Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Six-20: Instant Old

   The first roll from the Kodak Vigilant came back from the lab. Shot with cheap Chinese B&W film. Unexpectedly, all the pictures look like 70-year-old snapshots.

   I took these shots in Ottawa at the end of January. It was so cold the film advance knob jammed and I had to retreat to the warmth of the Capital Tourist office to re-start things.  When I got the roll back, I saw that I had gotten a double exposure from the jam:

   The Chateau Laurier and Wellington St:

   My favourite Ottawa Chinese restaurant, closed for good:

   The Sparks Street Zellers. Probably not long for this world either, given the recent purchase by Targets.  This camera is cursed: whatever I point it at starts to fade away ...

   One more from Ottawa: skaters on the canal. If it weren't for that ugly 1970s office tower on the left, would you even know this was taken last month?

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