Wednesday, August 3, 2011

a comeback of sorts

Well, I officially ran out of Polaroid film in 2009, which explains the sudden stop in posts. It's now 2011, and I've got a new instant film camera. It's not a Polaroid, but it's still something, so maybe it's time to take this dusty old blog out of retirement with some new pictures. I don't think I'll be able to do dailies, but perhaps a POTW (Picture of the Week) could work...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

POTD: movies and pizza

I went out with my pallies to the cinema, where we found a nice promotional cardboard cutout of Johnny Depp. (I'm pretty sure Thi is groping Mr. Depp's goodies on purpose) I can't wait for that movie to come out! Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, David Wenham, and 1930s gangsters? Yes, please!

Afterwards we went to CiCi's Pizza, a buffet right across from the theater. Unfortunately, someone had unscrewed the cap to the pepper jar and Karen spilled the entire contents on her two slices of pizza. Oh, those pranksters...

Friday, June 19, 2009

POTD: runaway hula hoop

Isn't it frustrating when your playthings try to make a break for it?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

POTD: tired

Today was filled with meetings and interviews and lots and lots of driving. The good news is, I managed to beat rush hour on the drive home.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

POTD: my darlin'

My sweetie (named Tobey, which fits him, don't you think?) looked so peaceful sitting in the driveway.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

POTD: it's bright out

My little cousin is a ham. She's always game for my little suggestions of "Jump off the bed!" or "Go hug that traffic cone!"

Can you tell that I love jumping pictures? I like the spontaneity of it, particularly how no matter how much you "plan" the look of the picture, you never actually know what you'll get. There's the timing of the jump, and the end result relies on the exact millisecond the shutter clicks. That crucial timing could be the difference between capturing a launch, hang time, or descent.

But I think my favorite thing about jumping pictures is discovering a person's "jumping face." Maybe it's the silliness of the act of jumping - after all, most people don't jump on a daily basis. Whatever the reason, there's something about the brief moment of air time in a jump that brings out the biggest, wackiest grins on people's faces.

Monday, June 15, 2009

POTD: red

So this is what happens when you cover the flash with your fingers...