July 31, 2011

The Good Report

1. Kind of starting to be grateful for my nursery calling. For many reasons. But that is unexpected.
2. Super happy with my first set of scans from a different, cheaper, faster, and much-closer-to-my-house lab.
3. Stumbled upon my quilt on pinterest. That was kind of cool.
4. Bonding time with Hannah and Bethany. I want them to come back.
5. Green peppers and cucumbers from my sister's garden. I can't get enough produce.
6. And cherries from a neighbor.
7. L was an absolute dream at the grocery store one night. Like super obedient and helpful and funny and so sweet. It was awesome.
8. Discovered a new/beautiful spot of light in my sister's house and plan on frequenting it often. Oh, the photographs to be taken! I can't wait.
9. Flowers from my VT.
10. Some much needed lazy days.
11. Saturday night at the pool. One of my favorite things.

July 30, 2011

Stranger girls


July 13, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT







Mamiya C220, Ilford Delta 3200 BW
I'll be shooting lots more of this stuff.
And this stranger project is doing so much for me.

July 29, 2011

Just because {Hannah}



I didn't remember taking this one. But M's little smile kills me.
You'll be seeing more of Hannah. I photographed her a lot while she was here.










Mamiya C220, Kodak Portra 800

True


I have never taken a picture I intended.
They're always better or worse.

{The Grandparentals}

Last week we took H and B to visit our grandparents. Grandma was thrilled to have company and didn't want us to leave. And I was thrilled to get these photographs since grandma is hesitant to have her picture taken.



This clock was made by my grandpa. It's a slightly iconic piece in the family. At least for me. A few others have one too. My sister, E, has my mom's.





taken July 2011




Mamiya C220, Kodak Portra 800
Yay, for a steady hand. The vase was really slow...I think 1/8
My grandma was 1/30.

July 28, 2011

A Neighborhood BBQ







Mamiya C220, Kodak Portra 800

July 27, 2011

You know it


HERE

Another Stranger



She was cruising around our neighborhood on her scooter.


(Let it be known I hate logo tees. Always have. Always will.)

Mamiya C220, Kodak Portra 800

July 26, 2011

MOA quilt exhibit





These were the highlights for me. I could really get down with making a replica of that red and white quilt. Except with straight edges, etc. It was a small show and I was kind of shocked at the craftsmanship. Like really, really shocked. And some of the nastiest fabrics. Wow. You probably don't need to go unless you are an avid quilter.

**I'm looking forward to giong to the Springville Art Museum show.



Mamiya C220, Kodak Portra 800

July 25, 2011

Cousins

S and L, July 2011


Hannah is into hair. So she braided these two rascals.


Mamiya C220, Kodak Portra 800

What do you see?

Good photography is not about 'Zone Printing' or any other Ansel Adams nonsense. It's just about seeing. You either see, or you don't see. The rest is academic. Photography is simply a function of noticing things. Nothing more.



I love this so much!
{From the film shooters facebook page}

July 24, 2011

The Good Report

1. A great Sunday talk last week. Faith and Hope. Amen.
2. Another meet-up with the f8 this week. ...since Jessica was in town.
3. it was FAB in so many ways. Carolee's house. and photographing. Oh yeah!
4. My nieces are visiting.



I've got lab woes peeps.
woe.
woe.
There are options of course, but woe. Gotta figure this out.


Wow. That's all. Just wow.
Goosebumps. That's all.

July 22, 2011

Pretty peas


This is the only way I eat them.
I grew up on garden peas.
So many memories picking these bad boys.

Mamiya C220, Fuji 800Z

July 21, 2011

My nieces are in town


(click to enlarge)




I like teenagers.

City Park


Mamiya C220, Fuji 800Z

July 20, 2011

July 19, 2011

Glow stick


That's cousin P on the 4th of July


Mamiya C220, Fuji 800Z
f2.8, 1/4
not bad for an absolute wild guess
and Thanks, f8 group, for the photo challenge...I like it here (outside of my comfort zone)


July 18, 2011

The 4th party



Every year my aunt hosts a 4th of July party. And every year I say I'm going to photograph it. I finally did.

This year I felt more like being a bystander than an active participant (anti social). I had very little sleep the days before and was shutting down. Plus, we still had a week of fun to go with family in town. I just needed some sleep. I held back, but still glad to make these snaps. Next year I'd like to do a better job of telling a story.
And a group photo.... Why haven't we ever taken one?

















Mamiya C220, Fuji 800Z