That time when I needed colour film.

A few years ago I was in London with my son. We went for a walk with my Hasselblad. My son was 5 at the time. I didn’t know (or had forgotten) what film I had in my camera. I don’t always label the back and rely on memory. So that day I assumed that I had colour film loaded. Well I think I wanted it to be because my son had a red balloon and I wanted to take a photo with him holding it in the street. Because I was unsure I overexposed by 2 stops just in case. Film has a lot of latitude. And it will work whether the film is rated at 400 or 100. So I think I exposed it at 100 ISO in case I had Ektar 100 loaded.

This was one of those times when I thought “Gosh I wish I had colour film loaded in the camera!”

London café.

I was looking through some old scans from London and found this. I can’t remember the exact location. A small café in Crouch End perhaps? I do remember it took me forever to take the picture. Captured on my Hasselblad with Kodak Tri X. I just love the square format.

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