Sunday, November 24, 2013

I'm almost back.....

It's been a while since I've posted anything but it's not from lack of being busy.

How about a turbo update?
I spent a weekend in Tucson perusing the latest and greatest in all things astronomy last weekend!  Looking at telescopes is what makes my heart and mind the happiest!

I've been watching Comet ISON and LOvejoy in the mornings but not making any photos.

Two of my pinhole images were selected for the LenZless show at Plates to Pixels.
You can see them at

I was featured in BLUR magazine.

My "one month one camera'" project with the Shakey's has gone by quickly and I feel a bit of melancholy that it is winding down.

My next project will be exclusively with pinhole...I'm still working out the details of it, but it's going to be fun!

Solstice is just weeks away so I'm already building solargraph cameras for it.

Winter unofficially arrived with 10 inches of snow this weekend.

I did a lot more stuff, but mainly I am a re-organized less cluttered, happier person now!

Oh, and I'm skipping Christmas this year.  No gifts, just good tidings!

Friday, November 1, 2013

hiatus...of sorts

A few weeks ago I decided I would use one camera, and one camera only for the month of November
The camera I chose for the "one month, one camera" project is a Shakey's.
The Shakey's is a Diana clone, except it doesn't have any controls at all like some Diana's do.  No focusing, no aperture control, no nothing.  Just a shutter that clicks.

It shoots 120 size film and makes 16 exposures on each roll.

I am doing this not as punishment, but more as a way to hone my skills as a photographer and focus on subject matter and light and not futz around with a bunch of cameras that do different things.
Simplifying  and getting back to basics.

This means, well it almost means there will be NO pinhole photography for a month.

That is unless I hack the Shakey's and put a pinhole in it somehow...which I might, but I'm going to try and use the Shakey's au jus, and tough it out.

Sure, I'm a bit anxious about this project, but I need to step outside of my comfy pinhole box for a while.

With all that said, I will probably post some photos here from the Shakey's camera just so you know I'm still clicking and to keep things moving along.
At any rate, thanks for stopping by, it really means a lot to me that you visit.

I shot a full roll of Kodak Ektar 100 today, using the Shakey's  and hope to have something to share with you on Monday.