Saturday, December 17, 2011

First Snowfall

Every year, I try to capture the first snowfall with an instant film camera. This year, I have a new camera in my arsenal, a Fuji Instax 210 Wide. I've not really given this camera a workout but from my initial uses, it is best outdoors much like many of the Polaroid cameras with a built in, always on, type flash.

Happy first snowfall of the season.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Test Film

I had the opportunity to play with some Impossible PX100 film today.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

'Tis the Season

For lack of a better blog title. I've been neglectful of this blog and that is a direct reflection on how neglectful of myself I've been. I've read that one should just trudge on with a blog whether the voice and direction is there or not. Even posting a photo a day feels repetitive what with flickr, Facebook and countless other such places available to the photographer. Not to mention my lack of photographic vision.

Will this be the year I return to blogging or do I just close it down, call it quits?

I did take a photo or two today with my Lensbaby. The first two are the same with different editing. The lighting is from a lamp with a warm, reddish orange glow.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Long time

No blog. It seems I've run out of things to say here. I find that between Flickr for photos and Facebook, I rarely even remember I have a blog. Is my life in a better place? Sometime, that's all I can hope for. That sometime, I am in a good place. Most of the time, I am in a good place.

Last week was Polaroid week on Flickr, yet again. The first is with expired Polaroid film. The second is with Impossible Project's Silver Shade and the third is with Impossible Project's Color Shade First Flush. While Impossible Project's film is experimental, first flush is even more so.

I've taken up a crochet hook and enjoying creating toys to give away. I have to soon learn to tackle a bigger project. Maybe a baby blanket or a hat or something. But I do so enjoy the toys.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Fall Polaroid Week

The above diptych was taken with TIP's Color Shade PX-70 first flush film. First flush film is what it is and always unpredictable.

Silver Shade PX600 UV+ is a beautiful film.

And my first attempt at an emulsion lift using TIP's film. I messed up a bit and ended up with lots of tears.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Long time

No blog... I'm around, just busy with life and the pursuit of happiness and all that goes with it. Many trips to and from Ohio along with a vacation in the Outer Banks.

I've done a bit of journaling and sketching along with coloring. I've always loved to color and combining coloring with water is even more fun. I'm just a doodler... of both words and color.

I've played with my Polaroid cameras and even purchased The Impossible Project's newest films. Finicky but oh so lovely, this is Silver Shade, FF for the SX70.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Grandmother's Bible

While I was home, I borrowed my grandmother's old bible. It is well worn and much loved.

If I could have one thing of hers, other than this bible, it would be her wedding ring, which she had given to me many times but I declined. Instead, I wrapped yarn around it so it would fit her finger. My Mother has it and I did ask for it before my wedding but she declined. I'm sure that the ring will be given to somebody else but such is life in my family.