Beach Vacation at Qixingtan, Hualien / Part III.

I got one of those waterproof toy cameras for my birthday this year and I was so excited about taking it to the beach. Unfortunately, I was terrible at using the thing (ironically, the plastic really got in the way) and broke the winding knob after, like, 8 shots.

When I returned home from the beach, I moved the film into my Golden Half and proceeded to take random pictures over the first 10 frames or so, hoping that they weren’t all ruined from being exposed during the move.

For some reason, none of the underwater shots turned out (I think I took about two or three) but I’m quite taken to these that did turn out (double exposed with my Golden Half pictures). Although it’s not the easiest camera to maneuver, I do think it is the perfect inexpensive toy to bring to the beach (or anywhere with water). I have already replaced my broken one and hopefully I’ll get the chance to use it again soon with higher speed films.

Kodak UltraMax 400, waterproof toy camera

2 comments on “Beach Vacation at Qixingtan, Hualien / Part III.

  1. Been really taken by your photographs :) especially those of the holiday. Lovely!

    I’ve quite fallen in love with the toy cameras. All the quirky ways they capture light :D

    1. Thanks, Ruth, that’s really nice of you to say! :)

      I’m always on the hunt for new toy cameras, I love collecting them for their different lenses!

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