NOTE: I’ll begin this experience report with a brief disclaimer. It’s been less than two years since I’ve returned to shooting 35mm film after switching to digital photography over 20 years ago. I’ve inundated myself in as much film education as I could find between web articles and advice from experienced film shooters. But, with my former experience way in the past and limited recent experience, this review is coming from a relative novice point of view.
I shot a 36 exposure roll of Kodak Color Plus 200 at the end of May which was developed and scanned by The Darkroom on 2 June 2020. The scanned images have defects which are my fault. Why?
After shooting the film roll, I stuffed it into my pants pocket and forgot about it. That was until my wife came upstairs. She had heard something banging around in the dryer. It was the film canister from my pants pocket.
With the exception of the damage due to “washing”, I like the look of these scanned images. I deleted most of the images. The ones shown here are the “keepers”. I am abusing the meaning of that word.
Once my Asahi Optical Co. Pentax ES II returns from being cleaned, lubricated and adjusted by Eric Hendrickson, I will try another roll of Kodak Color Plus 200. But next time, I’ll skip the washing machine and dryer.
This roll was exposed during a hike on the Aunt Molly trail in Hopewell Township.Submitted as part of the 100DaysToOffload project.