Sunday, 11 October 2015

Colour Film: Floriade (Canberra)

During the Labour Day long weekend, I headed to Canberra for the day to visit Floriade. The last time I went to Floriade was when I was 6 or so (17 years ago...) and the last time I visited Canberra was when I was 11 (12 years ago...). In short, it has been a while.

For the past month or two, I have been spending most of my weekends eating out and doing typical weekend activities. Although they have been fun, heading to Canberra triggered a different feeling; I guess I really do miss heading out of Sydney and seeing "new" things. I miss travelling.

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I was in Canberra for around 4.5 hours and got a little bored very quickly. I guess it might be the planned nature of the city, but it reminded me a little of the US. It must have been the wide roads which were largely deserted. 

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Naturally, I chose to shoot in colour rather than black and white. I shot with Fuijifilm Superia X-Tra 400 as it was the only film sold at the camera store near my work. I am actually a little disappointed with this film. I still have two rolls to go, but from this roll the shots are all overexposed (I have adjusted it after scanning which is something I have never done before). In addition, the place where I have gotten my colour film developed for the past 5 years has been sold and I'm not too impressed with the new staff. Firstly, I really dislike the fact that places don't sleeve negatives anymore. Secondly, not only were the negatives uncut, but they had rolled 3 of my negatives together into one film canister. No. No. No. That's just asking for my negatives to be scratched (which they were) and to have dust on it (which they did). Not impressed. I will take my money elsewhere.

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