9/28/2010

Saturday Frog Hunt on Film

There is nothing like Frog Hunting with Josie. Saturday afternoon after the Razorback game we went over to Harding Park and trolled around the creek to see if we could find any frogs. We heard a bunch of frogs croaking but we didn't catch any. Still we had fun.

I was having fun as well shooting our Frog Hunt on film. Shooting film is like giving yourself a surprise present. I love the anticipation of waiting to see the film at the lab and seeing if you got anything. I also love using film cameras and on this shoot I was using my rangefinder Hasselblad Xpan. Funny story about this roll of film. I finished it while standing on a rock in the middle of the creek as you can see from the photo above. I was thinking I ought to get out of the creek before I change film so I don't drop it in the water. Well, I dropped it, but thankfully it landed on a tuft of grass at the edge of the water and only got the bottom of the case a little wet. I still didn't know for sure that no water went in the cassette and ruined the film until this morning when I got the film from the lab.

Even if the film had been ruined, I still had an afternoon Frog Hunt with my baby and that is more important than the pictures. Thankfully I have both,
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