Friday, February 25, 2011

Week 8 - A New Toy

I inherited a Polaroid 600 from my friend Leilah last week. She has too many cameras so I volunteered to help relieve her of the excess. You might be thinking why would I want a Polaroid they stopped making film a number of years ago, but film is still available. A group called The Impossible Project still produces film. I picked up a box of their Silver Shade film at the local camera shop and I was off shooting.

The camera does take some getting used to and the film is very sensitive to cold temperatures so shooting with it yesterday may not have been the best idea. There are some artifacts on the shots from when I put them in my pocket to keep them warm but I think it adds a little character.

The Market
Week 8: The market

Starbucks in Seattle
Starbucks Anyone?

Camera: Polaroid 600
Location: Seattle, WA

Friday, February 18, 2011

Week 7: When The Moon Hits Your Eye

For the past 2 nights I've packed up my camera and tripod, drove into West Seattle to photograph the full moon. Last night the clouds did not co-operate and there was no moon. Tonight was a different story. An hour standing outside in the freezing cold paid off. My favorite photos from the past 2 evenings can be found here

When the Moon Hits Your Eye

Camera: Canon 7d
Location: Seattle, WA

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Week 5 & 6 - Weekend in San Francisco

I'm cheating a bit and combining weeks 5 & 6 into a single post. The photos were taken across the 2 weeks as the weeks for the project run Sunday to Saturday. I'm also cheating by including more than 1 shot for each week.

I spent last weekend in San Francisco, the weather was great. I took a nice bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito on Saturday. Prior to the bike ride I had lunch at Pier 39 overlooking Alcatraz. The ride over to the bridge was beautiful, tons of people around but I managed not to run into any of them on the bike.Biking to the Bridge

From Sausalito I took the ferry back, Ike unfortunately misbehaved on the boat:

Breaking the Law

Sunday I headed across the bridge again but this time in a car the destination Muir Woods. Wow the trees were amazing, I am afraid my photos just don't do them justice.

Week 6 Long and winding road


For all the photos from the weekend check out the set on Flickr.

Camera: Canon 7D
Location: San Fransisco, CA