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March 20, 2016 / Aware of the Void

The Last Roll Before Death


While traveling in Sri Lanka I managed to destroy my Nikon F100 by dropping it down the steps of Sri Pada, thats Adams Peak to those of you that have still not had a chance to climb it. I’m still lamenting the loss of the camera and will replace it soon but over the weekend I developed the roll of film that was in the camera with me as I climbed the 5500 steps to the summit.

We set off at 1am so that we would have a relaxed pace and still reach the top in time for sunrise. I loaded tri-x for the walk up with the plan to shoot available light. I took two shots in a cafe at lunch time and the rest of the roll was to be shot on the walk. The stalls at various intervals were well lit and even at 3am were buzzing with people. I liked the results I got here but wonder if I filled a whole roll would they have the same appeal.

This is the shots that were on the last roll of film that will ever pass through my trusty F100. Development was Kodak Hc110 Dilution B for 7.5 mins. The camera died before i made it past 7 shots.













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  1. mostlymonochrome / Mar 20 2016 7:57 pm

    It is always sad when a camera passes. I kept my old EOS5 after breaking it. I don’t know why.

  2. GLSmyth / Mar 25 2016 4:03 pm

    Nice sequence. I fear the day the same happens to my trusty FM2N.

  3. Marie / Apr 17 2016 6:20 pm

    Oh, I’m very sorry for your loss, may it rest in peace…
    The images are great, and I’m so glad the last roll made it home and safe.

    I crashed my beloved Zero 612 in Pisa a couple of weeks ago, when it fell from the tripod when I was crossing a street… Luckily nothing worse happened and I picked it up safely. I’m so curious how the roll inside made it. I finished it, but as I use to, it’s not developed yet…šŸ˜
    I’ve sent it to Zernike for service and can’t wait to have it back…

    • Aware of the Void / Apr 17 2016 6:24 pm

      Yeah no point servicing mine, big cracks in it bit I do have a second f100 the well benifit from the spare parts!

      • Marie / Apr 17 2016 6:30 pm

        Well, that’s not too bad either, and you don’t have to spend a hysterical amount of money for shipping back and forth between Sweden and Hong Kong. But I’m glad I can have it back, it’s so sad when a loved camera dies…

      • Aware of the Void / Apr 17 2016 6:37 pm

        it sure is!!

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