I’ve been slacking lately, as my schedule is getting a bit hectic and I’m trying to get used to it. So for now, my main goal is to try to scan all the film still left while I was in China. It’s hard trying to sort things when I’m still living out of a suitcase!
I did get to get around to the Westmoreland fair with hubs and some friends. I had to chuckle and take a photo of this particular booth:
I had to ask if they seriously gave away knives as a prize, and they did! All you had to do was throw a plastic ring, and if it lands on a knife, then you get to win that particular knife. So I won a knife at a fair. How often do you get to say that?
I tagged along to a local Sunday School picnic a few weeks ago and it was pretty fun. The highlight of the day was the foam party. The volunteer firefighters blew foam out of a machine using tons of soap and water. The kiddies slid down the hill as the bubbles kept creeping higher and higher. Makes me wish I was a kid again! This was taken with my Lumix LX3 which I’m loving all over again. Slightly busy house hunting at the moment so will try to post the multiple exposure images you can take with this camera! so cool!
I’ve spent about four years here and NOW I find some great local street film photographers based in Shenzhen! Can I blame it on language barriers?
Here are some links to their photos. Go check them out!
My lovely coworker was one of the first (adult) to volunteer when I initially talked about doing portraits. Got lots of decent shots but film lab messed up trying to hurry up my film. For some reason they’re usually on time with getting my film back to me but because it wasn’t done when they said it would (sometimes nap times take precedence over work in these neck of the woods!) they probably just shoved the roll in. blargh. If only they weren’t the ONLY place I know in Shenzhen that develops 120 film.
I turned this into b & w and messed with the contrast to save what’s left. How does it look?
*This is part of an ongoing portrait series:
Just thought I’d share what I’m reading these days..
1)Sha Tau Kok Border Town – I’ve heard about this place since arriving in Shenzhen four years ago. Now that restrictions are somewhat lifted I’m interesting in visiting this sometime. Will try to cross the border into SZ (I’ve got the HK resident entry/exit permit)
2) Alleyways and Crumbling Bricks – Good example of ‘old’ Shenzhen here. For anything Shenzhen related she’s a good source to ask questions.
3) Jo by Kah Poon – loving the style of portraits here. May nag some photog friends into teaching me studio work someday.
4) In the Dark – I love this! For some reason I’ve been getting more and more into studio photos…
The internet has been a bit shady this past week. Most foreign websites are blocked at work and sometimes at home. I’m finding it hard to access most things I use on a daily basis.
I am able now (finally!) to post a photo of myself and my husband because I celebrated a wonderful anniversary with him, and it coincided with a photo challenge this week.
Here’s to many more years, awesome-est husband in the world.