Those of you on the mini-Europe trip may have spotted me snapping away on an old 35mm film camera (my magic camera!) - finally I have the pictures back from the lab! They were all shot on slide film and cross-processed (i.e. the wrong chemicals were used deliberately) - no photoshop was involved in their manufacture.
The trip was so much fun and it was great to make so many ace new friends. Many thanks to Robb and Elissa for all of their hard work, and hopefully see you all at some point in the future!
Enjoy the supa-kerazy colours/colors !!
OK - Here we go - we start with how I travelled from London to Germany:
Hello! Here I am on the Eurostar! I'd love to lie and say I took this whilst I was going through the Channel Tunnel itself, but that just wouldn't be right.
Mass of overhead cables...
...and more of the same!
I arrived in Köln after about 6 hours travelling from London - not bad!
Slightly random self-portrait in the hotel bathroom, Köln!
Holiday Park! Yay! Whilst Expedition GeForce was maybe not quite as intense as last time I rode it a couple of years ago, it was still absolutely amazing!!! The atmosphere during ERT was really great too - lots of fun!
Factimation: The different colour shift in some of the pictures is a result of using a different type of film for some of the shots.
When we arrived, we all headed straight for Expedition GeForce!
The much documented Pipi Station! Oh, and Expedition GeForce!
Such an amazing first drop!
Next up... the starflyer! It's such a shame the lab jpeg'd these scans so much as on my print version, the transition in the sky is perfectly smooth and looks beautiful!
Crazy dark ride - it doesn't matter that you can't really see what's going on here - it makes about as much sense!
Ha ha - Weh-koma time! Not for me, though. This was my first ever proper coaster way back when, but even so, no pain for me, thanks!
It's a high-speed thrill ride from Weh-koma!
Bruno shooting video whilst taking photos! I later added my camera in the chain, as seen in Morgan's ace video.
Winjas rocked, but not quite as much as River Quest!!! Ha ha - that ride was soooo cooool! Yet I didn't manage to get any pictures of it, so why not look at other trip reports through sweet wrappers to get the desired effect? As for Black Mamba, the waterfall climb was fun...
Slightly blurry Winjas and Bruno!
Talocan - I've gotta 'fess up and admit to not riding this - I guess I was a bit too 'coastered out' by this point. Many people said it was their highlight of Phantasialand, though.
Ha ha - Epcot!
Black Mamba time!
Black Mamba's lift hill... through a plant!!!
(A little dark - that's 'cause the pictures are so contrasty. Ah, well.)
This coaster is so tricky to photograph not only because of the already-documented "Oh - I thought it went along that bit in the other direction" effect and also due to the nets.
Ha ha - I was Bruno's official photographer for the trip! Good job it was mostly on his camera, as this came out a bit odd!
Bruno and Hanno - hi guys!!
Some sort of mad dance executed by Hanno and Bruno!!!
Finally, I have no idea what this picture is of. I think maybe it's of the queue line to Mystery Castle. Not sure, though!!!
Now, whilst they're of less interest, some of the pictures of my overnight stay in Köln and journey back are yet to be developed. I'll post those eventually, but in the mean time here are a few random shots from my gradual journey back. Thanks for the nice comments so far!
Ha ha - yes, the first thing I did after checking into my hotel in Köln was visit their modern art museum - a bit like a theme park but with pictures and installations rather than rides!
Kein Trink Wasser - poignant given that I spent much of my journey enjoying Orbital's fantastic Live at Glastonbury CD! Such a great tune.
Gleich!!! More to follow in a week or so... depending on when I finish the film!
How wonderfully AWESOME it is to see somebody else using a "regular old camera" and f-i-l-m in it.... like myself, heh heh.
Too many of your shots are just fantastic (too many? eh...) to note here, but on the whole it really is a great TR showing a lot of what's been already been shown.... differently. Light-wise and colour-wise, I mean.
Looking forward to more of your photos. Take your time. They deserve all the care you can give them, those films, LOL!
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