Sunday, 27 February 2011

The LoBlography Challenge



You might remember me mentioning previously that I had been chosen as one of the 10 finalists for the LoBlography Challenge. Each of us were sent a Diana F+ camera and some rolls of film and had 2 weeks to snap photos and post the results on our blogs, the person who received the most blog comments and likes would win the much sought after Lomo LC-A.

I've loved Lomo for ages and have had a lot of fun snapping away with my Diana Mini. Of course being film, rather than digital, means that the results are unpredictable. However most of the time you end up with really amazing photos with dreamy effects and crazy colours, but sometimes it can all go wrong. The photos I took for the LoBlography Challenge sadly all fall under the second category. I'm not sure exactly what happened. It could be a fault in a camera, a fault with the film, the photo lab or maybe most likely it was all down to me doing something wrong - every single roll of film I took was under exposed, meaning that when I got the negatives back there was nothing on them.

Of course I'm disappointed (who wouldn't be?) but I still love Lomography and this hasn't put me off at all (nor should it put you off!). Rosie from A Rosie Outlook is also taking part and her photos are lovely. I've got until Wednesday before the challenge ends and I have to wave goodbye to the Diana F+ so I'm going to make use of this time and shoot a few more rolls and cross my fingers for some successful photos. I was looking forward to picking up my last roll of film today and being able to post some successful photos to inspire you all but instead I'm going to post some of my favourite photos taken by myself using my Diana Mini and also some of my favourite shots by others using the Diana F+.


Diana Mini photos - photo credit: me


Diana F+ photos - photo credit: 1, 2, 3, 4

The challenge ends at midnight on Tuesday. I'm not sure if I've lost all chances of winning the Lomo LC A now, but incase there's still a glimmer of hope that I'm still involved in the challenge then I'd really appreciate it if you could leave a comment or even just click the 'like' button below.

EDITED: Had to add a 'love' button also as every time I got to 170 likes it deleted them and went back to 140. :( Please click 'love' instead.

98 comments:

  1. I think that's kind of their charm. You get mixed results and you never know what you will get. Digital photograhpy is far less exciting when you can see the picture you have taken on the screen instantly. Glad it hasn't put you off, keep at it because your Diana mini photos are lovely!
    xx

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  2. Argh! How horrible ~ that is the joy & despair of film.

    Do particularly like the bottom right of your 4, the multi exposed girls having fun is just making me smile :)

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  3. The pictures you took are gorgeous, and i hope you still have a chance to win :)
    i liked the post,
    xx

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  4. brilliant photos :) good luck x

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  5. these photo's are sooo dreamy, good luck!!xx

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  6. It's a shame the photos didn't come out but your other photos look great! Good luck in the challenge. I hope you still have a chance of winning.

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  7. Good luck!! I know how frustrating it can be, having had various rolls on the Diana Mini where most are all dark and blurry.. Hope you get some good ones before the deadline! :) Love your shots, the sparkler one is great xx

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  8. I screwed almost an entire roll doing that! Do you have the ability to do prints in the dark room yourself? Because in the dark room you may be able to get something out you can't see with the naked eye... I did!

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  9. I love it! Great photos. I must try a Lomo soon.

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  10. How rottenly unlucky! I don't fondly remember the days of film - easier to see if you've taken a clunker with digital.

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  11. i love these photos. good luck! x

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  12. Good luck - these photos are great!

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  13. awch that sucks,im dreading getting my first roll developed got a feeling it's gonna be a complete failure and I already know for a fact 2 of my pics wont turn out caus I left the lens cap on good start lol.

    Your daina mini ones are really good lol at Andrews face.

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  14. Good Luck hun, I need to get my Diana film developed i can't wait to see what they look like xx

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  15. love them! I'm regretting selling my fisheye now. Good luck

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  16. aw babe i know how gutted you must be but keep going! you always take beautiful pictures, you can do it :) like! xo

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  17. I love lomo, but she's a slippery vixen to control. My Diana and I wasted five rolls before I got the swing of it, and even now the results are pretty wonky.

    Best of luck in the competition!

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  18. good luck! i have a lomo lca but it's properly bust, i really need to get it fixed. it's so temperamental but i think that's part of the joy! not like with digital cameras where you can take millions and millions of photos and they all turn out.

