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Pentax Against the Elements - Year 10

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Pentax Against the Elements - Year 10

2 May 2020 9:55AM   Views : 450 Unique : 334

When I started my Project Decay, leaving a humble Pentax MG body to the elements, I envisaged nature slowly taking over the camera, infiltrating it, absorbing it and gradually making more and more interesting images to record. Little did I know how resilient these Pentax M series cameras would be. Maybe a cardboard box camera would have been more appropriate. However, we had what we had and here's an overview of the progress. We started in May 2011, so an image from each May:

2011
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2012
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2013
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2014
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2015
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2016
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2017
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2018
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2019
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2020
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As we can see, it had to be moved once because of some garden maintenance, but apart from that it's been left alone. When the Lockdown is over I'll be making arrangements to complete the project by cutting the camera in half to examine its interior ecosystem and then we'll leave it be, maybe having a look every year or so. The moral of this story might be always plan our images, although not necessarily ten years in advance.......

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