Sunday, January 31, 2010
(Sunday, January 31, 2010) My mother was lamenting yesterday that I hadn’t taken many bird photos this winter. This exposure of a Black-capped Chickadee flying away from the feeder is dedicated to her.
Endicott-Johnson Corporation was the major employer in Broome County (NY, USA) in the early 20th century. Their shoe factories were located throughout Binghamton, Endicott, and Johnson City. E-J employees used scrap materials to build this pagoda, which housed the water pump for one of the larger factory sites in Johnson City. A couple years ago, the pagoda was moved down the street to C. Fred Johnson Park. The factory buildings have been demolished and the brownfield site has been developed into a regional Gannett newspaper publishing facility and a Wal-Mart.
Friday, January 29, 2010
(Friday, January 29, 2010) I used the last frame of the Polaroid 125i Silk pack that was in my Holgaroid to get a cool capture of today’s sunset. Now I have a conundrum—put my last pack of film in the Polaroid Back or convert it back to using “regular” film…
(Thursday, January 28, 2010) This is the teddy bear my brother gave me when I was born. We went camping a lot when I was little, which is why I named my favorite stuffed animal of all time, “Camp”.
(Wednesday, January 27, 2010) On my way home from the office, decided it was too sunny of an afternoon to let it go to waste. Grabbed my Spectra and headed down toward the lake. Snapped this shot of Founders’ Lodge on my way. I then proceeded to compose a beautiful shot of the sun setting over the lake only to discover that the frame counter on the Spectra was off. By three.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
(Tuesday, January 26, 2010) Wind chimes on the side of my house. Unfortunately the squirrels seem to have absconded with the wooden “clangor”, so the chimes only work when it’s really windy.
My friend, Beth, is the pastor of Dorranceton UMC in Kingston, Pennsylvania. She has the coolest office ever. It was the library of an old mansion converted into office/meeting space for the church. This is one of the light fixtures hanging from the ceiling.
Dave Bias was kind enough to provide me with some great tips on using a Holgaroid (Holga 120CFN with a Polaroid Back). It is my supposition that if one can’t make exposures with the SX-70, one should make exposures of the SX-70. (Note to self: order more film from PolaPremium.)
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
My Christmas gift from Eric arrived on Friday. I had been waiting for it very [im]patiently.
There's this musician that Eric loves--Jonah Matranga--and he will do original recordings. There's a Jonah song that I love called "Smile"--it's just so happy and light and celebratory of love and joy. Eric got Jonah to record a version of that song for me. So awesome.
The song has a robot sound effect in the background, which is silly and fun, and that's why the title of this record is Ro(mance)bot.
Here's the chorus of the song:
So put it up on your face, Hallelujah
And these days will all go by
Anything I can do to help you through it
I just love to see you smile
I've got a fantastic husband. The end.
Friday, January 22, 2010
(Thursday, January 21, 2010) A number of years ago, I went to Carnaval de Québec, where I purchased this replica ceinture fléchée (basically a sash worn by voyageurs to keep their coats closed.) It hangs in my hallway next to a photo I took from the Icefields Parkway in Alberta.
(Tuesday, January 19, 2010) I got a pretty good deal on a Polaroid Spectra 1200FF on eBay a couple weeks ago (I had some spectra film that I didn’t want to go to waste…) While I’m not thrilled with this exposure, it’s the only one I made today.
(Monday, January 18, 2010) My dad was a boiler man for over forty years. People relied on him to fix their heating problems all hours of the day and night. Today it was confirmed that he’s going to need to rely on the fine doctors of Broome Oncology for a couple months.
(Sunday, January 17, 2010) Here’s the Holga 120CFN I purchased with some of my Christmas gift money. Finished the first roll of film and now need to find the time to drive into town to have it developed. Kind of makes me wish I had my own personal darkroom.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Today at the library, someone from The Art School came and led an art program for the kids. The theme of the program was the holiday--Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. She asked the kids to writed down dreams on pieces of paper, and then they decorated them and made mobiles out of them. It was interesting to see what the kids came up with--things like world peace and no pollution and ending world hunger...and wishing everyone had a good book to read! I'm not sure what this young man's dream was, but it was great to see that these kids, as young as they are, still see that the world can be a better place.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010
(Saturday, January 16, 2010) I spent most of the day in a meeting at the First United Church of East Syracuse. After the meeting concluded, I wandered around the sanctuary for a few minutes and was drawn to these organ pedals. My next big Polaroid related purchase will be a tripod mount for my SX-70.