the nuclear family holiday (last) resort

I’ve been invited onto the committee that looks after a small (and almost full) cemetery in Ajax, so I went out to take a look at it. It’s nice; it’ll last you. One thing I learnt there: RB67 polaroids don’t come out too well if you leave the darkslide in.

On the way back, I headed down Liverpool Road to take pictures of the Pickering wind turbine with the RB67. It’s a strange place, the beachfront at Pickering. There’s beach volleyball with the nuke station lurking toxically in the background.

welcome to pickering

I don’t know why the town doesn’t rename itself “New Prypiat“, and be done with it.

the land camera

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RB67, 127mm @ f/3.8, expired Polaroid 664, 1/125s

My first attempt with the RB67 and Polaroid back. With the metering prism and the handgrip, the RB67 weighs over 4kg, so it’s not something you want to wave about.

Something’s a bit weird with my film. Every picture I take has the top left corner missing:

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 Is the developer dry? Am I pulling the film through the rollers too slowly? Too fast? I dunno.

big camera

Got the RB67 back from Kominek, and they did a great job. While it still looks a bit beat-up, everything runs silky-smooth. It did cost a bit more to CLA  than the camera cost to buy, but I’m very happy with what they’ve done.