Friday, July 30, 2010

New Jersey Wears A Pointy Hat

New Jersey Wears A Pointy Hat, originally uploaded by sMacshot.

Taken on a late summer day on a man-made pier across from New Jersey over the Hudson River. This is an odd, metal tent structure where some people were setting up big speakers which blared old Sinatra tunes. The streaky skies and paintbrush-looking swipes across the film are just due to this old expired stuff I use to shoot with. It's a pinhole Polaroid, taken on a Holga (plastic toy camera). All of that accounts for the dreamy quality. The white section in the lower left is where there was a blank spot in the emulsion of the film -- hey, it's expired! And the skinny white arm thing is the railing to the steps which leads to this end of the pier.... I held the camera on it to keep the shake to a minimum.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Magic

Sand Castle No.15, originally uploaded by sMacshot.

I've had some financial delays in my summertime this year, one being the demise of my beloved computer monitor, a huge CRT with solid glass and loyal service. The replacement took time, and has finally arrived --thus my absence (no monitor is as good as no computer).... and now that I can catch up on my art and photography scanning, I've realized how quickly the time has flown. It's high time to get rid of my pastey white appearance and get my summer going before it's gone. I hope some of you have been able to do the same!