last month david, my family and I traveled to mexico city. i only took two 35mm film cameras: my diana mini and my canon sureshot telemax. i always go to mexico city because i love it so much, so i feel i am always taking the same photos over and over with my phone or camera. i wanted to change it up a little bit. i was really excited to develop my film because i swore i got good shots. the scenery looked promising at the time I took the photos. however, when i got my prints back, i wasn’t too amazed by them. i hadn’t used my diana mini in a long time that i had forgotten things about it. also, because i was being cheap and wanted to save $2 on film, i decided to purchase 200ISO film. bad idea. diana mini works best with 400 and 800. i guess this served as a lesson!
i’m not in love with the photos, but after seeing them again, I’m starting to like them. they bring back good memories – and that’s really important to me. hence why i’m sharing them and why i have this blog: for memories.
this was david’s first time traveling with my family. i am so glad we got the chance to do it because he got to know my uncle’s family and how my family is outside the typical “hello/how are you/goodbye” scenarios when he comes to my home. we went to the city specifically to take my devout grandmother to the basilica because she wanted to pray and thank the virgin for everything she did and is doing for us. it was her first time on plane, so yay abuela!
p.s: this is my first time uploading photos to my blog from flickr. not sure how i feel about it.. probably won’t be doing that again.
these were taken with canon telemax date, also 200 iso film:
i honestly just have a couple of bucks under my name, if anything, at the moment. hence this post. a post about cool things i’ve seen around the web that i honestly don’t have a need for (or money for), but would be cool to own. why does it always happen that anytime i find something neat i am out of money? ugh. a girl can dream, right?
anyway, here’s my current silly wish list accompanied by cute illustrations/photos:
i love the surprise of not knowing how your photo will turn out until you develop it. i also really love the effects plastic cameras give your images; light leaks and vignetters take my heart. even if some people don’t like them.
because my guinea pig ate my last ones and i really miss them… damn you little robyn! (who i can’t stay mad at)
ok, these i do need. my current ones are broken and scratched. but i always hear stories of people spending upwards of $700 on glasses + exams and it scares me..
kind of silly (but then again, this is a silly wish list) because my golden retriever probably gets bored in our backyard and deserves it for being awesome..
a camera made out of paper. simple!
buuut, i know myself. once i get paid, that money will be spent on my guinea pigs, ha! oh well, i’d rather see them happy and well fed than me with yet another camera that i just want for my collection or more lipsticks that i’ll probably use just once.
what things are on your silly wish list at the moment? things that you want just for the fun of? let me know!
have a very nice day :)
p.s: creators (those that i found) of the illustrations are tagged on them.
I can’t believe we’re already gonna go into october! like what, halloween already?! :O (I’m kind of excited for that holiday, to be honest!) but still, woah.. anyway, this is week five of my photo challenge :) hope you like it!
DAY 21 – FACELESS SELF PORTRAIT
DAY 22 – SOMETHING GREEN
DAY 23 – PATTERNS
DAY 24 – PET
DAY 25 – TECHNOLOGY
the challenge I got the idea from here. previous photo challenges for this month here.