fleeting sunrise


Taken this morning with the Holgaroid.

This had to be the most depressing sunrise I’ve ever seen. As it was coming up I felt happy because I could see bits of blue sky. My spirit lifted at the thought of the possibility of sunlight today. I was inspired to put the polaroid back on my camera (not an easy task) and snap a pic, which is what you see above. I was going to take another one to play around with exposure but when I looked outside a dark cloud had already descended  and it started pouring rain. And now I feel like crying.

Wayback Wednesday


One of my Flickr/blogger/twitter/instagram/real-life friends started posting these on Flickr and Instagram and I think it’s fun! So much that I am stealing the idea for my blog. Wayback Wednesday! I plan to raid my mom’s photo albums when I visit her in Spokane in a couple of  weeks.

Here is a photo of me when I graduated from UCSC in 2001. It was such a happy day. After the ceremony we went to Kresge College, the college at UCSC that I affiliated with, where there was a celebration extravaganza. There was a jazz band playing the songs from Super Mario Brothers and I  thought that was the raddest thing I’ve ever heard.



Yesterday I received the  Polaroid Instant Film Back for my Holga in the mail. It was a birthday gift from my husband. I can’t even begin to tell you how stoked I am. The film also came ( FUJIFILM FP-100C ). It was super easy to attach and within an hour I had already burned through almost the entire pack of film, save a few frames. You can see the results of my fun below. I saved some shots to practice image transfer, which I tried this morning with not super fantastic results. I’ll post that tomorrow.

Using this contraption is quite the experience. First of all, you will see that there is gnarly vignetting which I’m not sure I like. I know that this is common with Holga but I’m not sure it is supposed to be this pronounced. So I’ll have to do a bit of research to figure out out if I can fix this. Secondly, the back doesn’t seem to stay on very well. I need to figure out how to keep it secured. It didn’t seem like there was any way of doing so. I had to sort of sandwich it all together with my hands and hold it very carefully. I wasn’t careful enough just before my last photo. The back fell off and exposed the film before I even had a chance to take a picture. Glad it was the last shot of the pack.

Regardless, I had LOTS of fun with it and am about to order more film. This could get very addicting!! And expensive.

P.S. I got a chuckle from this blog post at Dyepot, Teapot. It’s a pretty accurate assessment.