110, Nobody Loves You.

Let’s revisit this post, where I had this brilliant idea to buy a thrift shop camera containing some old film.

I had originally planned to use up the rest of the film.  But there was a big problem.  Probably the problem that lead to the camera being thrifted in the first place.

The film would advance easily enough, but the shutter button wouldn’t work properly.  No matter how hard or repeatedly I jammed my index finger down on that crappy plastic button, the shutter wouldn’t trip.  Then, when I least expected, it would.  But then it wouldn’t.

I finally figured out that if I advanced the film, then smacked the thing really hard from the viewfinder side, the shutter would trip.  Oh brother.

So I finally advanced all of the film into the take-up end of the cartridge.

So now that I got this puppy out, where am I going to get it processed?  Good question!  I made some calls, researched online and personally visited a number of local photo labs and no luck!

So I turned again to good ol’ Dwayne’s.  Yes, they still process 110.  They even still process 126 and disc (I’m gonna getcha)!  No way!

Like in the days of yore, I filled out the order form, wrote out my check, put them with my film cartridge into an envelope and took the envelope to the post office for proper shipping, waited a little over a week and my pictures arrived right to my door.  How convenient!

But oooh the special images!  So much anticipated!  I opened the envelope to a treasure trove of women wearing ugly early 90’s Christmas sweaters, pot luck dinners, and a whole lot of underexposed, grainy crap! Yay!

Also, a magenta dog!

A grainy cave!

A bloody stump?

Perhaps it really was not worth the investment of time or money.  Perhaps it would have been better to let these images lay in latent waiting for the rest of eternity.  But what’s the fun in that?

I don’t regret it I would probably do it again.

You’re not easily fooled.  You know I’m going to do this again.  Perhaps sometime in the not too distant future…..

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