Goodbye 2016

Life

Last month, after the devastating election results, I had dinner with a couple of wonderful women at a friend’s house. After dinner my friend wanted to do an activity. She had this fun paper with a rainbow printed on it as background decoration. She wanted us to make a list of all of the good things that happened this past year. She thought this was a great way to get our minds off of the possibly terrifying future.  It totally worked. As soon as I started writing I could think of dozens of really great things that I experienced in 2016.

Starting with the death of David Bowie and ending with the death of Princess Leia, with Brexit and Trump in between, we have all been through a lot of bad stuff.  If I can be honest, this is probably only the beginning of our troubles since we are facing 4 years of god knows what. However, instead of reliving the awful things (as our brains are biologically programmed to do) I would prefer to rise up against my lizard brain and look at the positive.

So  here we go. The good parts of 2016, with pictures. (It probably goes without saying, but click the photo for details)

Other highlights not pictured:

There. I feel better already.

Here’s hoping 2017 will be equally as great, if not a million times better.

Happy New Year, friends! May you be peaceful, well, safe, and happy in the new year.

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Mt Hood Or Mars

Photography

I inadvertently took a couple week hiatus from my blog! The holidays kind of got all up in my business. But I remembered that tomorrow is New Years Eve and realized that I usually post something retrospective on NYE. And why not also post a photography post on the eve of NYE. So here you go.

This is another from my Mt Hood Or Mars series, taken with my zero image pinhole camera up on Mt Hood using Lomochrome Turquoise film.

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Geeky Bits

Camera: Zero 2000
Film: Lomochrome Turquoise
Exposure time: 5 seconds
Developed at Blue Moon Camera and Machine.

Mt Hood Or Mars?

Photography

A few months ago I happened to be in Blue Moon Camera and Machine and decided to pick up some Lomochrome Turquoise. I wanted to save it for something special. When my husband and I decided to hit one of our favorite hiking trails on Mt Hood on a beautiful autumn day, I knew that was that day for the Lomochrome. So I loaded it up in my Zero 2000.

The results are crazy weird. I will post more of them over the month.

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Geeky Bits

Camera: Zero 2000
Film: Lomochrome Turquoise
ISO: 100
Exposure time: 5 seconds
developed by Blue Moon

December Postcard Swap

Random

There is only two more days to sign up for the December post card exchange! The last postcard exchange of 2016.

This month I received a post card from my friend Gretchen. She is one of my fellow #PinholeMayhem crew. We’ve had lots of fun shooting together over the past couple of years. She is an amazing photographer. Please visit her website to see more!

The postcard that she sent me is one that was chosen by the BBC for an article about pinhole photography. It’s beautiful and I’m going to frame it.

If you are interested in getting awesome art in the mail, sign up below! Visit the Postcard Swap page for more details.

One Pinhole A Day – Day 23

Photography

I am finally getting some results back from my Pinhole A Day project and thought I’d share here. This is day 23 – a visit to the grocery store a few days before Thanksgiving.

I plan to post most of these photos on my photography blog, so if you are interested in seeing more, follow me over there!

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Geeky bits:
Camera: Zero 45 (25mm)
Film: Illford Delta 100
Stand developed for one hour in Adonal.