Ok. Since my very last wedding in June, I’ve had this thing called “time” on my hands. Time! What a concept. (Seriously, when you’re shooting weddings, you don’t have any time to yourself. You’re either prepping for a wedding, shooting a wedding, or processing a wedding. There’s nothing in between.) Last year, Mr. Susan & I spent the summer driving up and down the coast between San Diego and San Francisco (and points between), keeping up with a packed wedding schedule. This summer we got to stay home with the dogs, and each other and man, has it been nice! Working on personal projects, having time to go out to breakfast on the weekend, walk the dogs and spend some time on the house has felt like a luxury we haven’t had in years and years!
Despite the horrible record-setting heat we’ve had, it’s been awesome. We travelled a little and even got in a shortie trip to NYC to visit The Impossible Project’s gallery space where 4 of my dog photos are part of their current exhibit, “Out of the Blue.” [That was tons of fun and I met an online friend and connected with someone from my past and...well, that's a whole other post. It truly was fantastic!]
So I’m ending the summer with flu, so, you know…boo (one reason I may be mixing my lucid thoughts with some that aren’t so much)! I’m laid up in bed and it’s about 200 degrees in this house (probably more like 90 but once it passes 75 it all feels the same to me), but I’ve got some time to play with a new toy, a Polaroid 100 that I picked up at the flea market a couple of weeks ago for only $10!
Though I love The Impossible Project’s film with my sx-70s, it’s been pretty cool to mess around with the Fuji film packs for this camera. And, like all older pieces, this camera has its likes and dislikes, as well as some quirks (just like me) that I have to learn, one photo at a time.
So I thought I’d show off a couple of my favorites while I”m waiting for The Magical Flu Shot I Got a Month Ago to kick in and help keep me vertical (although I can feel myself fading even as I type that sentence). So before I pass out (again) here’s one of my beasties, and one of my in, of course, a bathroom; but this time, my own!
Here’s to time off, life changes (and choices), new adventures and exploration. I hope you’re having at least a couple of those yourself this year.