film | pentax me super & ricoh singlex II | 2012 & 2013

Hey everyone! This is not the blog I thought I'd be posting today... This was supposed to be a blog of recently developed film from a camera I tested, but unfortunately, the film was far too expired for any of the pictures to look decent. Then I thought I would share the roll of film from my Diana Mini but those didn't come out well either. Finally, I thought I would share some never-before-posted film shots. However, printers/scanners and I don't get along (that's an understatement) and while I got a few photos scanned onto my computer, the quality was terrible. (It's just been on of those days, okay? I broke a hand mixer because I accidentally got a wooden spoon tangled up in the beaters...) Hopefully I can get the scanner situation sorted out by next week so I can share them with you all, but for now, here are a few of the photos I scanned a few years ago! These photos were taken in 2012 or 2013 with either a Pentax ME Super or a Ricoh Singlex II.

Fun Fact: I enjoy reading about the Titanic. Over one hundred years ago, the RMS Titanic sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean after hitting an iceberg. It took less than three hours to sink. Of the 2,223 passengers and crew, 1,517 of them died.

"Twenty-nine third-class female passengers died for every dog carried by a first-class passenger into a lifeboat." Return to Titanic, Robert D. Ballard

Light leaks. <3

Words from a tragically beautiful song by Taylor Swift.

When I posted this one on Flickr, I wrote a bit about memory:

"Memory is the diary we all carry about with us." Oscar Wilde

It's amazing to me how strong memories can be, even after a long time. How you can imagine something from years ago and still picture it like it was yesterday and feel the emotions you felt when it happened. It can fill you with sadness, anger, terror, helplessness, dread, grief, happiness, joy, all over again. Sometimes you laugh or cry too. It also amazes me how something so small can spark a memory. Something like a certain song randomly playing on the radio, or the way the sun is shining, or a smell. Memories are so powerful. They have the ability to change us. They remind us of things we don't want to be, of mistakes we made and people we've hurt. And sometimes they make us closed off from people, for fear of being hurt again.

I hope you enjoyed this even though it was far from what I originally wanted to post. Thanks for reading!

- Victoria

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