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11-10-2012, 15:59
Plonker of the Week Award goes to me for my latest performance with my Retina 11c.
I was rewinding the film and not paying attention. I felt the rewind knob go light and assumed this was because the film had completely rewound into the cassette. What had actually happened was that I had pulled the rewind knob too far up and it had disengaged from the cassette. When I opened the back there was the film sitting looking at me.
What I should have done is shut the back quickly, completely rewind the film properly and hope for the best. What I actually did was lose my temper, rip the film out of the camera and in the process expose most of the images that had been safely stored in the cassette! Brilliant!
The picture below is the only one that survived.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8164366745_1b63707cf2_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8164366745/)
Storm Clouds Over Biggar (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8164366745/) by Elmer Duck (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

11-10-2012, 16:16
I got last weeks award, unscrewed and opened the lid of film tank to pour in the developer
generally i like distractions but there are times I can really do without them.

11-10-2012, 17:11
I'm still waiting for my lifetime achievement plonker award. I've certainly earned it.

11-10-2012, 17:55
The picture below is the only one that survived.

You still got more keepers out of that roll that I often do!