Monday, July 30, 2012

P is for Passage Way, Perched, & Pie!

Since we are leaving tomorrow for a week vacation to Montreal (Yay!), I am getting my Film26 Project done and posted earlier than usual. I am hoping to bring back plenty of rolls of film from the trip and will have enough photos to keep me posting well into the fall (I'm sure!).

P is for:

Passage Way
 I love the old texture and tones that my Canonet seems to randomly give to some photos (but not all) - though it is a pain to try to focus, it is turning into one of my favourite film cameras.

Perched - on a rock and on a head
This seagull found a great resting spot on this well known statue in Stanley Park. I was not the only one stopped to capture this. 

Above photos taken with my Canonet 28 and Kodak Max 400 Film

Pie! (Strawberry rhubarb if I remember correctly)
At one of the best places in Vancouver for pie: Aphrodite's. Since I was sharing this piece with a friend, they gave us two scoops of ice cream and two cinnamon hearts on the plate. It was as delicious as it looks.

This photo taken with my Olympus Pen F and Kodak Max 400 film.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Floral Fancy

Ok, I admit it... I have a flower problem. I can't stop taking photos of them. Any shape, colour, size... I just have to capture it on film. I know that I need to expand my photographing horizons, but I just can't resist those pretty little things!

These were all taken on the same roll of film:

Even yarn flowers don't escape my obsession! (Yarn bomb!)

The bee flew away just as I was taking the picture.

The great thing about living in Vancouver is that there is almost always something in bloom, no matter what time of year it is! It really doesn't help my problem actually.

All photos taken with my Olympus Pen F and Kodak Max 400 film.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

O is for Optical Illusion & Overlooking

I have been lazy about writing posts lately. I thought on summer holidays I would get so many posts done... ones that I have been thinking about for weeks... but alas, no. I have been busy doing other things, out in the sunshine, not in front of the computer. In this city of rain, you learn to get out and enjoy the sunshine while you can... the computer will be there when the sun eventually goes away again.

One of the benefits to this blog of having all this sun is that I have been getting out and taking tons of photos! I have two brand new rolls that I am super excited about! New photos just in time for the letter 'O' in the Film 26 Project.

O is for...

Optical Illusion & Olympus Pen

There was a small rectangular mirror hanging in a tree that I passed - pressumably as a decoration, I wanted to try to get a photo of my reflection in the mirror; this is what I captured. It looks almost like 2 photos cut & pasted together doesn't it?

Overlooking or On Duty

All photos taken with my Olympus Pen F and Kodak Max 400 Film

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

N is for Neighborhood and Need

The Film26 project challenges it's members to get out there and shoot more film - every 2 weeks we have a new letter for inspiration (26 letters in the alphabet, 26 2-week chunks in the year), we submit our photos to a group photo pool on Flickr. There are moderators who sometimes choose to showcase some of the photos on their blog, but mostly it is just an online community where people who all shoot in film can get together, share their photos and support each other. I am really enjoying participating in the project, I have tried out some new and different cameras and films because of it, and it is definitely encouraging me to get out and shoot more film!

Here are my submissions for the letter N -

N is for Neighborhood
I absolutely love our neighborhood with the large trees, gardens and greenery - I could just walk around for days enjoying the scenery and snapping photos.
Taken as part of our first experiments with the new to us Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2 (and first time using 120mm film - Kodak Tri-X 400 B&W)

N is for Need - as in All you Need is Love
 Taken with my Pentax K1000 & Kodak Max 400 colour film.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

M is for Medley & Mariana

 I can't believe I am already halfway through the Film26 Project! Which also means that 2012 is half over! Is this not crazy?? Well I am super proud that I have kept up and made it this far, and hopefully with summer vacation now in full swing (yay!) I'll be able to get out and snap more photos.

M is for...

A Medley of flowers
Taken with my Pentax K1000 and Kodak Max 400 film

Mariana! My dear friend Alisa's dog who has the kindest, gentlest soul.
Taken with my Canonet 28 and Kodak Max 400 film.

p.s. This post is just a little late - though the pictures were submitted to the group on time, I completely forgot to post them here! Today is actually the last day for our N submissions, so my N photos will be posted shortly.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What is right in the world - Part 3

With all the chaos of moving and frantic setting up for summer visitors, I completely forgot to post part 3 of 3 in my series of "What is Right in the World"! All of these photos were taken over a few month period and when I got the film back I noticed a common reoccuring theme - babies, puppies, and...


Unfortunately, none of these cats are ours - though I would so love to have one, Jeffrey is allergic and so for now it just isn't an option. Luckily, in our new home there are several neighbor-kitties who are friendly and let me pet them. It helps fulfull my cat cravings.
Hiding Kitty - "You can't see me!"
Taken with my Pentax K1000 and Kodak Max 400 film

Hiding Kitty #2 - "I'm in a jungle and you can't see me!"

Brave not hiding kitty - "Be sure to get my good side"

Taken with my Pentax K1000 and Fuji Provia 100 (RDP III) colour slide film.