Tourist

Photography

Today’s image was made with my Zero 45, again, during my Sheet A Day project a few years ago. I was setting up for storytime at our other library up the highway on Mt Hood. The library there has since moved and reinvented itself into a nice new building! And I no longer do storytime there.

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For some reason this song feels appropriate. It popped up during my run today and then It popped up again in my Facebook “On This Day” feed for today. So maybe the Universe is trying to tell me something!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Lunch – Pinhole Self Portrait

Photography

Lunch

One of the things I have wanted to do this year was re-start my sheet-a-day project. Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened. I don’t know why. There are a lot of things that I wanted to start in the new year that haven’t happened. Maybe it’s the struggle with depression. Maybe it’s because my job has gotten a bit more busy lately. Maybe both? I wonder sometimes if there are too many things that I “need to do” as far as creativity goes. I want to write more. I want to shoot more pinhole. I want to draw everyday. I want to read more everyday. I need to meditate everyday. I need to exercise everyday. I need to knit everyday. Somehow if I do these things I will be happier. I know that that I need creativity in my life. I know that I am happier when I am doing something creative everyday. But c’mon. This list of things to do is overwhelming. How to fit it all in?

Maybe this is my big lesson for the new year.

Maybe just doing what is in front of me is enough. Like eating lunch. Maybe just eating lunch is enough to make me happy.

Anyhoo. Here is a self portrait I took when I was doing the sheet-a-day project.

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Geeky bits:

Camera: Zero 4×5
Focal Length: 25mm
Aperture: 138
Exposure: 243 seconds
Film: Arista.edu
ISO: 100
Scan: V700
Metered with Lumu light meter.
Stand developed in Adonal.

A sheet a day keeps the doldrums away

Photography

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I mentioned a few weeks ago that I wanted to start a “Sheet a day” project – in which I shoot a sheet of 4×5 film every day in my Zero 45 as a way to get to know the camera. I started the project and have a couple weeks worth of photos. Here is my most recent one: a 20 minute exposure of a self portrait while I am typing on my laptop at work.

I have already learned so much about all sorts of things so far! I am really glad I am doing this. The photos are quite mundane and not the most exciting in the world, but it’s fun to not really care about being “exciting” and to just experiment and try things out. I am doing this project for me.

I was a bit reluctant to share these with people but decided, for the sake of being organized, to post them in a Flickr album. I have to admit that it has been interesting to see the feedback on them (not really expecting any to begin with).

If you are interested following the project let me know! We will need to connect on Flickr because I am limiting visibility to Flickr friends.