today

Photo taken by Diyosa, with a large format camera on Fuji FP-100C

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throwback thursday

alice and grandma

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hasselblad 500 c/m, polaroid back, fuji fp-100c

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spring days

these are a few polaroids i took in the past few days, around the house.

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quiet days

after the accident we have been keeping a low profile at home. i don’t feel like driving much, unless necessary, and the kids seem to agree. here are bits and pieces of our thursday. my son and i made some paintings while sister napped.

picked some apples from the tree in our backyard. they are so good.

i’m also loving the california poppies, also in our backyard.

polaroid 450, fuji fp-100c

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celebrating life

short story, this sunday included friends, pizza, cupcakes, coffee, macarons and then car crash, airbag deployment, scared parents, terrified kids, long hours to follow, tired parents, tired kids, saying goodbye to my mini, a seatbelt induced bruise, a sore hand for the driver (hubby) and a toddler that is worried about “the blue car all broken”. i had to take a picture of us finally at home, having popsicles and trying to get the adrenaline out of our systems. counting my blessings.

polaroid 450, fuji fp-3000b

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me time.

the concept of ‘me time’ when you have kids you need to care for 24/7 is non existent. when/if nap time finally arrives, i try to sit and just relax, even if only for a few. today i looked at the roses (they are orange, btw) my son and i got yesterday at safeway (long story, don’t ask). usually, with little hands around, flowers and anything else, migrates to higher levels. when little hands are asleep, i move stuff around and pretend like that’s the normality of life :)

and while i sipped some coca-cola at my desk, i scanned a couple more rolleicord photos. these were taken in south lake tahoe, over the easter weekend. ilford xp2.

my littles aren’t particularly into having their picture taken.

and, before i go, a view of my desk at the moment (iPhone photo)…

so, what is there to see? nine rolls of film – 8 medium format, 1 bw 35mm – to be sent to the lab, because they have been sitting there for quite a while. my beloved wacom. some polaroids and a printed photo of my little loves. the folder with all the negatives (and some slide film), some scanned some not.

last, but certainly not least, i want to say thank you to all my new blog readers/visitors. i’m not sure how you got here, as i am not “publicizing” this blog at all (anyone is welcome, i’m just not being obnoxious by posting the link everywhere), but i am glad for your feedback or even just a ‘hi’.

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my girl

the front door mat is like her kryptonite. for some reason, she won’t touch or step on it. i’m being thankful while it lasts, because at least she can’t escape and gives me a chance to take pictures of an almost “non mobile” baby. this is from earlier today.

polaroid 450, fuji fp-3000b

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late night post

quite a few rolls of film are sitting in my office, waiting to be sent to the lab. until then, my love affair with the Polaroid continues.

california poppies from the garden.

took this yesterday, as I was prepping for my son’s third birthday party. His birthday is today (seeing how it is officially august 13. he was born at 12:58am).

and the actual prepping. before I put a slice of lemon in every single mason jar. there were 2 dozens of them.

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oh hello, polaroid

i’m beginning to feel like a camera hoarder here. sunday, at the monthly antique faire, i added a new baby to the family. a polaroid 450. i took a chance on it as it had no batteries and testing on site was not possible (and that’s how i got the asking price down by 50%). once at home, i learned that the batteries it requires are uhm, sort of hard to find and rather expensive ($9 for one?!). nothing a different type of battery and some duct tape couldn’t fix 10 minutes later. and then i let it sit, while waiting for some fuji film to be delivered (i love amazon prime!). film came today. today was the worst day with the kids, they both were fuss butts, mostly attached to me… or fighting with each other over every single toy. distracted (and tired/sleep deprived) as i was, i loaded the film… wrong. and that’s how i burned the first two frames – first one came out half blank. second one completely blank. and here is #3, #4 and #5. third shot shows some light leak. at some point i had to open the back, to fix the film and thought all of it would go to waste but there was no harm in trying to shoot, and that’s why #3 doesn’t make much sense.

he was trying to take a picture with his grandfather’s little Minox… by smashing the lens onto his eye.

pulling up to give little sister a kiss.

i think it’s safe to say that a love fair has began with this new camera.

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the beauty of instant gratification

from my first pack of FP 100C with the Hasselblad.

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