Rewind: Gregory and the Hawk at Mac’s Bar, plus Emily Leong

On June 8, Gregory and the Hawk (a.k.a. Meredith Godreau) was to be in Cleveland for the WMC Fest. Due to a turn of events, Mr. Harvdog and I had to be in Michigan that weekend, but luckily GATH was going to be in East Lansing, which is on the way to where we needed to be.

Road trip!

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In the Rain

What I really wanted to was dance in the rain, but when I opened the door there was a pretty little butterfly, by the storm window, who was trying to hide from the rain. I grabbed my camera (a mere 10 steps from the door) but when I returned the butterfly was gone. First lesson of the day: Always have your camera in tow.

Then I threw the dancing idea out the window completely and decided to take advantage of what photo opportunities there were.

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Curls that Last

Finally, the web has given us a tutorial that actually works for curling hair! Like Amy, I too have  been frustrated that my curls never look the way I want them too. I tried her method once and fell in love. Amy talks about how this comes out a little bit more rugged than the typical curl, and I think that’s part of the charm.

Here is how mine turned out two different times:

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Film vs. Digital Photography

Because school-slash-work has eaten up a lot of my time since my move to Athens, I haven’t spent a lot of time behind a lens. I got a Holga 135 as a belated birthday present complete with a lens set to be proud of — wide angle, telephoto, and fisheye — but I haven’t been able to take it for a spin until early in the spring. My x500 has also been pretty much tucked away, in the closet, for other than a brief exploration of what surrounds the house I’m in, I hadn’t any occasion to use it. My Diana Mini, the poor thing, has a roll of film in it from god-knows-when.

Anyway, with two film cameras and Instagram, I’ve grown a bit accustomed to the grainy, light-leaked, soft-focused image. So imagine how surprised I am when I took a picture of myself using my x500 — it was relatively so clear. So recently I’ve been trying to figure out where I stand on the discussion on whether film or digital photography is best.

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