hot pot tonight!!!Who is super excited? ME!!
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Seriously a little tide to go and a spot of steam and that there is half a classy job interview outfit just waiting to happen.
When one is supposed to be working but finds that the mood isn’t quite right, one may be inclined to perhaps instead enjoy a walk about town under the loose guise of a work related activity, like say going to the post office. On one of these ‘work related activity’ walks one may even be inclined to perhaps take a camera with him. In fact one may even be inclined to take photos of things with that camera as he walks. If one was the adventurous sort one could even possibly combine these two activities and perhaps maybe call it a photo walk.
I guess I am to go this way?
This blue wall I have never noticed before even though I most likely have walked by it nine thousand times.
I guess Xmas is over.
These are some select shots from my first attempt at shooting some home spooled rolls of redscale film. Redscale, for those that are not in the know, is when you shoot your film with the wrong side out. So instead of shooting the emulation side toward the subject like normal, you flip it over and shoot through the film backing. You need to shoot your film about 2 stops over (for example ISO 400 film then becomes ISO 100 or another example is ISO 100 film would need to be shot at ISO 25) to compensate for the light lost getting though this backing. You can read about it here. I have made up a few more rolls to shoot in the coming weeks. In fact I am going to try some different types of film in order to find the best one to use.
These shots are from an old (possibly expired) roll of Kodak Gold 200, but I have made up a roll of Kodak Portra, as well as buying some crap Kodak & Fuji 400. It is super easy to package up yourself, here are some instructions. However Instead of ruining a roll to repackage it as they suggest I would suggest unraveling the roll in a dark bag/room, then flipping it over, and reattaching it. I personally use double sided tape but any type of scotch tape will do nicely. doing it this way the DX coding on the film canister matches what you are shooting (although you have to manually set the ISO anyway, but at least your auto camera will know how many exposures you are supposed to have)
If you don’t have a dark bag aka: changing bag and you dabble in this film mod thing often I would recommend getting one. They are super cheap and incredibly useful. Get a small one that you can carry with you if needed.
One other word of advice, if you are shooting with an auto advancing camera, I would also suggest stop and manually rewind your roll on the second last photo, so there is less of a chance of a jam when you do rewind the film. As you would no doubt notice when you make the film it can require a bit of wiggling to get the film to start going back in to the canister and unless your camera probably isn’t going to be good at wiggling if you advance past your tape job.
So last night we fired on over to the North Shore for some beers, grub, and communal web surfing. We scoured each other’s face book for photos of us when we were younger and we all laughed at how silly we looked! This photo is from the Seabus Terminal on our way home.
Anyway we are off to shoot a wedding.
It is simply a vacuum cleaner. I thought I would post this particular photo because I was listening to The Frames on my drive back from the north shore this morning! What do the two have to do with each other? Well you see The Frames is the band that Glen Hansard (of the movie Once fame) is in. This got me randomly thinking about vacuum cleaners do to the prevalence of them in the movie, and then I thought, you know what photo I should post? That vacuum cleaner one that I took the other day! So here you are! This was taken on my unsuccessful walk to find a camera strap that doesn’t say CANON DIGITAL in bright red letters.
Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark II Aperture: 1.2 Shutter: 1/1250 Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L ISO: 50 Date Taken: April.18.2008
So some may be asking what you were doing on the north shore this morning? Well I was talking with a man about a new door handle for the Versa. Because we are trading it up at the end of the month I finally got off my fat ass and started dealing with the hobo ravaged door. So perhaps I will have a shiny new handle for the few days before it is no longer our car. I liked the versa but boy you certainly could tell it was a cheap car. 1.5ish years and it is starting to rattle and fall apart. The gear shift looks like it has been vigorously shifted for 20 years, when it is really one and a half. The back has rattled since we got it, and the doors whistle and hiss. The Xterra feels like it is a really solid auto. I also find it awesome that when you type in terra using the T9word on my cell phone you get versa as the first option, and then when you press 0 you get terra!
I happened upon this the other day while wandering the alleys near Granville street. I thought it was neat! I contemplated submitting it to Found Magazine but that smacks of effort and I didn’t keep it I just took a photo, so I will just post said photo and call it good.