Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Polaroid love (and repairs)

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I have a short one for you today, friends, but I intend to come back with a proper scoop on the rest of my spring break. Such time-consuming things will just have to wait till the weekend. I'm sure excited to show you the photos I took while away!

For now, let's give some attention to the present. Today was a hard day. Thinking back to yesterday, though, I landed on my pillow last night with a very contented sigh, so I'm thankful for the joys experienced. They are sweet reminders in difficult times.

Someday soon I'll probably share what's going on, but it's best to wait till there's a cleaner, more concise answer. Too many variables and unknowns right now.

I was keeping this short...remember?

So today I want to share about my "new" polaroid camera. I finally started fiddling with it this afternoon (a sure way to lift my spirits is to put a camera in my hands!) and discovered this precious old thing has an automatic flash that won't turn off.

Of all the silly things. Really.

I abhor flashes, likely because I've seen them used in so many wrong ways, and I don't know how to confidently use them in the right way. So, after taking a couple shots and cringing at the effect of that damn flash, I took the black insert that was ejected when I loaded the film, cropped it down, and hardily taped it over the flash. Perfecto!

Below is my customized non-flash polaroid camera, and at the top of this post is my favorite shot from the day. Cheers.

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7 comments:

The Mullens said...

I love it! And I look forward to hearing "the rest of your story!"

Hugs, Nan

Lael said...

Thanks for letting me know how you enjoy this blog, Nan. I'm flattered! Hope all is well with you and your family.

Rachael said...

I love how you love cameras. I get to view your creativity, your perspective on life & people, your sense of beauty, your passion...
Keep on clicking & snapping.

Lauren Sutton said...

You know, at first glance the title of this post looks like "Paranoid love." I'm glad your interest in photography continues to deepen, and I hope it continues to bring you joy. Let's play with our Polaroids when I get back to the States!

Shan. said...

I remember these photos in flickr. Nice blog too!! but you shd update this often to keep your posts smaller :)

Lael said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Shan! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and that's definitely a valid point about my lengthy posts...this is one of the shorter ones! I'm hoping to find a rhythm soon that allows me to post more frequently.

Shan. said...

You're welcome, Lael! Waiting to see more of your interesting posts...