I really really do love that Brownie. She's beautiful! Lovely. Gorgeous. Wunderschön! I had both of the metal slides pushed all the way down and one click of the lever. I stood stock still, leaning against the house for support as the front porch is just covered in snow...and I had on tennis shoes! The shadows in this just amaze me. I probably didn't expose the paper long enough - as the negative shows : Now, on to actually 'working' today and not doing much fun stuff. I still need to shovel out a spot in front of the house as the back is nothing but ice at the moment.