I expect I’ll be photographing it again later when the flowers open.
Yesterday was 127 day, so mainly a day for film in the TLRs. I finished 2 films, but had problems with winding on with both. The Yeshiva made a real mess of things, and it took an hour later on to resolve (I hope!) the problems. It started when I did not follow the correct sequence in loading the film, and steadily got worse, and even when the film was removed I had a lot of trouble trying to load a new film, as the mechanical system seemed to have got itself into a real mess. Then the Baby Rollei turned out to not have fully advanced the film after the last frame, despite the fact that the wind-on knob was rotating freely. This turned out to be due to the slotted shaft on the film take up spool having sheared – an all-plastic modern one which had been in an earlier roll of Rera film. This would just be annoying, but the broken parts are now jammed inside the wind-on knob so that I cannot load another film….
Most of my photographs were taken when I got home, using a new macro lens which arrived during the day. It’s fully manual, and I’m finding it a bit more difficult to cope with than I expected, not so much for focussing, but the absence of indications on the camera screens when adjusting for lighting conditions is awkward. I mostly used that lens again today, after I had taken yesterday’s films to the post box to send for processing, and I’m getting more used to it, but it is still a considerable challenge, and a slow process, which is fine for plants, but not insects.