Day 55

This week I am working on finishing two more little projects, and getting back to working on my big project. I have really missed focusing on it while I have been working on the other things, but there will always be times like that. The important part is that I do eventually get back to working full time on my big project. 

There are also a lot of Holiday sales coming up soon at many of the art centers. I will have a few prints for sale from my newer work. I'll make sure to post where when I have that all figured out.

I'm not really fully awake yet, so my thoughts are still really scattered. Today is mostly just going to be a work day for me. Next week I'll get back into more project stuff again. I'm still working on it, just in very little bits right now. 

A couple more of the Polaroids I took on Halloween. I feel like I'm really starting to get the hang of my Polaroid Sx-70 camera. I always carry it with me in my purse now. It folds up flat, so it fits really easily. 

The marquee sign at the St. Anthony Main theater. The sign is really bright, so I was able to just take this without doing anything special. 

The Hennepin Avenue bridge. I didn't use my tripod on this one. I just set my camera on the railing of the 3rd Avenue Bridge that we were standing on. There were cars driving behind us on the bridge, and the vibrations make the camera shake just enough to get the light streaks. I really like how they came out though. This will be great to use as a layer in a compilation image. This was a 15 second exposure.

That's all for now.

Until tomorrow.


Day 54

Halloween was a lot of fun this year.

With the weather as decent as it has been, I made plans to go out and take night photos of my favorite skyline. There were more people than I thought that were willing to go with me and stand in the potential cold while I took some pictures, and soon it turned into a wonderfully fun night including dinner and drinks and a walk around St. Anthony Main and of course, pictures. I loved it, and I'm hoping to do make it an annual Halloween outing!

The photos are definitely helping to get me out of my funk. 

These 3 photos were taken with my Hasselblad 501c/m using my Polaroid back and the Silk 125i peel-apart film. I am really happy with how these photos came out, and I'm looking forward to using them somewhere in my project.

(30 second exposure)

When you walk towards the river,  you can walk through this area by a church. There are a lot of stairs to walk up, but when you get to the top you can look out across the rooftops to see the city skyline. I have always loved that view. 

(45 second exposure)

Once on the path by the Mississippi, you can see the skyline, the Stone Arch bridge, the cold cold river, this is one of my favorite places to be at night.

(50 second exposure)

Our last walk of the night led us up to the 3rd Avenue Bridge. From there you have a wonderful view of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge all lit up for the night. I think this is the first picture I have ever taken of this bridge.

I am aware that November is National Blogging Month and National Novel Writing Month and while I think that it is a bit beyond my capabilities right now to participate in either one, I am working on writing more in the month of November. In face yesterday I did find some time to work on some writing exercises and plan on continuing that. So, expect to see a few more blog posts this month with dialogs and other writings as well as photos. 

Also, Happy Polaroid Week!

Until tomorrow.