Monday, August 16, 2010

This post begins with lovely photography, and devolves into me smearing things on my face.


Hi friends. Did you all have a lovely weekend?

As some of you know, I got a Diana F+ camera recently. This weekend I discovered I am a pretty awesome Diana F+ photographer. By the way, it's opposite day.

Oh you guys ... I am terrible with the Diana F+. Terrible right now, that is. That's because I'm determined to improve!  I want nothing more than to snap iconic Austin shots, and dazzle you with my fuzzy, ethereal, double-exposed photos. Earlier this summer, I decided to do something about my questionable cooking. Now, I am moving onto photography.  Perhaps the BP oil spill next?  Sky's the limit.   


Oh Diana F+ photos, you enchant me so.  

The photos you see above come from this lovely blog, and the last three, this Flickr user.


Do you want to know a secret? One of the most amazing lomo photography streams, if you're into lomo photography, comes from an Austinite. His Flickr page is here, and I stalk it every so often.


Want to know something else? I moaned aloud today. In public. It was quite un-ladylike. 

For that I blame Delysia Chocolate, who was giving out samples today at Sirens Salon - where there was a little Fashion Week party. The founder let me taste cayenne dark chocolate, cabernet sauvignon chocolate, and cigar chocolate. It was all so exciting that I accidentally wiped chocolate sauce on my forehead, no doubt while gesturing wildly, and didn't realize it until the party was finished. Do I not have normal-person feeling sensors on my face, or something? Because this is the second time a foreign substance has been all over my face and I didn't realize it. 

Luckily, this incident wasn't quite as dramatic as the last.

6 comments:

Marie said...

Yum. To all of these photos.

And that story you linked to (about you running) is one of my faves. :)

Marci Joy said...

Hi Tolly - I'm so glad you like my Dianas. It has definitely been a process learning how to Diana. I'm planning on a little tutorial on my blog, so check back soon. All the best, Marci

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@Marie - Thanks, lovey. And aren't these photos just magical?

@Marci - Hooray! A tutorial. I would absolutely love that. I'm following your blog now (I believe) and you're definitely bookmarked on my browser, so I will check back to read your tutorial! I want pictures that look like yours - vibrant, sharp and interesting.

Melanie said...

Oh Tolly, you do make me laugh. Thank you for that. Also, way to go with the Diana! Despite a degree in photography, as well as several awards from juried shows, I have no advice for you when it comes to using this particular camera, other than keep practicing and experimenting. And eating chocolate. You get a hallpass for moaning in public over chocolate.

Cheers!

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@Melanie - I aim to please, dollface. :) Also..you have a degree in photography?! DUDE! I had no idea!

I feel like I discover these hidden bits of awesomeness about you all the time. Are you really a secret agent, for some Society of Awesome? Be honest, Melanie. I won't blow your cover.

Anyway...I do think you're right, that it's about experimenting, getting a feel for good light, and developing a sensitivity for your camera settings. We're so spoiled on digital! But I do love the serendipity of film. I am more grateful when I DO get a good shot on film - way more grateful than digital, which I can play with and clean up until it looks nice.

Megan said...

Oh, You of the Chocolate on the Forehead,

I love that anecdote. I've done that before too. And yet still we have a population of people who don't say anything. So. weird.