Last week I spent two days at the coast making images with my Hasselblad 500 CM and a NEW back. Big mistake. I have never had a problem with film backs for my Hassie, but it seems this one was defective and almost all of my photos were ruined. Not happy.
Luckily the store where I bought it will ‘share’ in the cost having the light leak fixed, as my warranty is over.
I did have a nice two days driving from Cape Kiwanda to Astoria. The Oregon coast is fairly unique in that its beaches have public access. It’s also a short drive from my house to the coast so I will return next week to retrace my steps and make new photos. I am actually hoping for cloudy skies so that the images will be a bit more interesting.
I am sharing these rejects here because I think it is important to share the failures as well as the successes. It is juts one of the properties about shooting film and why, I imagine, many of you have abandoned it and switched to digital. I do both, but I still prefer my film. Instead of firing off a hundred images I exposed only 2 rolls, 24 images, in my two days. Just think if I had a bad SD card and lost even more photos…..that has happened to me too.
A few of the photos might be salvageable with a little work.
These photos were made with Ilford HP4 125 film and developed at home for 6.5 minutes with Ilfosol 3.