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.