sunshine and petals

lan su chinese garden

lan su chinese garden

lan su chinese garden

Just a couple of photos I took last spring at the Lan Su Chinese Garden / Nikon D5300 / Lensbaby

carpe diem

i’m learning more and more every day to appreciate the present. this is one of the things that I have always enjoyed about shooting film.

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i’ve gotten away from shooting and sharing film these last few years. i am coming back to it, back to this space, and back to flickr. 

baby steps. here we go. rise and shine, world.

mamiya c33 / kodak ektar 100 / spring 2014 / home

happy national cat day!

this long neglected space has been in desperate need of an update. what better day to start than national cat day?

here is the story of my beloved cat and her surroundings on a pleasant spring day.

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mamiya c33 | kodak ektar 100 | developed by citizen’s photo | scanned by me

more soon!
—vanessa

the peony farm

Last week, I took at trip to Adelmen Garden Peony Paradise (!!!) with three talented lady friends: Jessica, Linnea, and Chelsea. It was such a gorgeous day in an equally gorgeous place.

I only took my digital camera (I’ve decided I need to hone my digital skills) and my mamiya. I promise to share the film shots later. I decided to play around with VSCO film (digital emulsion) for these, another thing I am getting familiar with.

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So enjoy this wander into the fields. Oh peonies, you so pretty.

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I hope you are having a great week!

a little springtime walk

during mid april and early may, we had some damn great weather here in portland.

if you know much about our weather, you know that we are blessed with a lot of rain, (almost) all the time. so weeks of sun are rare, awesome, and also, a bit worrisome. if you have been playing attention to the weather patterns over the years, you may have noticed things, they are a-changin. and not just in portland. all over the world. i believe that global warming is much more than a figment of anyones imagination. i believe it is happening here and now. so i get concerned when we get too much sun in what is usually one of the rainier seasons we have. but at the same time, not much i can do about it when it happens other than get out and enjoy it.

and so i do. here’s a handful of images from a sunny spring time walk, on my way to meet some friends. i did not even bring a jacket, it was around 80 degrees out!

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i hope you are having a lovely wednesday. thanks for visiting.

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.

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

it’s petal time, people.

i haven’t done a non-365 blog post here in a while. i’ve been posting on flickr still but i feel like i am neglecting this space and i don’t like it.

inspired by my friend, jeremy… here are a couple more spring, petal power shots. i can’t stop taking photos of flowers. it’s like a sickness. a really pleasant sickness. haha!


this town is always green… it’s either grass or moss. luckily, green is always an inspiring color to see.


the sun has started coming out more and more… i can’t help but point my camera upward. with all these blooming trees, add blue skies and sunshine. i think i’m in heaven. and i am so glad for the break in the rain. it’s been outta control, people.

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i hope you are soaking up this spring time love.
don’t forget to gander at all the new life around you.

it’s everywhere.

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