Sunday, May 31, 2009

Foggy Days Like This...

Foggy Days Like This..., originally uploaded by sMacshot.

...when the air feels still, like a salty veil blessing all it enshrouds, I notice more the sound of my footsteps than the tidal rhythm punctuated by the two muffled foghorns, and an errant seagull's cry,which seems actually more like a cranky toddler in need of a nap. Days like this move at a different pace, on a separate plane.

**I will be back to post something more current as soon as my new-camera-fog clears. Soon, I hope! Happy Sunday, all!

Friday, May 22, 2009

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

I'm getting to the (finally!) uploading of scanned negatives and Polaroids from last August at the beach house. It's killing me to be without a camera (digital) and I can't wait til the new one arrives! Happy Memorial Day weekend to all who get to celebrate it!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Iron Lady

Iron Lady, originally uploaded by sMacshot.

Oh gosh, I need to be strong. My digital camera is broken; I need to get a new one, and I am sort of devastated by the loss. I wasn't looking for a change, but I've discovered that Canon has a loyalty program so I can trade it in and get a better deal on an upgrade to the one I've been using for the past 4 years, and maybe it is time for me to move on, learn more technically (the camera I had was not very advanced, but not too amateurish, either) perhaps it's time for me to expand my knowledge and have equipment which would allow me to do more than I could before.

Until it broke, I'd take that camera with me any time I went out at night, walking around the neighborhood... got some great shots that way. Now I feel lost without it, but until I figure out my next options, it's forcing me to do other things.

The photo here is not a digital camera product. It was taken at the family beach house with a toy plastic Diana camera....the old kind; it takes medium format film which I get developed into negatives, so I can scan them myself. This is one such negative scan. Love the look that lo-fi cameras + film gives!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Green Hook

Green Hook, originally uploaded by sMacshot.

The jetty, dotted with fishermen at 7pm one warm August evening on the New England coast, finds itself the platform for those who seek their portion of the ocean's bounty. One lone seagull hovers, and hopes for leftovers.

Been trying different printing options, not so easy. Will have this in my shop once I get that part straight!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ten PM

Ten PM, originally uploaded by sMacshot.

Full moon over the ocean. I took this standing outside the beach house at night. So great to finally have all the film and polaroids scanned. Now I'm working on doodles and other scraps of paper. I'm also recovering from leg surgery; it's slowed me down quite a bit.