Sunday, May 23, 2010

365::143 - juice



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After several weeks of being behind on posting photos, I'm FINALLY caught up! The problem with that is that I've bumped back the posts that Matt put on over the last couple of days. They start here--please check them out!

365::142 - laziness



Natalie will often randomly lie down in the middle of the floor. Crazy cat.

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365::141 - night



Friday night a couple of our friends had a get-together at their house, with a little fire in the back yard. It was nice to hang out and talk and just relax with everyone.

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365::140 - wine



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365::139 - grace



Have I mentioned that I love dandelions? To me, the magic of dandelion fluff is one of the best examples of the grace and beauty of nature.

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365::138 - art



During the course of our move, things that have stayed in one spot for an entire year are now being jostled around and re-noticed. One of those things is a painting by a former co-worker--a lovely painting of a couple of my favorite kids' books. This is just a small detail....if you want to see the whole painting, you'll have to stop by our new house. ;)

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365::137 - yeah I ate it



If the devil wanted to buy my soul, I might sell it to him for some really good ice cream.

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365::136 - home



I love our new house.

365::135 - our own



Keys to our new house.

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365::134 - stuff



Here's my dad's truck packed with a lot of our stuff!

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365::133 - art on his arm



Eric got a giant new tattoo.

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365::132 - we're moving



Finally getting a closing date for our house was a big relief!!

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365::131 - light



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365::130 - brown and blue



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365::129 - my fantastic mom



I am very grateful to have such an amazing mom, and I'm glad that I got to hang out with her on Mother's Day!

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365::128 - essential revolution



I asked Eric to make me a phrase for my daily photo. (Funny that we're already in May, and I hadn't asked him yet.) He made this phrase, so I decided to pair it with something that represents an issue very important to him....well, to both of us, actually.

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365::127 - imagine



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365::126 - after the storm



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Saturday, May 22, 2010

203.365 (The Introverted Turtle)


(Saturday, 22 May 2010) I almost ran over this painted turtle, so I stopped to redirect it. It thanked me by trying to pee on my sneakers—luckily I moved my foot in time.

21//52 (Aunt Jemima)


(Saturday, 22 May 2010) Found this Aunt Jemima cookie jar at a rummage sale today. I bought it for the sole purpose of photographing it.

202.365 (Rebel Without a Cause)


(Friday, 21 May 2010) My dslr hasn’t seen much action lately, other than to model for my Polaroid SX-70 with Fade to Black film in it…

201.365 (Lupine)


(Thursday, 20 May 2010) Some lupines behind my parents’ house.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

200.365 (Origins of an Obsession)


(Wednesday, 19 May 2010) 200 days ago I began my Project365 by taking a photo of an old Kodak camera. To celebrate reaching 200 days, I decided to take a photo of another camera, my first Polaroid (an ImpulseAF). I can’t say for certain, but I think this Project365 led me to take up Polaroid photography. It’s an obsession I’ve come to really love.

PX 600 Silver Shade First Flush from The Impossible Project
Polaroid SLR 680 camera

199.365 (Mapleine)


(Tuesday, 18 May 2010) I found this Mapleine bottle/box in an antique store the other day. I really can’t understand why this method of making fake maple syrup isn’t more popular…

Polaroid Fade to Black film, wet peeled positive
Polaroid SX-70 Camera

198.365 (Lady's Slipper, PX 100 version)


(Monday, 17 May 2010) The Lady’s Slippers are in full bloom around here. This is the shot I took with PX 100 film in the SX-70.

197.365 (Dandelions)


(Sunday, 16 May 2010) These dandelions on the side of my driveway caught my eye.

20//52 (680)


(Saturday, 15 May 2010) I purchased a Polaroid SLR 680 off eBay this week. It arrived in the mail this afternoon. It’s beautiful.

196.365 (Oncoming)


(Saturday, 15 May 2010) I followed this BNSF train for quite some time today. At one point I waited almost 10 minutes for it to cross a picturesque trestle only to discover there was no film left in the camera! Luckily there were a few more bridges for it to cross—including this one in Sanitaria Springs, New York.

Monday, May 17, 2010

195.365 (Le velo)


(Friday, 14 May 2010) My dad’s bicycle. No ND filter this time, but dialed half a step toward dark. Much better than the first attempt.

