adorable! you know what would be super cute though, if you have any extra white fabric? continue that waistband around the back by making a sash that ties in a nice bow. that way you still have the stretchiness of the shirring but the waistband goes all the way around. I really love the pintucked bit and the ruffles on the bottom though, they're just precious.
I've been playing with this too! I love it. Yours are really beautiful, especially the beach ones. Did you do any playing with saturation and stuff on the flower ones? I also just randomly started experimenting one afternoon when I had both cameras out, so I didn't use a light blocking contraption either. I actually used an old Yashica SLR and my little point and shoot digital camera. I sort of like seeing the focusing thingie (can't think what it's called) in the middle of the pictures. At least some of the time. I think I've got an old polaroid camera lying around somewhere, so I'll definitely have to try that as well.
Love the cow pictures! I actually prefer overcast to full sunlight for taking photos as full sun can be rather harsh. If they're not sharp because you're not getting enough light and having to use longer exposures, try setting your ISO higher (but not to high because it can add noise) if you can.
Seraphina_de_Sangre - I love the process of working with film as well. Spending that much time on a single photo really makes it something special. The picture has to be important to you. And it still feels magical to me, seeing the photo appear.
girlfallingdown - Thanks! I love that one a lot. Although I printed it just a tad light because I needed to have a photo with predominantly white/light tones. If I get a chance, I'd like to reprint it and bring up the dark tones just a little.
ErnestolsCool - Go Washington indeed! We're lucky to live in such a beautiful location. I love how taking photography classes has made me more aware of the incredible and beautiful scenery around me every day. Thanks. I'm especially pleased with the range of tones in the Snoqualmie Pass one. That and I think it's funny that the "P" is pretty much rubbed off on the sign so it looks like it says "Snoqualmie Ass." Didn't even notice it when I took the photo, but you bet it was the first thing my classmates noticed during critique.
GlassSpider - Wow, I am immensely flattered by the comparison to Ansel Adams. Thank you. I agree about the instant gratification, in fact I always bring a digital camera with me while I'm shooting film. Often my mom uses it while I'm shooting, or I'll take the same photo with both cameras, but it's nice to get to see something right away. And for everyday use, I'm all about the digital. No way I can afford shooting film all the time!
hopskip09 - Take a class! Check out what your local community college offers if you're not in school now. I'm going to community college, and the teachers and darkroom are actually excellent.
I just realized I said I used the Minolta for all of these and that is not true. The first two were with the Minolta SRT 101, the next two with a borrowed Holga, another with the Minolta, another Holga, next two no camera, and the last two the Minolta again.
So last quarter I took a photography class (the second I've taken in college) and I really enjoyed it. I used a Minolta SRT 101, a Holga, and didn't use a camera for two of these, and processed the film and printed the photos in the darkroom at school.
I was in a photography class last quarter. It was really cool because I haven't done really anything interesting with film, so it was great to learn how to shoot, process, and print. I guess I'll just post a few of my favorites, but you can see the rest here. The scan quality is TERRIBLE, all the subtle tones have been lost, so none of them really bleed off the edges like it looks like it.
I didn't post any of my final project pictures, which were on sustainability, because there's a bunch and they really need to be seen all together. But I took sustainability in a sort of crafting direction, talking about reusing materials in ways which were inspired a lot by various posts and projects on craftster. So check out my blog (http://eravera.blogspot.com/) if you want to see those.
I'm taking Photo 2 this quarter and am excited to show my stuff from this quarter too, once I get some of it back.
Ah, I haven't started anything for this month. I'm going to the craft store tomorrow and I'm either going to knit a cabled hat (never done cables before, or hats) or make a feathered headband/fascinator (never worked with feathers). I'll craft super speedy and try to get it done before the end of January, but I'm going to count it as long as I start it in January.