Reflected Rocks

on Greenhill Beach.

Shot with a Kodak Disposable Camera that was 7 years past expiry. I'm quite pleased with most of the shots from this little camera. All look suitably aged and have that lo-fi feel about them.

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View all photos taken: Monday, 22nd October 2007, This photo: 5:24pm

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  • beachut (John) said:
    Cool David...I love those cameras
  • bachamp said:
    good shot from an interesting camera.

    I remember you talking about it before. I didn't think it would turn out this way.
  • David de Groot said:
    They're pretty nifty really. Manual wind, point and shoot - you just need to be aware of the limitations (fixed aperture and shutter speed, but at least they tell you it's set to f/11 and I'm fairly sure it was asa-100 film so the shutter must have been prewired to about 1/250 for correct exposure).
    I only missed one frame out of the 27 due to a winding error, frame wound on but didn't cock the shutter, so I had to wind to the next frame.

    I was quite shocked to see the new ones in the shops are $27! They do contain a flash but still, it's a disposable camera!
    As for how it turned out, I'm pleased with the result. I expected colour shift (and got it). Actually I expected a fair bit of fade, but it came out a lot better than expected.
  • Josh Douglas (J-diggity-dogg) king lurker said:
    Oh man this is great. I saw an old disposable camera at the store today and I thought about buying it. A waste of money. But then I look at these pics and know it's not a waste of money. It is so grainy, rich, dreamy, sleepy, weird lit, but best of all, it's most likely a plastic lens.
    Nice shot.
    Less is More!
  • David de Groot said:
    Definitely worth it Josh, although the secret to the grain, colour and lighting effects is to store the disposable poorly for 7 years past it's expiry date, then go and shoot things ;-)