I thought this polaroid film would have a theme, but
I think it's better the way it turned out.
[taking photos randomly]
Poirier [ice cold] Adventure to Lake Okeechobee.
The photo is of Lake Okeechobee.
Aleksi unpacking from Utah.
She belongs here.
Her room - and if you look closely - Aleksi is in the mirror.
[she was supposed to be in the photo - but - i don't really have an explanation for why she isn't]
Can't say enough good things about being here.
I am dreading going back to G-ville.
Day after Christmas.
I love my sisters.
Pilot Chris invited me to go flying with him.
My parents were uneasy about it at first - but it was definitely one of the highlights of my winter break.
I packed everything the night before [cameras] - got my clothes ready,
so that when I woke up I could just jump out of bed - get dressed and go.
It all worked out fine - I got a little lost and got there like ten minutes late.
Chris was already in the plane - engine running and ready to go when I pulled up.
I got in - buckled up - and we were off.
"You brought your camera right?"
"Yeah - [pulled it out of bag] - Smile --- oh no"
I left my memory card at home in my laptop - as always.
Luckily I had my polaroid with six polaroids left.
So that's what we got - six photos.
Do you know how hard that was for me?
I think it was good though - if anything - it showed me that I don't need to take a billion photos
every time I want to take photos.
New Goal: Don't take a billion photos every time I use my camera.
This polaroid was taken outside my window - the top part is the wing of the plane.
[I know - washed out - I'm still figuring out the little "darker" - "lighter" dial]
Chris took me to see my house [bottom right]
and then we flew to Hobe Sound - over the Logan's house - and to the beach.
The beach was really cool.
If I had one more polaroid - I would have taken it of that.
Again with the dial.
But I think I prefer too light over too dark.
I think there are only some photos that the photographer can appreciate.
This is definitely one of them.
It's supposed to be of me and Chris.
It's tilted a little.
Whatever - I can see it - and I like it.
I was telling Chris this, how it always seems that my
last polaroid comes out really well.
I think it's because with numbers 1-9 - I experiment and try to do different things
and then on number 10 - I'm sick of having mess ups and I just do what I know will get me a good photograph.
This was an awesome adventure.