That would be the boat, and not Ivory Soap.
(That was the punchline of a lot of my Grandpa’s rambling stories/jokes when I was
While I was out running pre-holiday errands a few days ago, one of the things that I did was to pick up a couple of rolls of 35mm film and a couple of rolls of 120 film. I thought that (in addition to my DSLR and Android cameraphone) it would be nice to take some old-fashioned film shots of the holiday glory.
Alas, it turned out that the Lomo Action Sampler had warped in such a way that froze the shutter closed and was un-fixable. I was slightly depressed about this (less analog fun!) but as it was an all-plastic toy camera, at least it will be easy and inexpensive to replace.
Fortunately the Holga seems to be working just fine. So there will still be something of an analog Christmas, but not quite as analog as I had planned.
And maybe it is for the best. If I spent the entire holiday season swapping between 4 cameras, it might have been… irritating for everyone else around me. A mere 2 cameras (3 if you count the Android) should be more manageable.
In other news of things breaking down… my old photo printer died.
I had that Canon iPixma photo printer for… I can’t really remember exactly, but let’s say a good long time now. And by “died” I mean that the print head is completely messed up. Of course, I will try to take the print head apart, clean it out, and then put it back together, but I am not completely sure that will fix the problem. I could also just get a new print head, but again, I am not entirely sure that will fix the problem, plus I am not sure if it is worth the expense.
Fortunately, I do have a second, large-format, photo printer, so I am not completely at a loss here.
While I was bemoaning the fate of the iPixma, and wondering how I would get my printing done, John suggested that I simply use the large format printer. Oddly enough, until John mentioned it, it simply had not occurred to me that I had the option of using a smaller size paper in the large-format photo printer. I had always had a rule in my mind that the large prints were printed out on the large printer, and the small prints were printer out on the small printer.