Long time no post...
by, 10-19-2008 at 11:39 AM (1363 Views)
Multiple things have happened since I last posted.
- I've regained my mobility
- I've moved in to my shared studio
- I bought a Rolleiflex (2.8 E, for those who must know)
I'm finally walking like a normal person (well, most of the time, anyway- stairs can still be a challenge, especially at the end of the day). It has taken so long to get back to some semblance of normal activity; the frustration factor is rather high. Word to the wise- don't get fat, and if you do, don't get injured. Things you take for granted won't be quite so easy anymore.
I finally moved my stuff in to the studio. I found a shared studio in Rockville, Maryland (about 30 mins from my house) for a reasonable price. It is a space with a lot of potential - it just needs a major cleaning-up. I've already had one shoot there, and I'm going to shoot again several times in the next few weeks.
I was feeling the itch to burn some cash on Ebay, and I wanted to get back into Medium Format (I have 90+ rolls of FP4+ sitting in a box in my basement that need shot). So I went out and found myself a Rolleiflex 2.8E for a reasonable price. I'm sure it will need a CLA, but it is in generally good working order (it even came with the original owners manual, and a fresnel with grid focusing screen).
I'm getting back into the darkroom again today for an all-day developing bender - I have a serious backlog of film to process. The really frustrating thing about doing a lot of shooting is that you find yourself with way too much film to soup and print, and not enough time to do it in, especially if you have a day job. GRRR.