I, Chris, am starting a little personal project for the next year. I’ve been hunting for fun little cameras all over ebay, flea markets, antique stores and anyone who let’s me in their attic. So I figured I’d share some of my favorite treasures every week. The first one to kick off the new year is the Minolta Hi-Matic AF2. What a great camera! The autofocus is quite good and really fast, and I love that you can set the ISO/ASA manually, making it easy to overexpose the film. The colors come out pretty good, but the scans are easily turned into something magical with a few adjustments in Photoshop. Also, it takes 2 AA batteries, and the built in flash is great to have. Found this one on eBay for $12 (truth be told, I bought 2, they really are fantastic). The self portrait shows me holding the camera.
Shot on Minolta Hi-Matic AF2, Fuji Superia 800 rated at 200, developed at Walgreens and scanned at home on Epson V700
Today we went to the Atlanta State Farmer’s Market ad bought some vegetables and herbs for our garden. We also snagged some free crates and Chris decided to make planters out of them. Here’s our little step-by-step guide to making them. It’s really simple and the outcome is awesome!
You’ll need some crates, soil, and flashing (it can be sharp, so be careful!):
Cut the flashing to the size of the crate and nail it to the inside corner posts of the crates (it’s thicker there). We used leftover roofing nails, but any wide heavy-duty nail will do:
Fill ‘em up with soil and plant the veggies and/or herbs:
Voila! A cute little planter. We’re really loving having the garden in our backyard.
On another note, we might start posting a few personal posts like this every once in a while – hope that’s ok with everyone.