I have been on a big black and white kick as of late. Also, I have been doing tons of re-editing (hence familiar faces... to me, at least) because I haven't done a decent portrait session in quite some time (which is quite saddening, honestly). I'm beginning to miss a big batch of photos to edit.
I have found that one of the hardest things to do is to fill up a journal completely. I fall too easily in love with a new one before even finishing an old one. My entire life is going to be documented in half-filled journals scattered from Houston to San Marcos to wherever. They're one of my favorite things, journals.
I've always wanted to buy a journal or a sketchbook and have it be passed on from person to person. Each person could probably keep it for a week or so, and when it's filled up the last person would mail it back to me (somehow these instructions would be incorporated visibly into the journal). I don't know, thought it would be pretty interesting!
Posted by Meg at 12:18 PM
I already miss those mountains.
What I have learned:
a) Know what'll turn out grainy and what will not. (1600-so grainy!)
b) Even with film on hand, always bring the digital (in case film doesn't turn out the way you hope... le sigh)
Anyone have any other tips for a film amateur? Suggestions much appreciated.
Posted by Meg at 3:04 PM
FAIR WARNING: This post is rather negative. I swear I'm not a total downer for the most part-I merely need to vent a little so I can clear my head.
This film was way too grainy for my taste, and I was so silly I took barely any digital photos when I was in Colorado. Blah! Oh well, this old book store made me so happy, as well as the amazing mountains. I snowboarded too! All in all, the trip was so beautiful and breath taking, it was wonderful to just get away and see something new.
My trip home, however, was basically hell, in a nutshell. This wasn't anyone's fault whatsoever, but it was frustrating nonetheless. Give it a couple weeks and I'll be laughing it off, but at the moment I'm still sleep deprived. There was too much fog to land in Houston (midnight-ish) so we landed in Austin (near my beloved San Marcos). This leads to there being no more flights till morning, so my sister's dance team (fifty or so girls), plus parents, plus directors, plus myself had to be shuffled to a hotel (three-four a.m). Upon my final descent into the hotel bed, shutting my eyes, the fire alarm goes off. No fire, just a defected fire alarm. Why must you be defected at five in the morning of all times?! Ask anyone from that trip, and I'm sure you'll hear the agrees of how crazy such a trip was.
And stupidly enough all I could think about were the essays and theatre critiques I had to write. I'm still thinking about them (my brain is absolutely plagued) and I can't get over how I'm going to be able to fit everything in. I wish I could just go with the flow when it comes to school, but I can't. Literally, I am simply unable to just say "It'll be okay, my grades will be fine!" I can barely do that when I don't have the blaring of a fire alarm echoing in my brain.
Anywho, the lovely Sara picked me up the next morning at the hotel, and everyone (including my family, whom I was extremely excited to spend some time with) flew back to Houston on a 7a.m(ish).
It wasn't my night that sent me off the deep end, though. It was a roll of film that I took on the top of this beautiful mountain on the way to Denver from Breckenridge that I've been so antsy to develop. And now I just can't find it. It's disappeared! Could it have fallen out of my camera bag? Slipped out of my pocket? Fell off the bus in Colorado and chucked itself off some mountain? I don't have any idea, but all I know is that it was that little roll of film that sent me overboard.
Oy, but tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow will be a new day. Although I think it'll take a couple of tomorrows to get everything in order, a talk with my mom made me figure that I need to snap out of it and get my head in the game.
Posted by Meg at 5:26 PM
photo credit here.
Could Anne Hathaway look any more beautiful in this picture? I was so excited to see the beyond lovely Alice in Wonderland today! The effects were so stunning I wanted to bolt and take some picture ASAP.
But I refrained.
Really though, the film was breathtaking!
Now that I'm home for spring break I have a couple of days to check off some to-dos, like get some disposable film developed. I'm so lucky to be surrounded some of the most wonderful people, I really am.
Posted by Meg at 2:55 PM
Another book, willing to sell. It's a little thing.
I am just now out for spring break, and about to drive home. I am unbelievably excited to finally relax (which I haven't done in quite some time, school has been a killer). Ha, I'm even feeling too lethargic to finish this little blog entry.
Posted by Meg at 12:31 PM