Friday, September 23, 2011

lost/damaged film

Last Summer, my beloved 1970's Sears camera (that has blessed me with so many of the lovely pictures you see here on this blog) took it's last roll of film(for now, at least.)
Upon winding the film and opening the camera, i realized that the mechanism that holds the film in place was somehow damaged. Not only did it tear my film, but in the process of opening the door, i exposed it.
I was able to quickly get it into a light safe container(with the help of my dark closet) & then it was put at the bottom of a drawer for over a year. I knew they were mostly of our time spent camping out last summer at Wakarusa music festival, so I was super stoked to see what the roll consisted of when I found it the other day & decided to get it developed...
& this is what I got:
(click photos for a better view..i'm still trying to figure out how to make my photos on the blog bigger)
(oh my, those lips)
I must say...I'm rather fond of them.
Happy accidents.

Monday, September 5, 2011

a glimpse of my summer backpacking

I am jumping back on this blogging bandwagon, 'cause my absence has far exceeded what I ever anticipated it exceeding.

This Summer was exactly what I thought it would be...
a whirlwind
a cure for wanderlust.
(exploring in Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

This Summer, I stepped foot on the soil of nine different countries, and yet still, I kind of hardly believe that it happened.
Here's a very condensed glimpse at each:

(click the photos to enlarge for a MUCH better view!)













(almost to Budapest by night train)



(I realized that after loading these onto blogger, these photos look rather flat & uninteresting, although they don't when looking at them by other means...but it's 2:45 am & i am too tired to try to do anything about it. But, nonetheless, you get my drift. Also, the "ninth" country is England...though I did not go to England itself, I went to Gibraltar which is English territory, and while I was there, I did not have my camera.)