Way back in the late summer of 2015 a package arrived at my door. All the way from Australia it had come (that’s a long way from Sherwood Park, Alberta). I was so pleased to greet the Travelling Yashica at my door. I immediately opened the package and loaded it with some Lomochrome Turquoise* film and started snapping away.
As I had a week to play with this little beauty, I took my time and visited various locations through out the city…
…and to Elk Island National Park…
..and some more around town.
I stopped for a bite to eat and a pint here..
…and dropped the camera. Not from a great height but I did manage to scuff the camera a bit. I quickly finished the roll and sent it off to develop to see if I had damaged the camera. Realizing that I wouldn’t get the roll back from the lab in time, I quickly loaded some Ilford HP5 into it and ripped through a roll to develop at home in time to see if I was going to go down in history as the man who ruined the Travelling Yashica.
Luckily our little camera still worked like a charm and I (with some regret) sent her off to her next destination in Ontario. May the Travelling Yashica travel for many years to come. Would I buy one for myself? In a heartbeat.
*Lomochrome Turquoise film doesn’t have a DX code so the camera defaulted to 100ISO for the roll and I’m sure glad it did. The film is supposed to be good for 100-400ISO but I’ve had mixed results shooting above 100.
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