Oodles of photos and a week that was a blur

By Jes • The 30 Project • 7 Jul 2012


I have been slacking a bit this week with posting. I have a few good excuses. For one, it was my birthday on Monday, and I have, as usual, been celebrating all week. Two, it was hot, and parts of my brain have melted…especially the part interested in typing coherently. Three, I have been spending a lot of extra time in the pool, and playing games in the AC with Mr. FN. That was much needed.

Tonight, the temperature dropped 30 degrees, the AC is finally turned off, the windows are open, the resident princess bunny is happily hopping around the living room, and I am finally catching up a bit on the week. The end of this post contains the latest photos from ‘The 30 Project‘.

A little recap:

Wednesday was the 4th of July. After a short and hot shopping trip with my Bethie, we spent the rest of the day alternating between being in the AC, being in the pool, and eating ice cream. We did not make it out to see fireworks this year, but you know what, there will be other out door festivals with fireworks that aren’t on melt-your-face-off-hot days. I will go to those and take photos of fireworks for a semi-secret project. It will work.

Thursday I spent much of the day processing and uploading photos for MCBA. I have learned a lot about photographing with light boxes and light tables…things that you can only learn through experience. Honestly, I am so very grateful that MCBA has let me work on their photos and learn these things. They have always been patient, and let me figure out what I need to do to make the images they need.

I also had a chance on Thursday to talk to a very dear artist friend about life in general, and bunnies, and the state of photography in relation to the Minnesota State Arts Board grant funding….and has me thinking about making a last ditch effort to apply for a grant again….the deadline is next week….we’ll see how this goes.

Today I spent much of the day working, and then running around getting food and stuff for a family-ish pool party tomorrow night. The party will be a blast! The prep work has me feeling a bit wiped out. Of course going with Mr. FN to check on the pool and have a little swim helped a lot tonight. Tomorrow will be fun. I have no worries about that.

I did spend a bit of time tonight finding a few new books to read…two of which are coming from England… When I start to get a bit down/tired/overwhelmed I often find a smidge of retail therapy helps. Lately, books have been doing the trick. Of course, most of them are books that Mr. FN would read as well, so he never really has a problem with it.

On to the photos: I have been keeping up with this project quite well so far!

I’m still working with the same kind of film I started this project with, which is expired Polaroid Silk 125 peel apart film for the instant photo, and Kodak TriX 400 black and white film for the film photo (to come soon!). All photos are taken with my Hasselblad 501c/m.

July 4, 2012

The pool (July 4th, 2012)

July 4, 2012

July 4th journal page

July 5, 2012

Swimming gear drying. July 5th, 2012

July 5, 2012

Journal page, July 5th, 2012

July 6, 2012

Trying to photograph the leaves in the storm wind. July 6th, 2012

July 6, 2012

Journal page, July 6th, 2012