I started July almost as soon as the calendar flipped over from June. My plan was simple – a roll of 120 Ektar in the Holga, using the 6 x 4.5 frame and get those 15 images shot processed and scanned as quickly as I could.
Yes, I was expecting disaster – a repeat of the Zorki misbehaving or another attack of the clumsies when taking the roll out – but I shouldn’t have worried.
The camera performed beautifully, ok, as beautifully as a Holga can be expected to perform. A light leak here and there, some vignetting, and that super sharp plastic lens’ rendering of the scenes I pointed it at.
Out of 15 frames there are a couple of throw-aways, more my mistakes judging the amount of light than any fault with the camera, and a small handful that I’m quite happy with. Happy enough that I should start using the camera more than I have been.
And not only does the image include some green – the theme for the month – but also sums up what I was feeling using the camera!
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