Here’s when film photography isn’t very much fun: when your gear malfunctions, or doesn’t behave as you expect.
I loaded my Spotmatic F with some Ektar 100 for a few days on the National Road, a trip from which I’m just back. After I shot the 36th frame, I was able to wind to 37. That happens sometimes. But when I was able to wind to 38, I uttered a quick epithet, for I knew that the film never properly wound onto the spool in the first place. I’d shot 38 frames onto the film tail.
Thankfully, I also shot digital on the trip and so all is not lost.