ultimate message here? There is none. I was just so bummed out that I had to share my frustration with someone. While I had the urge to just toss the camera in the nearest trash can and simply walk away, common sense kicked in and told me that I was entirely at fault, not the camera.
Ok, I feel better now.
p.s. I hope no one here truly believes that I think so highly of my photographic "skills"! The whole film project was simply an experiment to test my old camera and hopefully get a semi-decent shot of my kids. I actually found it somewhat amusing (although a tad bit frustrating after having hauled the heavy beast of a camera the entire day) coming to the realization that I didn't capture one single image.