The Impossible Project (where I purchase all my polaroid film) has a feature on their blog every Sunday titled “Sunday Brunch”. Every Sunday they feature 5 photographs that stood out to them that week, and it is always so interesting to see what people are shooting with this unique style of photography. This past Sunday, I was fortunate enough to be featured on the blog with some really wonderful images. Be sure to check it out here!
And here is the photograph that was featured along with another one from that day that I never posted here on my blog:
This is not my best splash picture, but it had been a while and I had some ideas I wanted to try out. I still need to perfect a few things before sharing those though, so for now, something a little plain and mundane. And I had no clue what to title it, the title is plain and mundane as well.
Tonight was an interesting night. I had been craving a self-portrait, and so I texted my friend Danielle asking for help. Then, something terrible happened. Some of you may remember my Jumper sculpture from last summer. While I was moving chairs out of the kitchen so I could do some cleaning, I bumped a chair leg very lightly on the sculpture. Then, the metal pole broke off at the base, and my sculpture fell to the floor. I just stood and stared at it for a while, and didn’t look at the damage for quite a few minutes. It put me in quite a bad mood and for a while I thought about backing out on the self-portrait idea (that had already involved throwing water at me). But, I decided to just go on with it, and wow was it a hilarious shoot. Danielle nearly knocked me over with a couple throws, and made my contact literally pop off my eye in another.
Moral of the story, self-portraits are extremely therapeutic (at least for me). It was exactly what I needed after the disaster. This is just one of the reasons I do self-portraits on a regular basis.
I hadn’t done a high-speed image for a couple of weeks, so I decided tonight would be a good chance to do another one. I knew I wanted something different from my typical splash shots though, so I once again brought out the oil, and tried a new angle this time around. I have to admit it was scary at times with my camera hovering over the action.
*Wednesday, August 3 – Rocky Mountain National Park (Bierstadt Lake)
On Wednesday we decided we needed a short hike and a relaxing day since we were planning on hiking up Longs Peak the next day. We had wanted to go to Bear Lake, but the line for the shuttle to the trail head was extremely long so we thought it would be more enjoyable to go to the less popular Bierstadt Lake. We found a great little spot to sit right next to the lake, and we were able to walk in the water a little bit since there was a little natural beach area. Most of us just sat on the rocks and read, ate some lunch, and enjoyed the beautiful weather and view. This duck swam up to us at one point and I was able to get within feet of her for some pictures. She just went right on preening as if I wasn’t there.
I obviously had pictures of the beautiful scenery and what not, but I wanted to keep my 365 diverse. I don’t want to have a week of landscape shots every single day.