experiment: Seagull

There's nothing quite like finding a gem in a pawn shop. I spotted this Seagull one day while on the hunt for a new 35mm and was immediately fascinated by it. I'm already a sucker for a TLR, but I especially can't resist one I've never encountered before.

Lucky for me, Hutch snagged it later (for much cheaper than it should have been. Score.) and brought it home as a half birthday gift. The mechanics remind me of a large format camera, and it has a mask that allows you to shoot either 6x6 or 6x4.5 *major heart eyes*. 

In my typical fashion, it took WAY too long to get the film developed. I'm just glad to see it works, no matter how weirdly I messed up the first roll. That's what happens when you count exposures incorrectly and don't discover the mask situation until after you finish the roll. Whoops. 

fixation: Last Frame

I can't speak for anyone else, but on the off-chance I don't shoot the last frame on a roll of film I'm really excited about, I have a tendency to get impatient and just take a picture of the first thing that comes to mind. Sometimes, I get good things. Other times, I start to notice patterns.

Like the fact that I have a gazillion pictures of the fridge. It started off so clean and empty, and just gotten worse even since the most recent of these images... Maybe it's time to take everything down and start fresh. Or start using that last shot for something else.

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