april 4 {366}

I am backlogged on my 366 project.

Mainly because there are a handful of days (and growing) where one photo doesn’t sum it up. A series of photos does… so that means I need to write some blog posts. Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging. But I love the idea of it more than the reality. Blogging takes time… I can’t just post a picture and run (that’s what Flickr is for). I need (and want) to tell a story. It may be a primarily visual story but still, it should almost always have some words to go with it. Then there is the downsizing of photos… it’s just hard to fit this stuff in. I’m not complaining… I’m sure many of you go through this same thing. I guess I just wanted to talk about the nitty-gritty of it all. And maybe offer up an excuse for my absence. I probably don’t need one. I could probably just post and run, right?

I guess this is a snippet of my internal tug-a-war, really.

Anyway, let’s get on to the pretty pictures, shall we?

These were my top two photo choices for April 4. I remember feeling a giddiness this afternoon leaving work… cause I took the following day off during the week just for myself. I had a bunch of errands to take care of but it still felt like a treat. The chance to sleep in on an odd thursday… total luxury.

april 4

I just started shooting Spectra this year and I have to say I really love it. I have been lucky to find a handful of old Polaroid softtone film and I am really having fun with it.

In the end, I chose the top photo because I feel like I take too many flower photos in my 366. It needs some more variety… I am sure it will evolve over the year but right now… my photos are very flower heavy. Understandably, I think since it IS spring right now.

More soon! Have a lovely day!

cherry tree delight

Last weekend, I spent an impromptu sunday evening wandering among the cherry trees along the waterfront. After being sick all weekend, it was nice to get out and take some shots. I took a few other cameras along for the ride but so far, these are my favorites.

april 1

I made these images with my Colorpack II & Fuji FP-100 film. Instant film is always so much fun.


I love black & white film. It makes any modern-day photo look like it’s from a different era. Every time I shoot it I wonder why I don’t shoot with it more often. I think this winter will hold many more moments with this specific film.

Happy friday, folks! Have a lovely weekend. October has been a whirlwind for me. Hoping things slow down a bit in November.

Detroit Dam | October 25, 2011 | Polaroid Colorpack II | FP-3000B

august thirty-first

Wow! I can’t believe it’s over already. Bye, bye, August Break. I’m impressed with myself for posting every day! It’s been really fun and challenging. Thank you everyone for visiting and for each and every one of your lovely comments.

August, you were a great month. I’m sad to see you go.

It only seems right that I share a couple of my favorite instant shots from last weekend at Timothy Lake.

This last one… it’s a winner. I was so stoked when I peeled it and found that I caught Josh mid-air. Awesome sauce!

See you all in September. :-)

Timothy Lake | August 26-27, 2011 | Polaroid Colorpack II | FP100-c

august twenty-seventh

I am probably doing or seeing something like this right now. You can imagine a huge smile on my face and many more photos being taken.

I hope you too are having a lovely weekend.

Quartzville creek | August 6, 2011 | Polaroid Colorpack II | FP-100c

august twenty-fifth

Some peel-apart shots that I have taken recently near where I work. At least twice a week, I take a little wander with one of my cameras at some point during the day. Lately the Polaroid has been keeping me company.

Have a lovely thursday!

Around my work in NW Portland | August 2011 | Polaroid Colorpack II | FP-100c