Olympus XA
Ilford Delta 400
LegacyPro L110, Dilution B

When I have film in a little camera like my Olympus XA, I tend to carry it with me everywhere I go. I had some Ilford Delta 400 in the XA when I visited my mom. We sit out on her patio next to a propane heater, which keeps us warm enough even when temperatures are in the 40s. We haven’t tried it yet with temperatures below 40. The propane heater wouldn’t be necessary at all were it not for COVID-19, of course.

Mom has a keen eye for nice things, and so she noticed my XA right off. As I showed it to her, I accidentally fired the shutter. The little orange button is so sensitive and easy to fire when you don’t mean to! This is a shot of the balcony above her condo, and the sky. I rather like how it turned out.

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single frame: Oops

A camera misfire that turned out.


13 thoughts on “single frame: Oops

  1. Roger james Meade says:

    One of the things I really like about personal photography is the memories that a particular shot will trigger. This quirky photo might do that for you. That makes it a great shot despite any other considerations.

  2. ronian42 says:

    The XA is a great little camera, but yes the shutter is sensitive. I’ve done this myself with mine.The positive is that with such a light shutter you can get away with 1/15 of a second!

  3. I really love hearing the small stories behind a shot. It does not need to be something big or special…well it is special for you of course…it gives an image some kind of meaning or connection.

    At first glance I thought it was shot from under a bridge…

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