Sunday, August 26, 2007

Super 8

The postings on Retro Thing remind to me of things from my youth:
My father borrowed a Super 8 camera to film a wedding, and he let my sister and I use up the end of the film. I filmed a float plane (amphibious aeroplane) landing on Lake Wakatipu (dull), and Sue filmed wedding guests at the brides' parents' holiday house the day after the wedding (very good).

When the developed film came back weeks later, I learnt that the brain is selective about what the eyes see, but cameras are not. My float plane was so far away, it was a dot on the water. While Sues' party people filled the screen.


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