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Walking in the snow

I made this picture about a minute after some idiot decided to put their foot down to overtake a slow moving tractor, thereby driving through a pile of wet, slushy snow on the side of the road closest to me and spraying it all up my legs in wet clumps. Lookily I’d worn some water resistant trousers and so the impact was reduced. Most people have grey matter inside their heads. Some people have brains resembling something of a different colour unfortunately.

Wet snow on wet roads
Plumes of heavy slush made by
Selfish car drivers

Walking on snowy days

Holga & Ilford HP5+ (@800). Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 10mins @ 20°.

Taken on 14 January 2021

5 thoughts on “Walking in the snow

  1. All too many people these days are entirely self-centered and don’t care in the slightest about others. It’s beyond frustrating. But, hey, it didn’t ruin your shot! This is a very nice photo. Do you still tape up your Holga to avoid light leaks, or is yours actually this light-tight?


    1. Thanks P. Yep, I still tape it up – although I’ve never actually tried it without. It might be fine, but I’ve always decided to err on the side of caution with it. Plus the tape has a second, equally important job, of ensuring the back isn’t accidentally knocked off the camera. 🙂


      1. Amazingly, my Holga is actually fairly light-tight without taping it up, so I tend not to. However, I’d certainly get better results if I did (the bottom edge fogs a little bit). And you’re right, the flimsy back is held on so insecurely that there’s always a concern it’s going to pop right off and trash the film inside. It hasn’t happened to me yet, but if/when it does I’m sure it’ll cause me to start taping my Holga up at all times. Until then, though, I’ll probably keep living on the wild side (i.e. not taping up my Holga)… 🙂


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