© 2012 Jacco

Let’s all shoot one camera!

I know it’s been quiet around here (insert a few bushes of tumbleweed rolling past). When I realised it had been a few weeks since the last update, I had a look through my recent shots, but there was nothing standing out, nothing I felt that I just had to show. And then this came across. Let me explain.

Over at apug.org, one of the many member-organised functions is the so-called “Let’s all shoot one camera”, where one camera is sent around the world, with one roll of film. Each participant is allowed two shots, after which the camera is sent to the next in line. It was the first time I participated in this. And, quite amazingly, the camera made it back to its starting point well within a year (I believe this is an exception, quite a few rounds still have a camera Missing In Action).

The results of the roll of film were posted today. I actually didn’t really remember (although I’m sure it’s written down in my notebook) what the subject of my two photos was, but I recognised them when I saw them. The typically Dutch scene between shots from the USA, UK, Austria, Germany, Japan, Ireland, and whatnot. Sorry if I forgot a country here. It is fun, though, seeing shots from all around the world on just one roll of film. I hope I’m in time to join again for the next travelling camera.

In case you’re looking for details: all I know is that the camera was a Canon Sureshot, and I have been told that the film was Portra. I decided to put the picture up without further editing, just the way I found it on apug.


  1. Posted August 25, 2012 at 00:10 | #

    What a very interesting and intriguing concept – pass a camera around the world, to have a myriad of people each take a shot on it! The possible story lines one could create from that, abound! 🙂

    Is that “typical Dutch scene”, where you live? It must be nice to live in a place with such character. Though, I am sure, it isn’t felt the same way to you, as it’s just the same ol’ everyday scene you see day and day out.

  2. Posted August 25, 2012 at 15:49 | #

    Jeff, thanks for commenting. This is not where I live, but less than an hour’s drive away, where my parents-in-law live. Which is a reason for visiting the place regularly (well, irregularly, actually). So, it’s not a same ol’ everyday scene for me as well, although I guess (guess? no, I’m sure!) it is more familiar for me than for you.

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