26 Instax Packs - #25 - Finding Dory Instax Mini Frame in Lomo-Instant Automat at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. I thought the subject of shooting at the aquarium would be a good match for this character frame, but I was disappointed with most of the shots I made. I had thought that using a polarizing filter on the camera would cut down on the glare from the glass and water, but unfortunately, the aquarium displays were very dark and didn't reproduce well. I also forgot to bring my closeup lens, which would have made for more interesting shots of the jellyfish. I did manage to shoot two other packs of film that day that turned out a little better. Some were outside around the inner harbor.
26 Instax Packs - #23 - Light Painting with Star Wars Instax Mini Frame in Lomo'Instant Automat. I shot through a entire pack of film in about 20 minutes one morning before work, experimenting with light painting using the Lomo'Instant Automat in bulb mode triggering the shutter with the remote control lens cap.
The light I used was the one that was included with Lomo'Instant Wide box set from a couple of years ago, I had never tried it out. Though light painting was interesting, I think it could be a lot more fun with a few of your friends and a small flashlight.
26 Instax Packs - #20 - Lomo photos with Lomo'Instant Automat using Little Twin Stars Instax Mini Film Frame. Experimenting on a Sunday afternoon at home with flash gels, double exposures, selfies, with skeleton, cat and groovy lamp.
26 Instax Packs - #18 - Lilo & Stitch Instax Mini Frame in Lomo'Instant Automat. I needed to get Brenda out of the house, she had recent carpal tunnel surgery and wasn't able to drive. So we headed out to the Pleasant Hill Fire Company Carnival when I got home from work to get dinner (totally not good for you but delicious carnival fare). We filled up on fried vegetables, italian sausage, kraut dog, and cheesecake on a stick. Our carnival ride days are long over and we weren't really interested in playing any games (brenda was still having after surgery pain), so we headed out early to go back home. Needless to say, I passed out on the loveseat from carb overload, sketchbook in hand later that evening.
26 Instax Packs - #15 - Minnie and Mickey Instax frame in Lomo'Instant Automat. I took the metro rail down to Washington, D.C. to visit Alan on one of my days of July vacation. He had just gotten a new car and happily drove us around to visit the Renwick Gallery, Rock Creek Park with the historic Pierce Mill, and then the Jefferson Memorial.
I shot most of the photos at Pierce Mill, trying to capture interior window lit photos, some of them turned out ok. I also tried the double exposure portrait on a texture technique, but my camera batteries died so I wasn't able to print it out until I got home.
26 Instax Packs - #14 - Alice in Wonderland Instax frame in Lomo'Instant Automat. Brenda and I drove out to Gathland State Park near Burkittsville, Maryland to visit on a Sunday afternoon. It was pretty hot that day, and the bugs were relentless, even after spraying ourselves with Off! I wanted to see the ruins and former estate of war correspondent George Alfred Townsend. We visited the museum there - what remains of the main house from the estate. The War Correspondents Memorial is a pretty impressive entrance to the park. The Appalachian Trail passes through the park, though is was much too hot for us to venture out onto it.
After visiting the park, we drove through the small village of Burkittsville, seeing many of the homes adorned with Rainbow Pride flags. It was a nice Sunday drive with a stop on the way home for lunch at Ledo's Pizza in Frederick.
26 Instax Packs - #13 - Pikachu / Pokemon Instax Mini Frame in Lomo'Instant Automat camera. It was Father's Day, so Brenda and I picked up my stepfather to take him to breakfast and go for a ride in search of unexplored areas of the Gettysburg Battlefield. I've lived in Hanover since 1990 and visited Gettysburg numerous times over the years with my family and more recently photographing different parts of the landscape. I've always been drawn to the boulders strewn about the battlefield and surrounding areas, and there is a special tree at Devil's Den that I like to photograph and sketch. Every now and then, Brenda and I will discover a new part of Gettysburg on one of our drives. I recently saw photos from another photographer of the Rose Farm barn ruins, but I was not familiar with that area of the battlefield, so it was this that we sought out to discover on our Father's Day drive.
It was a much sunnier day than the last time I shot with this camera, so the outdoor photos turned out much brighter.
26 Instax Packs - #12 - One Piece Instax Mini Frame in Lomo'Instant Automat camera. It was an overcast day at Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA, just on the verge of rain. These photos came out very dark, I probably should have used the +1 exposure compensation on the camera. But maybe, the darkness contributes to the mood. I missed the framing a little on the closeup shots, but I usually just point the Automat in the general direction of what I'm shooting using the focusing distance recommendation for the closeup lens. I'm not familiar with One Piece, which is apparently an Anime Show featuring a pirate, but I liked the little skull and crossbones on the packaging when I saw it on ebay.
26 Instax Packs - #9 - Fuji Instax Stained Glass frame in Lomo'Instant Automat. A couple of shots of Boulder Field at Hickory Run State Park and the others shot around our yard of flowers and my mom's troll collection. I really like the way the colors pop with the troll photos. It was early in the morning with a cloudy sky when I made those photos with the closeup lens on the Lomo'Instant Automat.