Monday, November 14, 2005

Hip Hip Hooray!

I’ve been voted the big wiener of the World Toy Camera Day color photography contest!!! Thanks so much to Becky R for instigating this fabulous day of plastic celebration; Mike Barnes for his dedication and hard work behind the scenes, collecting entries, tallying votes and putting up with us; Randy at for his generous prize donations; and all of you wonderful folks who put in a vote for my shot. I made it with a modified Holga from Randy, on Fuji Superia 100 in Utah’s stark yet stellar West Desert, about fifty miles from Salt Lake City. Here it is, with no further adieu…

Friday, November 04, 2005


Seeing my beloved second home nestled under a fresh blanket of white makes my heart happy.
Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park. Check out the web cam and when you're done, start praying for snow.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Clickety Clack

I celebrated World Toy Camera Day on October 22 with my husband, two Holgas, a Polaroid 600, a Diana and my beloved Ansco Super Memar (not a toy, however). We took a picnic lunch out to Utah’s West Desert and snapped photos all day. Here are a few of my favorites, with more to come as soon as the toycamera WTCD gallery is up. Check there after November 6 for a huge collective gallery of images taken only on October 22, 2005 by members of

Sunset on the beach at Saltair, a mid-1900s destination resort. My grandparents used to ride the old Bamberger Railroad out to Saltair when they were in their early 20s, for swimming in the salty sea, dances, roller coaster rides and concerts. Saltair has had its share of problems since its heyday -- receding lake waters, floods, mysterious fires, changing ownership, etc and today, it houses only an occasional concert. Holga/Ilford XP2 Super

Looking northwest from Saltair at sunset. Holga/Fuji NHP 400

A handheld bulb exposure of an old railcar and a funky yellow scaffold at Saltair. Holga/Fuji NPH 400

Tracks in the salt crust near the Knolls exit on I-80. Holga/Fuji Superia 100

This image was taken the day after WTCD (…just finishing up the roll in my camera) of wetlands around Willard Bay in Northern Utah. The wetlands/marshlands are used for duck hunting and training your dogs to go after the ducks. It’s hillbilly heaven. Holga/Ilford XP2 Super.

Today, I’m listening to:

Radio from Hell on X96
Social Distortion Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll
Big Head Todd and the Monsters Midnight Radio (Live)