Not really sure what happened to this roll (expired – 2004 – Fujifilm NPC 160)…  I have no idea what the brownish streaks along both vertical edges are – if anyone has any ideas please drop a comment below! Oh well, what’s done is done. I do like how the fadedness makes it look quite gloomy and moody.

Hmm starting to think I should have named this post ‘When and not to carry a Hasselblad deadweight whilst hiking’. When we set off to hike Scafell Pike it was already drizzling, but being me I was optimistic about the weather clearing up and getting panoramic clear views from the summit… That never happened. It continued to drizzle and eventually  everything became white – we were surrounded by clouds. Not wanting to waste my efforts of carrying my Hasselblad – note I  believe I also had my Fujifilm on me… – I decided what better time to take pictures then when we were lost in the clouds. Probably wasn’t the wisest of ideas taking Hassy out in mist/drizzle and in the strong winds.

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Lost on the way to the summit

I believe gear is made to be used and put through some conditions it isn’t made for, otherwise you’ll be missing shots! If I get a scratch or a dent on my Hasselblad will I be sad? Yes probably for a bit, but I’ll get over it as long as it isn’t broken beyond repair. My Fujifilm is really scuffed and I have only had it for just little over a year. You might say I’m careless, maybe I am a bit, but the truth is it is really scuffed because I always have it out and rarely in my bag on my trips, so I could just quickly take a snap if I wanted to. It’s definitely not pretty like a brassed Leica, but it works, it’s mine and I like how it shows what the camera has been through – it brings back good memories.

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On the way down

Nothing from the summit unfortunately. Way too cold and just clouds. We literally got there took a few selfies on my phone and started the descent!

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Wast Water: Waiting for the clouds to clear

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Clouds cleared, sun’s out, time to hike Yewbarrow

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Nearly there!

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Makes Wast Water look small

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Scafell Pike is somewhere behind there

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Burnmoor Tarn in the background

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On the other side of the mountain

Note: My film was developed by CC Imaging in Leeds, reasonably price and they do mail order as well! Maybe the brown marks were from the development stage?

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