Saturday, October 21, 2006

My Saturday Mornings -- Swim Lessons


Blogger micki said...

Saturday Mornings 1
Camera - Polaroid One Step
Film - Polaroid 600
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Saturday Mornings 2
Camera - Holga from B&H Photo
Film - Kodak Portra 400VC (expired)
Shutter Speed - Who cares
Aperture Setting - Didn’t have to think about it
Lens - small, round, and plastic…no worries
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

My Saturday mornings are spent at the gym watching my kids take swim lessons. I watch them through a haze due to only three hours sleep, as I’m usually up late on Fridays and then up early Saturday morning. If I decide to go out shooting before lessons, they either have to come with me (which they hate) and then it’s off to lessons, or I make a mad dash home to pick them up and take them to lessons. I’m always late. If you ever need me to be anywhere, tell me to be there 15-30 minutes before you want me there, because I’m never on time and I’m never ever early.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Ahh the life of a mom at the mercy of the kids schedules...I feel your pain!

I love the Holga shot.

I'm the opposite, always 15 minutes early. If I'm not running 15-30 minutes ahead of schedule then I feel like I am running hopelessly late. My dad was a stickler for being prompt.

12:23 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Life of a busy Mom. Been there too. Keep chugging along. It gets better or should I say things change and morph into something else.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Ah yes spent many a Saturday morning at the pool watching the lessons, instructors had a good trick of throwing my little babies in the deep end (actually they wern't babies but it feels like that when they are in "danger"

2:13 PM  
Blogger H.O said...

Hi Micki
I doing sometime same as you "watching my kids take swim lessons" dady busy too :-o

Really nice images.This is mom's eye :)
Have a nice day !!

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

LOL My aunt is just like you heheh we always told her things started 30 minutes before they really did! Boy she was mad the one time she was on time for the time we told here ( fallow that ?? heheheh)

That picture of your daughter is some what spooky. Not sure why :-) but boy she looks very relaxed!

3:15 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

Thanks for sharing these : they are part of that real life that can get obscured by f-stops and pixel-counts and response curves if only we let it.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Montereyjohn said...

Hmmmmm, real life rears its ugly head.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Been there. Done that. Usually I was on time (my story and I'm sticking to it) although my children seem to believe otherwise.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Real life and holgas go hand in hand, and after all it is Toy Camera day. I am the opposite. Always 5-10 minutes early. My watch is actually set five minutes late. At least swimming lesson are warm. Hockey practice or games are cold!

12:47 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Ah, sounds like a hectic schedule! You and I are on the opposite end of the arrival schedule. I'm always early by 15-30 minutes at least!

I know where it comes from, too. My father was ALWAYS late to take me anywhere and I hated it, so now I'm just the opposite, never wanting to have that feeling of lateness again. :-)

I agree with Doris. That picture of your daughter is kind of spooky and otherworldly. It looks like she's floating in mid-air.

Hmmm, maybe my mind's combining this photo with the photo of you as the sorceress! Hocus Pocus!!!

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

These are cool. I particularly like the bottom photo of your daughter from the Holga. Very neat.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

I love the photo of the polaroids!

As for being on time... I'm one of those people who is always on time or early. Most of my friends are like you -- always late. So I've gotten in the practice of telling them 15-20 minutes earlier! :)

1:37 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Fun Holga shot - it definitely has that 'waking dream' quality and the levitation effect just adds to the whole scene.

8:09 AM  

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