Friday, September 28, 2012

SPC - 'Alternate Cameras' - #4

Plan C (maybe D)

I had originally hoped to get an actual photo from this old Polaroid camera for this month's 'alternate cameras' theme for Self Portrait Challenge.

A friend found this in her neighborhood when her neighbors were trashing some stuff that didn't sell in their rummage sale. She picked it up thinking I might like it. Upon inspection, I could see that there was still some film in it! I read about how the camera works and (in a rare moment of optimism) hoped for the best. Alas, the film was just too old. I'm guessing the pods had dried up many years ago.

Plan B was to take a decent picture of myself holding the Polaroid camera with my good old Canon S1IS that I used for many years. Apparently, the sensor has gone bad in it. Menus show up fine, but anything through the lens is complete unrecognizable garbage.

Plan C was to use my iPod again. I was reluctant to do this because I had already used the iPod this month and was trying to use 4 different "cameras" (self-imposed rule).

With time running out and plans dropping like flies, I decided to just use the iPod again. Though, I will say that this was taken using the lens on the back of the iPod while my earlier photo used the lens on the front of the iPod. So technically.....

Anyway, it's a pretty cool looking old camera (Land Model 95A) even though the type of rolled film it uses has been unavailable for quite some time, now.

SPC - 'Alternate Cameras' - #3

I guess I missed posting this last week:

Why the long face?

At Self Portrait Challenge, we're continuing to explore 'Alternative Camera' as our challenge theme for the month of September.

This is from a simple (though very dirty) flatbed color scanner.

I read about (and tried) techniques involving a cardboard box (for darkness) and magnifying glass (for the lens) to make this type of shot. That wasn't working for me, so I cast those items aside and got this.



33/52 for Monochrome 52.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Gap

The Gap

Harrison lost another tooth at school last Thursday (9/20). This was was lost at lunch and swallowed. He drew a picture of himself with a tooth in his belly for the Tooth Fairy.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012



An alley cat that hangs around our house had her kittens a while back. This one has taken up residence under our back deck.

Hannah is completely smitten with this -- um -- juvenile feline. DSC_4953_gimp_edit_small

32/52 for Monochrome 52.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

SPC - 'Alternate Camera' - #1

Scanned Hand

At Self Portrait Challenge, we're exploring 'Alternative Camera' as our challenge theme for the month of September.

I hesitate to make these challenges about equipment in hopes of being as inclusive as possible for those who wish to participate.

This is my first contribution on this theme and I'm hoping to lend a hand in distorting peoples' limited concept of what can be used as a "camera."

This is from a simple photocopier. Scanned using another photocopier and uploaded straight out of "camera."

Photo Friday - 'Modern Life'

Meter 002

Dracorex Hogwartsia

Dracorex Hogwartsia

30/52 for Monochrome 52.