This year (2019) Expired Film Day almost didn’t happen… it was only thanks to @schneidan and the encouragement of the community that it did, and it wasn’t just a day, but a whole long weekend! Friday March 15, the Ides of March, through Sunday the 17th.

Full disclosure: I’m a sponsor of Expired Film Day. I’m giving away 5 rolls of color film for the best color interior or night shot, and 5 rolls of black & white for the best portrait or self-portrait. Anyway…

If you’re curious, I’ll say up front that I exposed this 30 year old roll of Kodachrome 64 at EI 8, and developed it in Ilfotec HC 1:31 for 10 minutes, and it turned out fine!

I did fail to remove the RemJet completely… I’ll have to remember to make 3 or 4 passes with a photoflow-soaked sponge after developing. Oh well.

I loaded the film into the Zero Image 69 early on Friday morning, took some selfies throughout the day, and took a drive up to Gainesville for Fried Pies on Saturday morning, then stopped at Boliver Cemetery to tidy up my great-grandparent’s and grandparent’s graves, then finished off the roll in the yard, photographing the trees.

I wasn’t particularly happy with any shot that I took, so here’s the whole 8. Note to self: use your gorillapod or that little pocket tripod you bought to get the Zero up out of the grass and get it level! Sheesh.


Expect more Expired Film Day fun later this week!

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