July 31st, Day 212: Running out of light!

I worked late this evening, and as is my typical MO, I came home and sat down. KNOWING I still had not taken an acceptable photo yet today.

Eventually my will to successfully complete a year’s worth of photos overrode my desire to remain sitting in a comfy chair and I headed outside.

I should have grabbed my tripod on the way, but didn’t.

I found this new blossom on my bean plant, and tried my laziest best (haha) to get a photo in the dim porch light.

This is me, not breathing:

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And I totally cheated. I was lazy, as aforementioned, and didn’t get my tripod out. Instead, I turned on the porch light, cranked up the ISO, and held my breath.


May 11th, Day 131: Garage Sale Finds

I stopped by an estate sale on my way home from work the other day and found (thanks to the 40+ years hoarding habit of the owner) a handful of colorful glass bottles and two older cameras. One of the cameras, an argus argoflex is seriously rusty and probably won’t be taking any more photos in its lifetime. The other, a Kodak pocket Instamatic 10 still had film in it, with about 4 photos left on the roll. I want to find a place that will develop it, who knows how long that film has been in there! I’m so curious.

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(this is the same camera, not to be confused by my mention of two different cameras above)

The bottles, though not likely worth money, vary in size, color, shape, and age. Some still have bits of the labels still attached, and one still has a dark colored liquid in it! :o I’m not going to open it to find out whats in there though!

I think they’ll be fun for some still-life photography, as well as to practice my lighting techniques on.

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The light coming through the window was looking very nice