After waiting the majority of my life I was finally able to claim my inheritance: a Minolta SRT 201 from my father. After a less than thirty minute lesson on the basics of 35mm photography he told me to go have fun and stop bothering him. Unfortunately the camera is significantly older than I am and the light seal has dried out and peeled away. The first roll of film I shot was completely useless, however after looking around on the internet for DIY repairs or light seals I discovered some vintage camera aficionados use yarn in their cameras. The yarn I bought was too thick so I decided to try embroidery thread. Assumed this wouldn't work, but it sure beat the hell out of $150 to send the camera off to get repaired or lurking on eBay to win a new camera body. Imagine how excited I was today to discover some of my pictures actually survived.
Except now it seems the shutter is giving me trouble. The majority of my pictures I took in the early morning light by Lake Johnson are black on the right side. For instance the one above.
OH WELL. I SHALL CONTINUE WITH MY TRIAL AND ERROR.
All the pictures are the "yard" behind my apartment turned out pretty freaking sweet if I say so myself.