In June of 2012, Duluth experienced a rainstorm that was one of those “once in a hundred year” events. My basement ended up with several inches of water which damaged some my photography equipment, including the telephoto for my Nikon FM film camera. It had a fine coating of silt that would have cost more to repair that the lens was worth. But, rather than throw it out, I decided to shoot a roll of film with it and see what would happen. As you can see from the image, it adds a slight gauzy effect, making the scene sort of dreamlike. Although I don’t shoot film as often as I used to, I plan to keep the lens in my bag and think of it under the right circumstances.
More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions Media.