194.365 (Escape Route)


(Thursday, 13 May 2010) Back of building in downtown Binghamton, New York. I’ve left the ND filter on the lens of my SX-70 to experiment with this pack of PX 100. I like that lighter objects (i.e. this building, the teapot yesterday) have some contrast rather than getting burned out.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

193.365 (Spring Darjeeling)


(Wednesday, 12 May 2010) It was a dreary day in Upstate New York. Perfect excuse to brew some Spring Darjeeling from Adagio Teas.

192.365 (Going Back in Time)


(Tuesday, 11 May 2010) I spotted this antique pocket watch hanging over my dad’s work bench the other day, but saved taking a photo of it for another time. Another time came at 4:44pm today.

191.365 (All Along the Watchtower)


(Monday, 10 May 2010) The watchtower outside the Starruca House (an Erie Railroad station/dining room/ hotel built in the 1860s) in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

190.365 (Motherly Advice)


(Sunday, 9 May 2010) Surprised my mom with a visit for Mother’s Day. These scissors were sitting on the kitchen counter. She always told me, “don’t run with scissors!” Unfortunately she never said, “don’t use scissors to cut your hair the day before you start first grade.”

189.365 (Tasty Donut)


(Saturday, 8 May 2010) Apparently the donuts weren’t tasty enough. Fortunately for me they left the sign up when they went out of business.

19//52 (Cactus in Bloom)


(Saturday, 8 May 2010) This was my first attempt at using the wet peel technique on Polaroid Fade to Black film.

188.365 (Weinermobile)


(Friday, 7 May 2010) I went for a Pola-venture tonight to get some shots for the last day of Polaroid Week. The Oscar-Meyer Wienermobile was parked in the Town Square Mall parking lot. Couldn’t resist taking a photo of it with my Polaroid Square Shooter 2. Too bad I didn’t get there twenty minutes earlier so there was more light to work with…

188.365 (Weinermobile)


(Friday, 7 May 2010) I went for a Pola-venture tonight to get some shots for the last day of Polaroid Week. The Oscar-Meyer Wienermobile was parked in the Town Square Mall parking lot. Couldn’t resist taking a photo of it with my Polaroid Square Shooter 2. Too bad I didn’t get there twenty minutes earlier so there was more light to work with…

Saturday, May 15, 2010

187.365 (Carry On)


(Thursday, 6 May 2010) The fa├žade of the old Binghamton Greyhound station was saved when the building was demolished to make room for a new intermodal transportation hub. It’s being incorporated into the new building. Can’t wait to get some more photos of this classic Art Deco gem.

186.365 (The Giving Tree)


(Wednesday, 5 May 2010) One of the apple trees at camp. Kind of reminds me of the tree in the Shel Silverstein story.

185.365 (Au Revoir to the Grey Skies)


(Tuesday, 4 May 2010) The blue sky finally won out this evening. Clouds are never so beautiful as when they are departing.

184.365 (Lilacs After the Rain)


‘Roid Week N° 1
(Monday, 3 May 2010) The first shot I ever took for a Polaroid Week (a time for Pola-geeks to go crazy on Flickr.) This lilac bush really seemed to like the rain we got today.

183.365 (Moment in Time)


(Sunday, 2 May 2010) The New York Times Lens Blog invited people to take a photo at 15:00 UTC (11:00am EDT) today depicting life at that moment. “The idea is to create an international mosaic, an astonishingly varied gallery of images that are cemented together by the common element of time.” I was at church that moment in time…

18//52 (Day is Done)


(Saturday, 1 May 2010) Went for a photo walk around Sky Lake today with some members of the Binghamton Photo Group. Broke out the Polaroid Automatic 230 Land Camera to capture the sunset.

182.365 (Bug on Flower)


(Saturday, 1 May 2010) Went for a photo walk around Sky Lake today with some members of the Binghamton Photo Group. If you look closely, you’ll spot a black and yellow bug in the middle of this bunch of flowers.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sky Lake Stuff



Haven't done any pictures in a while, so I took some around Sky Lake the other day (May 6th, 2010) The first picture is from the east shore in front of Founders' Lodge and the rest are from the west shore.