|From Abbey Green, looking towards Bath Abbey, late November 2017, HP5, Adox paper|
It was just after I snapped this scene when me film ran out. Memorable not for the getting to the end of the film, rather the complete hames I made of loading the new film into the Pentax. Was it the fact that it was pretty dark? Perhaps. Loads of people around? Maybe. More likely that the loading mechanism in the Pentax is non-standard...well, different to that in the OM-1, FM3a or M6 which might normally be in my sweaty palms. The take-up spool has some sort of plastic attachment which presumably is meant to make it easier to load. Not in this case it didn't. I can put it down to lack of familiarity, but if anyone was watching I'm sure it was good entertainment.