Over a recent sunny weekend Kiwi and I returned to Fernwood Arboretum. We went here at the end of fall, to crunch through the leaves and on a wild goose chase for some slows. We wanted to return for the end of spring/beginning of summer to see how the gardens had changed, and to sped some time in the sunshine. Continue reading
Wowzers already 2015 is going at quite a pace. We’ve already been here for five months! We’ve had our first US Christmas which wasn’t too different to other years in a way. Moving to a new place is really hard, its especially difficult to rebuild a whole new life when the nearest soul you know is a least 300 miles away. January is often a time for detox – and to stop indulging in some of life’s nicer things. I don’t like starting the year with the idea I’m giving something up, I prefer to embrace life, and with that in mind 2015 has already been spent trying new things.
We had an awesome trip in San Fran, exploring all its bohemian glory and having an ice cream or two. Photography has been a bit of a theme so far this year, with experimenting with lomography to taking amazing jumping pictures at every opportunity as well as taking an image of everyday. The weather has certainly been a chilly one, meaning we’ve needed to wrap up warm and enjoy snowy wintry walks these have been helped along with some baking and two furry friends to snuggle up with. February should bring more snow and the chance to try cross country skiing, see some more sports and try some new recipes.
On the topic of pictures and taking them I’m finally getting around to spending more time with my Diana mini. This cute little camera is mini and takes traditional film. You can snap some beautiful images using its half frames, and play around with creating some fun and unique images by overlapping them.
So far I haven’t had a great deal of success with my camera skills. First up I’ve found getting the film in a challenge – never a good start! and the last batch didn’t seem to wind on properly and therefore didn’t shoot any images!!! I’ve managed to take a couple of nice photos which make me want to make the best of this little powerhouse.
I’m a big fan of double exposures and actual film. Granted a digital/smartphone has the option of taking multiple shots so at east one of them will turn out good! But I love the old school film, not knowing what your shot will look like, having one chance and waiting for the treasures to be developed! I have a lot of fun with my Mini instax too but I’m enjoying leaning about Lomogrophy, even if I’m not very good at it! Once I’ve mastered the settings and film loading better I’ll be using some different film to see what I can make. If you’ve got some tips comment below