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  19. That's the joy of taking a photo.. not knowing until you get it developed not like nowadays eh!

    These pics are great, good luck

    Joanne xx

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  20. Best of luck with your last roll! Fingers crossed you get some beautiful photos :)
    xxx

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  21. good luck char xxxx

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  22. I love your photos so much! Good luck in the challenge sweet (:

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  23. Who's the handsome guy on the photo to the top right ?

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  24. The guy in the photo on the top right is a friend of mine - he has big guns or so he thinks! ;) Hahaha!

    Thank you for all the comments and likes so far xxx

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  25. Good luck!! ^_^

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  26. Like button clicked- good luck :)

    Hello from a fellow Glasgow blogger and new follower to your blog xo

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  27. this is totally awesome Charlene... i am utterly impressed!!! keep up the good work!

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  28. Thank you for the e-mail. These are lovely photographs, you are very talented. Keeping my fingers crossed for you Charlene!!!

    Anne

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  29. wow, Just wow!

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  30. love ur blouse!!!!

    xoxo jenna
    http://thepetiteblog.blogspot.com

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  31. It may well have gone wrong, but life wouldn't be fun if everything went to plan.

    Good luck for the competition :)

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  32. Your pictures are beautiful, good luck!

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  33. Omg! Charlene these are amazing!

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  34. This is brilliant!! Good luck!!

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  35. Are you sure you removed the lens cap? This is a common reason for photos coming out blank. Either way, good luck.

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  36. Hi charlene your work looks great and I hope that you win! Good Luck :)
    Ming Chao

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  37. What a shame you had such problems, your other photos are lovely

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  38. Good luck! heres hoping!! *crosses fingers*

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  39. i know this girl, and she well dererves it(H)

    if no one believes me then check out her gear and u will be AMAZED!

    or else...

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  40. good luck charlene!

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  41. That sucks, good luck though

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  42. Oh I'm sorry it came out underexposed :( The good part is you still have some time and you love lomography :)

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  43. Aww well fingers crossed anyway.

    I love all the photos :)

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  44. Good luck! The photos look great!

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  45. I love the first one.. is it sparklers. i remember trying to do this kind of thing with them as a child and often thought it would be great if you could capture it in a photo. And here you have.
    Best of luck with the competition.

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  46. Gorgeous photos as always. Can't wait till I get mine hehe! Good luck! x

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  47. Love it Charlene :) Your doing soo well :) but I want my pic up there with you too :P xxx

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  48. Hi Charlene. Your Mum gave me your link at work today. Lovely blog, keep up the good work and good luck. :-)

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  49. sux they didnt work i feel for ya :(

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  50. Just tweeted you but want to comment and like it too! I want you to win! Your Diana Mini photos are lovely, I think I might buy myself one!
    xxx

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  51. good luck charlene!

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  52. Good luck in the competition. Shame some of your photos didn't turn out, the ones you have a really cool. I especially love the sparkler one

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  53. Good luck lovely, you deserve it!

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  54. hope you win! good luck!!

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  55. GOOD LUCK!! lots of love uncle mark xx

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  56. Good luck! Your photos are gorgeous, really lively and vibrant. I hope you win!

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  57. good luck :) they're lovely anyway! x

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  58. hope you win mate :)

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  59. good luck charlene

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  60. I don't understand why you need the likes if you said there were no pictures :/

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  61. because i'd still like to win and i'm still entered into the contest. thanks for commenting and giving me another entry :)

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  62. Good luck! All your Diana Mini photos are amazing, hope you win the Lomo LC A :) xoxo

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  63. Such a shame they never developed. Good luck anyway!

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  64. I love that im in one of them, twice!! only a lomo.... :) awesome.

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  65. The last one is my favourite <3

    where is it?
    Largs???
    and where did you find the cows?

    can't wait to get my Rome photos developed!!!

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  66. Haha just read the blog bit about the diana F+ pics, got over excited looking at lomo pics:) Anyway you deserve a win, youd appreciate and adore an amazing lomo! See you sooooon. XxX

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  67. I love the necklace in your film photo :)

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