So my camera has a light leak. It's most likely the bellows (though I suppose it could be the film holders, but I suspect not) and I'm going to have to jam a flashlight in there and fix it. Getting my Velvia back, it was fun to see that white splotch in the corner of (almost) every image. The photos look pretty good though, outside some iffy exposure. Below, I've skillfully demonstrated the light leaks with Photoshop.
I cropped that noise on out, so they're (sort of) usable images now.
The second fun part of my film adventure was sending the wrong negatives in, so I accidentally got two unused negatives back. Cool beans.
Also, I fried this one. It's pretty disappointing, because that ice is long gone now (it was in the low 80s today) and that was a gorgeous sunset. That being said, the composition is pretty bad, and I don't miss the cold even a little bit. I'm not sure how I got this so wrong, but the proof is in the pudding. Oh well.
SAVING GRACE: this photo. The light and everything isn't perfect, but it has that look you can't get with digital. It's maybe a little underexposed - I could certainly brighten it up in Facebook - but I think I like the velvety look it has here. The zoomed-in detail is pretty stunning too.
For what it's worth, the original resolution was 14970 x 11829. That's just nuts. And yes, that's definitely an eyelash or something in the middle. I'll have to scan it again.