The Summer Water shop opening went so well yesterday -- thank you to everyone who bought a bag! We only have one River Pack left, the pink. It means a lot to me that people would support this endeavour because, to me, it represents the best of collaboration, trust, and friendship. Thanks too to those who mentioned Summer Water: Julia, Chelsea, Melinda, Jan, Mallory, and Becka.
I love this blog post by Caitlin. I can't stop laughing about it.
After a few queries and a few suggestions, we've decided to sell a couple of my half-frame pictures as 8x10" glossy prints in the shop. I had a few printed this weekend and I am so happy with how they turned out. I will be listing them in the Summer Water shop later today.
Finally, here is a late summer music mix I made for you this morning (forever puttering). Some of these songs are songs I've been listening to for years, but all of them have a distinctive late summer quality to me. A little melancholy looking towards autumn. A lot of the songs mention water. Late summer is all about accepting ice cream as a daily part of your life rather than as a fun treat, not even caring what you're wearing any more, cicadas, all-nighters, dark green leaves, hazy August light flickering on water, and realizing that you never met your summer goals but that it's okay.
Oh, and tomorrow I should have a new installment of "This is where I live" up!
millie: It is! Can you believe it? I loved that place so much. I got some amazing finds there, including a turquoise milk glass lamp. It closed about two years ago. Geoff grew up in Aurora!
Miss Crowland: Ha, too true. I was posting way too many mediocre/terrible pictures. I should go delete some of them. They are embarrassing!
Dress up scientist: Thank you so much! You are always so kind.
Siubhan: Thank you! Oh, if it wasn't for Geoff I might never attempt to use vintage cameras. I am not patient enough to read manuals and with these cameras, you can't just rush into things. Luckily he is patient. Ha.
Ms M: Thank you!
Jennifer: They are wonderful shoes, aren't they? So comfortable! Mine actually broke (they're vintage deadstock, I guess the glue gave out) but I had them repaired. The cobbler even commented on how high quality they are -- worth saving! Yeah, the Fuji FP-100C film works in these pack cameras. I have some but the camera needs to be modified slightly before using it. I'm looking forward to seeing what colours result!
Lexie, Little Boat: Thank you! Oh, yes, you should use it! I was like that myself (I think I still have some 600 film in the fridge) but it's better to just use now than to save. Summer is the best time for taking pictures! I hope you'll share your results!
K. FORSYTHE: The Polaroid 669 film we used here was purchased years ago, when it was still readily available. Fuji makes something called FP-100C film that is made for pack cameras, and it can be used in these cameras. It might require a small modification to the camera itself but I think there are lots of descriptions of the modification online. We haven't yet attempted it ourselves, though.
erica-knits: Pretty fun, hey? We'll have to let you test it out sometime! It's fun.
size too small: Hooray, thanks!
bigBANG studio: Always too kind. Thank you!
Pamela Myers: That's exciting! I think the first step is to make sure that the battery compartment looks okay -- that the batteries aren't corroded and such (I think that can ruin the camera). I think you might have to do a slight modification to the battery compartment. I found this discussion on Flickr and it might be helpful for you: http://www.flickr.com/groups/landcamera/discuss/72157615621040010/. Good luck!
meaghan: Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it!
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