I really love instant film for travel photography, but it is quite a hassle, and the prints get pretty beat up before I get home. So, I am planning to shoot up all my TriX film in my Leica, and will try to get the film off to thedarkroom.com for processing. It comes out to about 1/3 the price as instant film.
Smoke from a raging fire in Sequoia affected skies way up here.
My friend Mike wanted to go the local watering hole, The Old Tyme Saloon. Gradually verified that no, Drew, Jim Beam is not good for you.
Met some nice people who were from Longview, WA. It was nice to hang out with. I played a lot Kid Rock and Hank III on the TouchTunes, blowing some $10 on jukebox music.
I was in rough shape and skipped coffee and had sushi for my first meal with my friend Shawn. It had been a while since we caught up. Then I went and got some boot socks at the western store next door.
I bought some expired 126 film last weekend and decided to search thrift stores for a suitable camera. I did not find one yet, but it would be cool to shoot the two rolls while traveling around America on this upcoming tour.
I spotted this burly work Polaroid 600 at some point in the last year on-line. I wanted it then because it seemed unique, at least in comparison to the many other generic 600 series cameras. Now I have one.
I felt the urge to leave Reno, having fully immersed myself in the mayhem of thrift store shopping in Sparks. Halleulla Junction was a similar disaster of random, confused, and slow-moving travelers.
Now I’m sitting in a camp I found two years ago, about 25 miles north. How well I remember huddling under this tree in a downpour in 2011. Rereading that blog (here from 6/5/11), I was pretty repetitive about the rain in that entry.
Lately I have been thinking about Cartier-Bresson's notion that you simply live your life, and the photographs will be there.
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