It's time for another post about the 52-Rolls Project!
I'm up to week 16 already, can you believe it? Time is flying by!
I spent some time visiting my parents in Dayton before going to the Film Photography Project's 2013 Walking Workshop in Findlay, Ohio. And as usual, there's lots of fun stuff happening around Ma and Pa's house.
Dad took out a couple of trees. He's been on a tree-taking-out kick for a couple of years now. This time he replaced one of them and put down grass seed to fill in the bare spots that used to be under the trees. While I was home, he was watering a couple of times a day to get the seed started.
Pa waters the grass seed
Garrett was outside with him, in supervisor mode.
Garrett supervises all yardwork - I think it's in his contract
Pa got a new lawnmower, too. For when that grass finally comes up!
Pa with his new lawnmower - He's VERY excited about it!
Since Ma's birthday fell the week I was there, WICA and I took Ma to the Golden Corral for the weekend breakfast buffet. Woo hoo!
Pa, Ma, and WICA at the Golden Corral
For some reason only half of the week 16 roll turned out. I have no idea what happened. It's one of the joys of working with film and crappy cameras!
I shot this roll at the end of winter. It was cold, but the small amount of snow we got melted quickly.
There's a sign near my house that I've been meaning to photograph for awhile now. I finally snapped it from the moving car. Not ideal, but I kind of like how it turned out.
The Columbia Pike Plaza sign
I also photographed the little house in our backyard. We're in a rental house and it came with a playhouse built in 2000. The squirrels love it. I love photographing it.
The little house in the backyard
WICA and I took a walk, too. We had the park to ourselves.
For the rest of the abbreviated roll from week 15, check out my Flickr set The 52-Rolls Project: Week 15.
April 28th was Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2013. I loaded up my MintyCam with 35mm film and my Zero Image with 120 film and headed out the door.
Pinhole photography is difficult, despite the simplicity of the cameras. At least I struggle with it.
My first attempt at pinhole photography was during a photo class at the Smithsonian. I used a Quaker Oats container and photo paper. The results weren't very good. And that's when I actually GOT results!
I built a matchbox pinhole camera a few years ago and was thrilled to get ANY images on the film.
WICA and the gum tree - From my homemade matchbox pinhole camera
Not to be deterred, I came across the website of Chris Keeney. He's a great resource for all things pinhole, including the MintyCam, a pinhole camera made from an Altoids tin.
I bought a MintyCam from Chris and ran a roll through it for last year's Worldwide Pinhole Day. Success!
Poplar Pond - The MintyCam worked!
To see the entire roll from last year's Pinhole Day, check out my Flickr set WPPD 2012.
The pressure was on for this year. I'm happy to say that both the Zero Image AND the MIntyCam came through with flying colors!
Poplar Pond - Made with the Zero Image Pinhole
Bridge Over Four Mile Run - Made with the MintyCam
All of the photos from Pinhole Day 2013 are in my Flickr set WPPD 2013. Take a peek and let me know what you think.