Russian Camera Outcome

So remember a few weekends ago when I went to the car show in Woodstock? Well I brought along that top-view Lubitel camera to play around with. Here are the shots – I took a total of 9 or 10 – Remember I didn’t get serious with recording my aperture/light source/meter reads at all. There was an older guy there who creepily ‘liked the way I looked with the camera’ – but was kind of condescending about when I said I was just shooting ‘blindly.’ *GASP* Not everything has to be done ‘perfectly’????
Anyways – Here is the actual camera I used and then the half-dozen-ish shots that came out. My indoor shots were just florescent light patterns haha- *alright creepy old man I’ll give you that one.


I got the prints developed at the Lomography store here in Bucktown. While I was there I also picked up some more 120 film for a few of the cameras that I own that require that. I think I’ll get my light meter out and maybe horse around with indoor shots. I would like to take some 120 shots of the KnitFest next weekend so maybe I’ll get in gear for that?

Do you ever use ‘real’ film cameras anymore? I think I’m going to start using more 35mm for events- it’s just so easy to use digital because you can see the outcome immediately. BUT it’s way more fun to wait and see what comes back from the developer too.

Also here is my current tunes for Friday morning – Windhand. Epic band. I can’t stop listening on repeat.

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GFK

Fun Weekend 2.0

Well my weekends have really been great these past two weeks.  Last week obviously I was in Durango – which was a blast and this weekend I had a great time here in Denver. 

It all started off with making some amazing Pina Colada cupcakes – sadly I didn’t take a finished photo of mine for some weird reason I spaced out getting one.  But I have the recipe from Your Cup of Cake – an amazing blog for fun unique cupcakes.  

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This recipe needed a few special items, but none of them were expensive.  I used jam for the ‘strawberry puree’ because I wasn’t going to do that step.  I did however love the coconut milk brand I used.

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While I was shopping I saw this monstrosity though… Marketing/Materialism/Capital proof that the whole ‘baking thing’ has gone over-board.  Shake and pour? :-/

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I also made great leeway on my thesis – I re-outlined the 30ish pages I have and now it’s going to flow so much better.  Still a ways to go, but I have my deadlines in mind and am ready to rock it out!!!  Here is what my workspace looks like daily.

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I managed to get to Target as well and saw these amazing buys…. I wish I was a little kid so the shirt would fit.  I’m still debating if I should just start collecting the monster high girls… I probably should. 

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Then Saturday I attended the Evil Soul’s Car Club ‘Carnage’ Car show.  It was great.  There are always so many great vintage, collectible, and unique cars.  There was a Scion with Lambo doors – I guess I’m really lacking with my stock-edition of my xB. 

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Me and my partner in crime for the day.  I’m not sure why my top muffin-topped my arm but it was a cute vintage inspired outfit for the day. 

Then today I met up with a fabulous friend for some ‘suburbs-fun.’  Went shopping at quite a few places – I picked up a new denim dress, a HK bento box (photos later), and the BEST a geisha costume for Leopold.  He posed for the picture perfectly!

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A great weekend to prepare me for an entire week of thesis work (with a short break for a tattoo on tuesday!!!). 

 

Car Shows & Red Rocks

I had a really nice weekend that is extending into this week since family is in town.  It has been really fun getting to visit, cook, and hang out with a part of my family I rarely get to see.  There is only one thing that is not all ‘rosey.’  My grandma seems to be declining in health on a daily basis and this has been really hard to witness.  I first noticed a huge change when I came back from vacation – I had been gone for only 10 days, but it felt like years in terms of the poor shape she was in.  It is only continuing and all I can do is hope that she is not in too much pain or discomfort and that her family is giving her peace and calm. 

That was very much a ‘debby-downer’ post, but it is weighing on me greatly.  However, I did have a good weekend and was able to do some not so normal things.  First, a few of us went to the Concours D’Elegance car show – which is an exotic and classic car show.  It was fun there, but I was not expecting the thousands of people who attended.  There were hundreds of cars and quite a few unique ones that I had never seen in person.  

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I almost died when I saw this tiny and unusual BMW – could you just see Vladimir and Leopold riding in it!!! AHH!

 

Yesterday we headed up to Red Rocks Amphitheater – it is a gorgeous outdoor venue for concerts and movies in the foothills of the rockies.  Anybody who is somebody has played there before and I have been lucky enough to see dozens of shows up there.  It really is amazing when the sun goes down and the view of the city and the moon are the backdrop for whatever music is currently on my playlist.   I plan on going to a few shows and movie nights there this summer, because I’m pretty sure Chicago has nothing like this! 

Yesterday, my cousin took photos of my other cousin for her senior photos – it was gorgeous scenery for such a shoot.  It made me remember how terrible my senior pictures were and how awkward the experience was.  Plus I didn’t know how to do my hair or makeup back then…. cute! NOT. 

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You can see a hazy downtown in the photo above – the bizarre humidity and the wild fires have left the horizon looking smoggy and ugly lately.