Wednesday, July 31, 2013

On That Note

It's amazing how easily four years can get away from you.  And how easy it is to forget about things.

For instance - a few of you may remember a particular wedding reception about four years ago . . . wherein the youngest cousins were given disposable cameras to photograph said reception however they saw fit . . . and were promised a copy of the pictures they took.

Well, those cameras got placed in a drawer until such time as the happy couple had more than one part time job between them.  And while that happened relatively quickly . . . the cameras stayed in the drawer.  Until there was a joint yard sale to be had with some friends and drawers and bins that were rarely looked in were looked in to see if there was anything in them that could be put up for sale.




Heaven only knows if the film is still any good, especially after how cold it got last winter - cold is bad for film, right? - but we shall see if anything comes out.  I'm not sure I'm hopeful, especially when it comes to the underwater cameras, but we'll see.  If nothing else, it'll be a fun blast from the past just getting them developed. :-)

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I'm pretending it's winter here.  And that there are koalas here.


  1. Cold is actually great for film (I don't know about actual freezing because it would probably damage the plastic negatives). My grandpa always kept film in the to shelf of the door in his fridge. And don't feel bad. I have a disposable camera from when Landon was in the NICU (they didn't allow cameras of any kind in there except a disposable they gave us) and some random rolls of film (Sean has a couple from his mission). We're talking almost 10 years... or more. Someday I'll get them turned it. But I'll probably have to pay out the wazoo because they'll have stopped developing film all together. (Yay for digital?)Anyway, hope you get some real gems.

  2. I agree with Maggie. The cold probably actually helped them stay preserved a little. And film is pretty resilient, so it'll most likely come out just fine.

  3. Good to know! I guess that means it's just the lack of flash on the waterproof cameras that might cause a lack of pictures coming out. Maggie, just a thought - I'm doing them one at a time every couple of weeks, and it's only ten bucks a roll at Walmart (which I realize is probably a bigger trip for you than for me . . . ).