PMAE No. 228

Film double exposure. Kodak Ektar 100. The luck that is associated with shooting double with my old Minolta is a huge part of why I am so hooked. I never know what might result get even though I am methodical about my steps.

"Life is an adventure or nothing" Helen Keller
This film double exposure business is really fascinating! I've seen digital double exposure but you are in control of what you see. This couldn't have turned out better for showing a T Rex in motion.
posted April 16th, 2018  
@jyokota You are so gracious. Thank you kindly for the fave. This T-Rex is an old Route 66 creature is just outside of the town of Holbrook AZ which has a few kitschy spots left to get a feel of what it must have been like in the 1940's and 50's when traveling. They look okay from the highway but up close, meh.
posted April 16th, 2018  
really cool and doing double exposure with film definitely needs some skill.
it looks like more than 2 exposures.
well done
posted April 16th, 2018  
@gerry13 Thank you very much. I finally got the mechanics down when do in camera double exposures on the same roll. Each camera seems to be unique but for mine, I shoot, then hold down the rewind button and 'advance', which re-sets the shutter without actually moving the film forward. A bit tricky at first but its getting easier. The resulting image is delayed until I finish the roll and develop it so, my anticipation grows.
posted April 16th, 2018  
I used to do this, by mistake, in my younger photography days, they were never as good as this!!
posted April 16th, 2018  
I love how you did this and must have a go with one of my old cameras.
posted April 16th, 2018  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond Good smood, I will take this either way. I got lucky but the old axiom, 'shoot 36 to get one good one' applies when doing this. I will have to remember this and see if I might be able to do again. landscape then portrait of same thing.

@ingajohansson Yes, please shoot a roll (or 2). I went on you tube to find out how to do doubles for my Minolta as it didn't have this feature included.
posted April 16th, 2018  
Great idea and very effective. Fav
posted April 17th, 2018  
@thistle Thank you so kindly for the fav. Double exposure film work can be daunting but they I look at it for the pure serendipity of it.
posted April 17th, 2018  
Wonderful image! I'll have to try it sometime with film.

Where do you get your film developed? Our last camera shop closed a few years ago and even Walgreen's here sends it off. So I do too....
posted April 17th, 2018  
Great fun...made me think of children's slippers that sometimes have/used to have animal faces etc.
posted April 17th, 2018  
I like your picture, but I like most your description of the technique you used. It reminds me of the years over sixty years ago when I tried and failed and experimented and with luck got that one good frame out of 36. I remember also playing with the rewind, yes. ;-))
posted April 17th, 2018  
@eudora Thank you so kindly, I develop at home. I take over the extra bathroom for a short while. Our town has only Walgreens and their big machine for color developing. If I wanted I could send rolls to Los Angeles but since I checked on YouTube for videos on how to process c41 color film, I found the courage. It is less complicated than b&w. I do have tanks and reels already so I just had to order the chemicals- used Amazon. The plastic Patterson tanks and reels are a good system. Don't hesitate to try and please ask me if you have any questions.

@s4sayer The left over Rt66 kitch is fun. Up close they aren't all that great. My grand nephews love Dino's.

@yesterday I have several rolls that were my Father's that I am going to try - they are from the early 1950's so wish me luck. I have his Rollieflex 2x 21/4 so I will be hopefully posting some with that camera.
posted April 19th, 2018  
This reminds me of our son being absolutely crazy about dinosaurs when he was little. He collected all the different ones, used to play with them, line up, knew each one's name. I am sure they were as real to him as your photos is realistic now!
posted April 19th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze My sons too loved Dinosaurs. This figure is about 15ft tall. One can easily see them from the highway which is probably best.
posted April 19th, 2018  
@joysabin Looking forward to your experiments as well as my own. I have packed away all of my cameras and they are at my old place, so have to drive over there and get them. I have a Rolleicord, the lesser model of the Rolleis, but a fine camera too.
posted April 19th, 2018  
The methodical process is what makes old film cameras so satisfying to use... something most people have lost sight of (if they ever had it) in the digital 'we can always delete it if we don't like it' age. If this pic is an accident then its a happy one... but your methodical approach will have been part of it success.
posted April 21st, 2018  
@joysabin Thanks so much for your reply! Maybe I'll get up the courage to try film developing.
posted April 22nd, 2018  
@yrhenwr Old stuff, old people and old methods are important. Film takes a different mind set and one that takes patience, something that is missing in today's fast paced society. I also like that one can marry the old with the new and make magic, so to speak.

posted April 28th, 2018  
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