You must be wondering by now what has happened to that Loblograpy Singapore Challenge I posted few weeks ago?
Well, prepare to hear my dramatic misadventures. 😛
Meet the La Sardina.
That retro-looking-baby was given to each of the loblography challengers in different designs (see our group photo below) last Sept 17th. I got myself the El Capitan, baby! and Meerly (from Lomography Singapore) gave us about 3 weeks to take it all for a spin anyway we want.
By the look of our faces (look how silly I can be), we all were super excited to play around with it.
As indicated on the Loblography Challenge,
“During these 3 weeks, write about all your experiences on your blog, post your photos, and share your experience with your readers about your cool new toy — just about anything you wish to share! The blogger who gets the most comments and likes and reblogs on a single post will win themselves a brand new Lomo LC-A+ to keep forever! Only one with the most creative blog post out of the bunch will win away a La Sardina Camera!”
Well you know, here’s my story. But wait, this is NOT, I repeat, this is NOT my official entry post to the challenge yet. 🙂
You wanna guess what happened first to my first roll of film? Blank. my heart sank.
And then, my 2nd roll? You’d think it gets better huh? Blank again. my soul died.
“Something’s really fishy is going on here!!!?”, so I thought. But by now, I bet any gypsy would probably predict that my future in Lomography isn’t too bright at all. Hahaha.
But don’t kill me why. It shouldn’t be an excuse that I’m sort of new to this but I made sure I read the instructions very well in the box.Really, I swear. Although, i know i’m really lousy at reading instructions sometimes. Boo! The husband helped me in figuring it out finally. While watching a tutorial video of how to use a La Sardina, the husband noticed that to be on a ‘shooting mode’, follow these instructions:
1. Turn the lens anti-clockwise exactly 45 degrees (“you will hear a click’ sound”).
2. Pull the lens tube all the way out.
3. Turn the lens clockwise until you hear a ‘click’ again.
Well, that was the first thing on the manual you know. I read that. every word.But I must be the really silliest person in the world if no one had the same mistake as I did. I reaaaaaaly thought all along I followed those super easy instructions well, EXCEPT the last part. I didn’t turn the lens farther (because it did feel I didn’t have to) until I heard that holy click sound. *big pout*
You probably thought I’d quit then? Of course not. only if the 3rd film came out blank. Kidding. 😛 My adventure was just getting all started now…the right way. 😛 As soon as I received the 3rd roll of film last Tuesday 27th Sept, you can imagine how it felt like the rain just stopped and the skies started to clear out with me singing with Johnny Nash, ‘I can see clearly now the rain has gone….” Oh yeah. 😛
These are my first successful test shots, randomly just shot anywhere, taken with Fujifilm 35mm Superia400. Obviously, I have more things to learn and experiment more along the way — and announcement of winner will be on Oct 10th. I hope to blog about my official entry by Monday then — don’t know if that’s even enough time. Either way, I am just simply enjoying this to the hilt! You don’t know how every click thrills me out like never before! 🙂