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So I had no plans the last few days. Which drove me a little crazy. I browsed bookpeople, anthropology sale.. and finally wondered around the hallways of my apartment moaning: "I'm so bored! Soooooo bored!"
Andy: "Dahling, only boring people get bored."
Me: "Only boring people don't get bored when there's nothing to do."
Me: "I know! I'll bake a cake!"

So I baked a wartime cake which used mayo since butter was apparently scarce then. Really superb chocolate cake from Cook's Illustrated.

Today I kept myself occupied with a blog post on my photo blog, which is one of the couple I found through Austin LJ, and I am really happy with how it turned out. Here's one shot:

spiderhouse austin

It was a fun shoot to process because I specifically told myself going into that: be more artsy, do more shoot-throughs and different angles.

Really pleased with that shoot because I felt it has more of me in it.

Anyways, then I bought a Holga! A pink plastic camera. They start around 30 bucks.
A Precision Camera lady, Andrea, was super awesome and helped me pick a camera. And then she trained me a bit. I then spent an hour shooting around, and I just dropped it off. They're going to develop just the negatives because there's a chance that everything is burnt or something. Because there may be too many light leaks, or things don't expose. Whaaat?

Also, it's possible I could've focused everything wrong, since there's this vague manual focus dial meter: head shoulders, 3 people, 8 people, mountain.

And everything is shot at 1/100th shutter speed. Anyways, it's so strange. Especially after using a top-of-the-line digital camera. But it was one of the most fun I've had with photography in a while. Not being able to see what I shot. Having to wait till tomorrow! Anticipation!

Fun. Fun.

I might go swing-dancing tonight, and then Same Year's.

In the meantime, I don't have anything to do...


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Dec. 31st, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
That's a beautiful shot! I really need to go out myself and see if I remember how to be artsy.
Dec. 31st, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
hey, i forgot your swpb id is :) is it sallster?
Jan. 1st, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
Nope! Shell Bailey. http://www.flickr.com/people/fitheach/ I lurk more than anything, though.
Jan. 1st, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
oh cool. i'm glad i asked or i waould've kept assuming wrong!
Dec. 31st, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking of getting a toy camera recently. I think that it would be good for me to shoot film sometimes and force myself to think more about my composition and stuff before I actually shoot something, instead of just taking for granted that I can see it and correct it right away.
Dec. 31st, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
And I really love that shot!
Dec. 31st, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
yeah it's confusing me so much. the toy camera especially you don't even know if it's in focus, and it's so involved... for 12 pieces of photographs.

I went to see the negatives, and one shot didn't come out, but was pretty pleased that the rest looked like they developed. So I went ahead and ordered 11 of them to be printed out. And since it's New years tomorrow, I won't get to see it till Tuesday. It's such a long drawn out process for 11 pictures. But it's actually a lot of fun.

I now have a slide film on it... and it's my first time shooting slide film. But having only 12 pictures, it definitely makes me more stingy. making me wonder before i shoot: "Is this picture worthy?"
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