Monday, March 24, 2008

Polaroid + Red Rocks = Love

After two weeks of a screwy work schedule, our Moab road trip, two house guests, and Easter, today is back to normal. It's Monday and I'm off from work, in my pj's and glued to the computer. I scanned all of my negatives and Polaroids from the road trip (see previous post) and am so happy that I've got a Polaroid SLR 680. It's just about the coolest camera I've ever seen. I was determined to shoot with it in Moab/Arches, and shoot I did. I came back with a sizeable stack and a renewed love for Polaroid, as well as a gloomy, impending doom sort of feeling because Polaroid film is on its way out. *Arms out, zombie-like... Must-Stockpile-More-Film...Must-Stockpile-More-Film...

My Polaroid SLR 680 inside Devils Garden

along the trail to Delicate Arch

I love this image for so many reasons: it was our first visit to Delicate Arch and it's just spectacular; the oh-so-familiar genuine Polaroid noise echoed around the sandstone bowl and garnered me more than a few looks and smiles from other people at the arch; the sun was shining and all was right with the world.

The rest of the stack can be seen on my Flickr page.

I'm listening to Apologies by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Road Trip: Moab

We enjoyed a very much needed break from home, snow and cold temps when we road tripped to Moab in Southeastern Utah on a whim last Friday. We stayed just for the weekend, but hiked miles of red rock and red sand trails as the spring sunshine warmed our faces.

Here are a couple of rare (for me) digital photos. I took a sizeable stack of Polaroids with my new-to-me SLR 680, but I haven't had time to scan them yet. When we got home from Moab, two friends had come to stay with us for a few days, so I'm not even close to catching up on photo stuff, laundry, grocery shopping, etc.

Travis standing beneath the North Window

Delicate Arch trail

Monday, March 03, 2008

The Thinker

After a very long hiatus, I finally got off my ass and started shooting Phase II of my Local Color project. I've only shot one roll so far but I've got a few successful images already and am really enjoying the whole process again. It's been much too long since I've shot anything. If you like what you see here, there are a few more on my Flickr page.

Tonight I'm listening to Salt Lake City's own Band of Annuals.
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