Space City

     As I've mentioned before, my eldest daughter has decided she wants to be an astrophysicist or an astronaut when she grows up.  We had assumed this would just be a phase, but we're rounding 3 years of her proclaiming this (and she turns 5 next month...), so we're taking her seriously and encouraging her in any way we can.  Thus, we signed her up for the last space camp of the summer down in Houston and she was over the moon (hehe)!  She had an absolute blast and our youngest enjoyed the one-on-one time with her Mommy and Daddy.  I shot a wide combination of cameras and film, from HP5 in my new Holga, to Portra 400 and Color Implosion in my Leica, to expired Delta 400 in my Olympus XA.

This was some Color Implosion that I was forced to expose in order to get it out of my camera...the film strip wasn't taped to the inside of the canister, so it literally was just loose in my camera and I had to open the back to pull it out.  Oh well!  Made for some interesting color shifts and it was supposed to look retro anyway.

This was some Color Implosion that I was forced to expose in order to get it out of my camera...the film strip wasn't taped to the inside of the canister, so it literally was just loose in my camera and I had to open the back to pull it out.  Oh well!  Made for some interesting color shifts and it was supposed to look retro anyway.

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It's a miracle no one got pooped on...

It's a miracle no one got pooped on...

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Seabrook Waffle Company has THE best waffles in the world.

Seabrook Waffle Company has THE best waffles in the world.

It was National Roller Coaster Day while we were here, so we got to ride this wooden one for half price!

It was National Roller Coaster Day while we were here, so we got to ride this wooden one for half price!

I had never seen these bushes before, and they stole my heart.

I had never seen these bushes before, and they stole my heart.

YES.

YES.

She liked it, too!

She liked it, too!

She was as happy as a kid in a candy shoppe.

She was as happy as a kid in a candy shoppe.

A new friend.

A new friend.

Midair battle captured on a Holga.  You'll notice in these next few frames that there are some splotches.  That's due to the fact that I foolishly skipped Photoflo at the end and our hard water dried on the negatives.

Midair battle captured on a Holga.  You'll notice in these next few frames that there are some splotches.  That's due to the fact that I foolishly skipped Photoflo at the end and our hard water dried on the negatives.

Double exposures are easy peasy on the Holga!

Double exposures are easy peasy on the Holga!

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Switching now to the Olympus XA with expired Delta 400.

Switching now to the Olympus XA with expired Delta 400.

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"I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win!"

"I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win!"

He's the greatest dog in the world.  No, I'm not biased.

He's the greatest dog in the world.  No, I'm not biased.

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     Surprisingly, it took me almost 2 months to get through 15 shots on my medium format camera, so here a few images from Fourth of July in Florida and crystal digging in NW Oklahoma a few weeks ago!  It seems that I haven't given Ektar enough attention...these colors are so punchy and fun!

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     I've got another roll of Ektar loaded in the Mamiya, and even took a couple of frames on it while in Texas, so I'm determined to shoot through it faster this time.  We were thinking of going to Colorado for Labor Day weekend, but then remembered that we have the Air Force Ball a couple of weekends after that, so I'm not sure expenses will allow it :-(  I'm sure I'll find some stuff to shoot though, especially since it's finally supposed to cool down a bit!