Blurry + Art = Blart.
“Seems like some kind of ride but it’s turning out just to be life going absolutely perfectly.”
Many thanks to Alanna, Alicia, Pam, and Marcia for helping with my photo series project…
(Yet another) Self portrait. This is in just the beginning stages. Yes, its a wonky cell phone picture again… My camera is busy with another project at the moment. (See below.) I thought I was going to try this in pastels, but somehow I just kept continuing on in pencil… We’ll see what happens, maybe I’ll try both.
This is going to be a series of water drop/splash photos… the set up was pretty tricky for this one. I ended up with a baking pan since none of my bowls were wide or deep enough for the lenses I have and I couldn’t get quite the right distance away. Seems the combo of this bread pan and my 55-200mm lens and a couple of clamp lights are doing the trick… but its tough to get that lens to move fast enough to catch the action.
Meet Anscoflex. It kinda reminds me of a vintage refrigerator when the front shutter is down. It’s green, a little quirky, and smells like an old man’s closet. But I kinda like it. From what I’ve been able to find about it online, it was designed by the same man -Raymond Loewy- who designed the Studebaker Starliner Coupé, and the Shell logo among many, many other things. He was considered one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century.
I acquired this little camera recently. It was being thrown away, and I was able to rescue it. I’m not completely sure if it works yet, but I’m hoping that I can clean it up a bit and fix the shutter, which seems to be sticking. Anyone who has any ideas or tips on how to fix it please leave me a comment. It would be greatly appreciated. This will be my very first attempt at trying to restore anything so…. with any luck, maybe you’ll see a few photos taken with this little camera soon.
There’s too much that needs to get done, and I can’t seem to concentrate today.
Apparently Saturday was a big day here on the blog… I got 117 visitors! that’s an all-time high here. haha! I hope you all found what you were searching for. Don’t know where you all came from, but hello! And I’m sorry it’s usually dreadfully boring around here. I feel now I should update more often. I know I say/write that a lot, but really I will try.
I got an early Christmas present. A Quantaray 18-50mm f3.5 wide angle lens. I read a few reviews online that weren’t too favorable, but for thirty dollars I figured it was worth a shot. Found it here.
Here’s what I’ve taken with the lens. Nothing spectacular… just a couple test shots.
Another brilliant day. I think it reached around 86 degrees today. It’s hot, and it’s not even summer yet! Went for a walk around downtown Port Jefferson for a little while.. Turns out there was an antiques show there so we took a look around. I was able to sneak a few shots in 😉 so I think it turned out to be a pretty nice day.
Found these tulips on my walk. I love the bright colors
I know, I’ve been a bit of a slacker…
Things have gotten pretty busy at work now that the season is in full swing, so It may be a while until I get to make another post here or take any decent photos for that matter.
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and I’ll see you when the ground thaws! 😉