the portland tram

Back during spring break, Cal, Josh & I went for a ride on the Portland tram. It was the first time for all of us. It was fun, an little excursion. I had also never been to OHSU’s campus on the hill before, it’s really beautiful up there. We were blessed with a gorgeous sunny day in March.

Here are a couple images I made along the way with my Polaroid Spectra and some Impossible Project PZ680 film.

tram_spring_web

tram_trees_spring_web

See you next week!

{‘roid week} day five

Here are my submissions for day five of ‘Roid week. You can see day one here, day two here, day three here, and day four here.

seagulls

springtime

Check out the ‘roid week pool here and day five’s favorites here.

Both shots were made with my Polaroid Colorpack II using Fuji FP-100c film. The first shot was made in late-June in Nelahem Bay after a big crabbing adventure. The second shot was made about mid-April along the Springwater Corridor.

Goodbye, ‘roid week! I loved you and can’t wait until next year to do it all again. In the meantime, I think I am gonna post more of these instants here on my blog soon. Most of these have many more photos that go with them so you will likely see them again but with more of a story. I have been so inspired by this week. I can’t wait to get out and shoot more creatively for next year.

I also love that my new blog theme lets my photos be a lot larger. If possible, expand your browser and enjoy a grander view of my photos. They are set for 800px wide now. Not too shabby.

See ya next week! I got more in store for this space then.

{‘roid week} day four

Here are my submissions for day four of ‘Roid week. You can see day one here, day two here, day three here.

good morning

boats on the willamette river

Check out the ‘roid week pool here and day four’s favorites here.

The first shot was made with my Polaroid Spectra and expired Polaroid Softtone film on April 25, 2012 at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Portland. The second shot was taken about a week earlier along the Springwater Corridor with my Polaroid Colorpack II and Fuji FP-100c film.

{‘roid week} day three

Here are my submissions for day three of ‘Roid week. You can see day one here, day two here.

i love a good tulip festival

my favorite flowers

Check out the ‘roid week pool here and day three’s favorites here.

The both shots were made with my Polaroid Colorpack II and Fuji FP-100c film in late-May at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon.

{‘roid week} day two

Here are my submissions for day two of ‘Roid week. You can see day one here

father & son

ripple

Check out the ‘roid week pool here and day two’s favorites here.

The first shot was made with my Polaroid Colorpack II and Fuji FP-100c film on June 26, 2012 at Manzanita beach. The second shot was taken in early spring, february or march, in NW Portland with my Polaroid Spectra and expired Polaroid Softtone film.

{‘roid week} day one

‘Roid week (as in POLAroid week) is one of my favorite times on flickr! It’s an explosion of instant photography, really great instant photography. Folks are really stepping up their game and they save their best shots for this one week because we only get to post two photos each day M-F to the pool.

Here are my submissions for today:

the pacific ocean

neahkahnie mountain

Check out the ‘roid week pool here and today’s favorites here.

See ya back here again tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by.

Both shots were made with my Polaroid Colorpack II and Fuji FP-100c film on June 25, 2012 at neahkahnie lookout off of hwy 101.

the best kind of mail

Last week, I got a new camera in the mail. My awesome friend Emily texted me awhile back asking me if I wanted a Polaroid 101 and I immediately responded with a YES!!!

While I knew it was coming, I was so excited when I opened the box it came in. It’s a lovely machine, in amazing condition, with the original instruction manual. I immediately posted this photo on instagram cause I just had to share my excitement.

And I started to take it apart to see what I needed to do to get it working and how to work it (the manual was a big help). I quickly learned I needed a new battery, which the internet claimed difficult to find. So I put a call out to my photo friends and found out that I could get the battery at almost any photo store in town (whew!) or I could get it modified to take 3 AA’s (also locally). I love my photo friends, they’re all so helpful. So off I went to get supplies… and here are my best shots from my first pack of film through the camera.

I started shooting almost immediately after leaving Pro Photo Supply. Seriously, folks, I could barely contain myself and I was excited to see what this baby could do!

This last one I took in the afternoon the following day. It turned out nothing like I was hoping for but I still like it. I have to learn the limits of this new tool and this is how you do it.

What I did learn from this pack of film is that it’s a great camera and it’s in amazing shape. The colors in the film are so vibrant, the focus is lovely. I can’t wait to put another pack through it.

A huge thank you to my dear friend Emily. This is one of the best gifts I have ever received.

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