I was enjoying an afternoon away from the kids when I found a $5 Polaroid 600 camera. I've always wanted one so I had to buy it. There was no option. I wasn't even sure if it worked but I figured for that amount of money I couldn't afford not to.
I admit I did my fair share of Googling to figure out how to load the film, use the settings and hello?!?! where was the elusive battery? But after my film order arrived from The Impossible Project I was ready to go.
My first subject was Magnum and the film did not disappoint.
I've got a meeting coming up in May to take pics in High Park before heading over to some of the Contact exhibits. Maybe I will bring the Polaroid along. That is if I don't use up the 8 shots on the kids.
Monday, February 7, 2011
I've been having a lot of fun over at Tumblr. I'm using it as an inspiration board/brainstorming tool to help me sort out various photography, art, writing ideas. I love it!
Check me out at jmurrayszarvas.tumblr.com.
P.S. My posts are much more regular over there.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Ooohhh! The new year has been a busy one. One of my resolutions was to post more this year than last, but we all know how tired this sounds. I keep making blog promises that I can't keep. Years ago when I was doing this on a more serious basis, I posted multiple times a day. Now I'm lucky to post once a week.
So last night we celebrated my best friend's 40th Birthday party. Here's me and my girls.
Friday, December 31, 2010
This is has been filled with everything. A real ying-yang of emotion and I can say that I am glad to see it go. I am looking forward to starting fresh with 2011. Happy New Year to you and yours, may it be filled with everything you hope for.
You never know what's around the corner.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
We drove up to Blue Mountain as part of my Christmas present. The plan was to take the kids to the tube park while mommy got to pick out a beautiful wool sweater made in Nepal. Insert hot chocolate, outdoor fire pits and dinner in there somewhere. Of course, you know what they say about the best laid plans.
We got lost on the way up thanks to a navigation system that showed a bunch of accessible roads, which were not in fact open in the winter. Coupled with 2 children who had clearly had enough of the long car ride and the ferocious winds howling through the Village, we lasted 2 hours and were on our way home.
I have to say, for families that are not able to ski/snowboard because of little ones, there is very little to do in the Village of Blue Mountain. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. They closed the tube park permanently. The horse drawn carriage rides were not operating and there is NOTHING else to do with children. Maybe next time we'll spend some time downtown Collingwood, any suggestions?