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When Kodak decided to stop producing the chemicals to develop Kodachrome in fall 2011, I had planned on sending my one last roll to the only processor in the country to develop it. I had good intentions, but I was also in the midst of the busy season and Baby #3 was on the way. Needless to say, it was never sent and the roll sat quietly in the kitchen junk drawer. I held out hope that Kodak would have a change of heart and I’d be able to see the images from the roll.

Three years later and that little roll is now en route to Film Rescue International – a lab that can take a really old roll of film and most likely salvage it. FRI figured out a way to process this film, but it’ll be in black and white and not those fabulous Kodachrome colors.

It’s halfway to what I was hoping for, but definitely better than wondering what in the world is on the roll! I can’t remember what I shot on the roll – there’s a part of me that recalls images taken in haste, as a frantic, pregnant mom trying to be a part of Kodachrome history. But time will tell soon enough and I will share at the end of the summer when they finish their next batch.


beach fun

Isn’t it funny how vacation becomes a distant memory so quickly? We returned from Florida on Saturday and it feels like we were there last year.

We had a great time on the beach and around the island. During the week, I was playing with my iPhone and making Instagrams – I think it’s a new addiction. In one hand, I have my big ‘ol DSLR and the other hand, the iPhone. I am finding it so much easier to make quick edits and post my snapshots this way. Eventually, I am going to create a little Instagram album of my random moments. Now that’s going to happen when I have a little extra time…



the lemon project

About a week ago, I decided to try out the Instagram app on my iPhone and iPad. I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it, but after looking at the featured photographers, I got inspired.

Everyone talks about how great the iPhone camera is, but I’ll admit it challenges me. I am incapable of just taking a snapshot without thinking too much about light, detail, blur, depth of field, and so on. And I always found my phone to be so slow that I’d miss what I was wanting to photograph. But, since I upgraded my very old iPhone for a new shiny one during Christmas, it’s not as painful to take pictures with it. I have no excuses anymore.

Here begins my journey with Instagrams. Three simple rules I will abide to…

  • iPhone or iPad only, no importing images from the big cameras that give me more control
  • only apps that are on either device (currently I am liking Snapseed and the Instagram options)
  • any subject matter will be fair game, but I am going to focus on one thing for a month

The Lemon Project was launched this morning. It started merely because I needed to make some preserved lemons and the light in the kitchen was great. A few things I found challenging was the depth of field if I was further away from my subject. Close-ups seems fine. I was impressed at how close I could get to my subject without losing focus capability. Getting the right angle was tricky, but easier in some cases too.

If you play around with Instagrams and want to join the fun, just tag your images with #lemonproject. The challenge: stay in the kitchen and see what you can do creatively with the things you see and use everyday.