I stumbled across this gem while looking through some old photos from Ellen's camera. We saw it near Ellen's house in Michigan this past summer. The owner's mom caught us taking pictures of it, so we pretended that we thought it was cool. It really isn't cool, though. However, it is quite a sight.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
About 5 months ago I finished shooting a roll of film in a Holga. It traveled with me from Idaho to Atlanta to Michigan, and back. I finally developed it yesterday and was pleased to see that a few of the exposures were alright. You never know with a Holga. Among the mix are some images made in Wyoming, Utah, and Nebraska. Glad to see some made it.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I borrowed a macro lens from school and spent some time familiarizing myself with it. The subjects were dead bugs from our bathroom. They were difficult to shoot, and I'm not 100% pleased with the sharpness of the images. They are interesting, however. They did need a little clean-up before hand. All that dust on them isn't that attractive.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Part of Ellen's birthday present was a kite. It is made of rip-stop nylon, fiberglass, and has two penguins on it. This thing was made to fly. As the wind began to pick up later in the afternoon, as it so frequently does, we decided to take it up to some playing fields on a hill and give it a good run. It was much windier than expected. The photograph on the right was about a 1/2 second exposure, and you can barely see a blur. It flew, crashed, flew some more, and ultimately survived. All and all a good voyage.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I have continued to notice funny things since we have arrived in Idaho. Hopefully no unsuspecting kids run underneath this setup. They may get hit in the head with a rock, then an air conditioner. We have been able to find some pretty apples, though. Pretty delicious, that is.