Thursday, January 28, 2010

Week 2 - Agfa Clack (CotW)

So, week 2 (Jan 17-23) was spent with a camera I had not picked up (except to move out of the way) for almost 2 years! The Agfa Clack is a medium format camera that takes 6x9 cm negatives. Nice and BIG! Well, I finished the roll left in the camera (from 2 years ago) and one other roll. The rolls were color, but there is not much color in the world in the middle of January! And since I'm such a black and white junky, I had no problem turning the only picture worth sharing (out of 11, since 5 were taken 2 years ago)into a b&w beauty.

I think I am almost finished the roll in the nameless panoramic camera (the counter is broken!!). So, maybe I can get that to the lab this week!

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Diana F+ (+ accessories!!)

So, on my last birthday (over a month ago), I decided to go ahead and splurge on something I'd been looking at for awhile. And since it was nearly Christmas, and the Lomography Store was having oodles of sales, I decided to make a purchase (or 3). I really thought I'd like the Diana Mini, but it was So, I decided to get the Diana F+ because you can buy so many more accessories! There was a great sale if you bought 2 or more, and I'm always a sucker for a sale. So I ended up with the Diana F+, the 35mm back, and the wide angle lens.

I'm happy...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Week 1 - P-Sharan (Camera of the Week)

The week of January 10-16 was the first week of my "Camera of the Week" challenge. Of course, it would happen that the P-Sharan was the first out of the bag (literally). That has been the camera that I've been using almost exclusively since I got her. Ah well, that was the chosen camera. Not too much exciting to talk about, except when I got that roll of film back, pressed it against the window of the van to see it better, my breath was taken away.... I am amazed EVERY time I unroll that film. Everything looks lovely through that pinhole...

I'm using the Agfa Clack this week... Stay tuned!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

It's Been So Long..

...that I actually had a "Welcome back to Flickr" comment on one of my pictures. Has it really been that long? Apparently, 6 months or so. Wow. It's amazing how things fall through the cracks when life gets crazy.

I've still been working (albeit slowly) on the "Impressions Through a Pinhole" book. My motivation ebbs and flows, which is to be expected in any creative endeavor. I have rolls of film just waiting to be scanned! In time, in time...

With this new year, I've decided to "share the love" with all my various toys. It seems I have cameras (and "toy lenses") I've completely forgotten about! So, I've written all of their names (including the Lensbaby & Pinhole Bodycap) on small slips of paper that I will pick out weekly. The goal is to use only that camera for the week and shoot at least 1 roll of film.

That should mean I should have at least 1 blog post a week, too. Just in case you missed me!


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