Stillwater has a car show by the river every Wednesday night during the summer. Yet another reason I love my hometown.
Today was another fantastic day. I met up with some fellow photographers/artists and we stumbled on a car show going on downtown Stillwater. There were some awesome cars, and the paint jobs on most were so amazing. Then add in some amazing sushi in a couple of cabanas with high school friends, and some answers about my knee. Such a full and wonderful day, and more pictures to come for sure (when I have time that is)!
Meet my newest camera! I found this on Etsy last week and fell in love with it. Because of my trip, I had it shipped directly to Minnesota so it was here waiting for me when I got home. Unfortunately I have hardly any film for it (only 8 frames), so I am saving them for my big trip coming up (which will be explained below).
This may be a good time for a quick run down of my life and how my 365 will be kept up in the coming days. I am shooting a good friend’s wedding all day tomorrow, and it will be the first wedding that I have shot alone, so it will be a big test for me. Because it is a friend, I will likely stay at the reception after I am done shooting to catch up with friends, so I may not get a chance to get my 365 uploaded tomorrow. Then, Saturday morning I am packing into the car with my family and we are headed out to my brother’s house in South Dakota. It will be yet another day spent in the car for me, so again, getting a 365 may be interesting. And uploading it will be even more interesting. And finally, on Sunday we are all headed to Rocky Mountain National Park for a week of camping and hiking (and for me, picture-taking). I am so incredibly excited, but of course I will be unable to upload for the entire week, and will just be unavailable in general. But, amazing pictures are to come I hope! So bear with me for the next week or so, and be sure to stick around to see the big things that I have coming!
My original plan for a picture somewhat fell through tonight (mostly because of my laziness), and I had no clue, or really any desire to take a picture. Which frustrated me since it is the second to last day. I was sitting in my living room and my eye spotted the fantastic record player that my new roommate, Elizabeth, brought with her when she moved in. I had originally wanted to do some light painting with it, and had a very specific idea in my head, but due to various reasons that didn’t work out. But, this is still a long exposure, and is lit with just an LED flashlight.
One. More. Day.
I found this bottle while at the Peddler’s Mall/Flea Market, where I bought my Brownie Camera. I have a glass collection going at the moment, which so far is all bottles from diffusers or or soda bottles that I like, nothing very cool and definitely nothing remotely old. So needless to say I was very excited when I found this. I have tried to find out what year it is, and all I can really figure is that it is between 1936 (when this slogan campaign was initiated) to the 1960’s. So if anyone knows what year this is from please let me know!
Elliot is looking for a coffee table, and so yesterday we were driving around to places like Goodwill and other second-hand stores. We thought we were done for the evening and were headed home, when we passed the Peddler’s Mall/Flea Market. I made a comment about how I wanted to stop in there sometime and see what they had, and he wondered if they would have coffee tables, so we turned around and headed on in. It was an experience to say the least. There were all of the booths, hundreds and hundreds of them (the place seemed to go on forever), filled with the most random things you could think of. Everything from floor mats for your car, to hot wheels cars, to old bottles and signs. I can’t even begin to describe how random it was. We were walking around, just glancing in each booth, and my eyes locked on this. It was still in the original box (which is very worn, but still cool), and came with the flash and an extra bulb. I will have to post a picture of that soon because it is awesome. I immediately fell in love with it and knew I had to get it. I have been wanting a retro camera for such a long time, and you can probably imagine my surprise to find it amongst all of that crap in there. Anyways, without further ado, say hello to my little friend (sorry, I had to).
(Oh, and this is not the shot that I had wanted to do with this little guy at all, but today was a rough day, filled with coughing uncontrollably and being homesick)