This is the first of a multi-part series of images from the Summer 8’s Oxford University rowing competition. I always look forward to this every year because of the mix of different people you find along the river. I especially like to see the different generations where grandparents and parents come along to show support for the young blood.
The ones that got away
One of my film cameras has developed a fault with the winding on of film and unfortunately it’s the camera I used the most during the Summer 8’s competition. The fault meant that I didn’t know when the film roll had finished so there are a lot of shots that I thought I was getting on film when in fact there was no film in the back of the camera. Argh! To make matters worse I tried to tell everyone that I photographed about this blog so there will be quite a number of people visiting who’s portrait have been lost. I’m really sorry about this and no one is more disappointed that I am. The camera in question is still being repaired so hopefully this won’t ever happen again.
Make sure you wait for the rest of this series because it’s possible that your portrait might be included in a future post.
[Tech info]: Pentax 6×7, Fomapan 100 and 400 film rated at ISO 80 and 200 respectively. Developed in ID11 (stock), 10secs agitation every minute.
Rowing boats in boat house
Oxford university students
Red carnation for luck?
Rowing crew celebrating with a group photo
Photographer using a Leica 35mm film camera
Photographer using a Nikon F3 film camera