Sunday, September 28, 2008

more photos. now in film

SCAN0174, originally uploaded by good little granola girl.

so, just incase you didn't get enough pictures of southwest colorado-- now you can see more. i have all the film photographs up at the flickr. i like these ones much better. but i knew i would.

oh, yes. and i know. in my last post i typed 'right' instead of 'write'. oops. too tired to go back in and fix it. but i will.

and hey! stick around. i might share some knitting with you soon too.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

awww. Colorada

awww. Colorada, originally uploaded by good little granola girl.

so autumn is here. and i am in love (do i say that a lot? i am. i love fall. the coolness. the apples. the squashes. the colors. everything about it delights me). tom and i took a loverly trip through southwest colorado and moab and needless to say, i took a lot of pictures-- out the car window (not this one. we stopped for this one). i can't really put to words the beauty of it all, in a way that would make me happy. so you'll have to head over to the flickr (click this here photo-graph) to check it all out. i have more pictures on film, but they are at the developers now. i am hoping they turned out well, with a certain softness that film holds.

we did a lot of camping while on our trip. i had so much fun and i'm getting the hang of it quite well. i was 'put in charge' of the tent. it became a joke that i was The High Priestess of The Tent. This is funny to us, because when i first met tom (and didn't have any camping experience. and he did. lots!) i was sort of shy about it all. and i said to him, "i'm nervous about going camping with you and your friends, because i don't know what the hell i am doing. and ya'll do. and i don't want to look foolish or prissy in front of your friends." Turns out, that was never an issue, because camping isn't really hard. and i'd like to think i have some sense. i think i was having a girly moment. anyway, we have lots of fun now and i am totally comfortable camping.

wow! looks like i can right a decent blog post. humph!.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

black and white film

My creation, originally uploaded by good little granola girl.

so, i have this pentax k1000 camera from high school-- from when i was pursuing photography in and the photo editor for the school paper. i learned to develop film and print photographs. i had a few other successful photography adventures as well. but then i just sort of stopped using it. sure i had other cameras: a fancy (to me) canon eos that was more automatic and a canon elf that used that funny drop-in style film.

and then the whole digital fun began. i stopped using film all together. i quickly adjusted to the insta-quality of digital and downloaded/uploaded photos to my hearts content. who needs film when you can take endless photographs?

but then i remembered my simple pentax. i got it down off the shelf, dusted it off and replaced the battery. i decided i wanted to take some real black and white photos. i bought film, loaded it into the camera and promptly but it back on the shelf.

it sat there for about another year.

then i started looking at cafemama's flickr. she uses film, get's her pictures scanned and then uploads them to flickr. i love the texture and richness of her photographs. her images are simply and beautiful. i'm convinced it's the film.

so when i needed to do a little project that required a little photo shoot (that i wanted to look different from all the other digital stuff) i knew i needed to use film. and my simple yet elegant, pentax camera. it's totally manual, but i definitely enjoyed planning out my shots. i had to use the black and white film that was already loaded into the camera. these shots are what turned out.

i am in love.