Exploring

Flea market treasures

Over the lovely three day weekend, my boyfriend and I decided to explore the Alemany flea market.  We loved going to the flea market in San Luis Obispo and were both excited to see what San Francisco had to offer.  Turns out, I found a TON of awesome items that I thought would be nice for my future apartment.  I really love vintage finds and the Alemany flea market had a wide variety of trinkets and treasures.

My “treasure box” with vintage matches, old pamphlets, a Fentons milk bottle, and some cool keys.

Red tool box, an SF welcome map, and old baking and cooking pamphlets that I absolutely love.

Cool toolboxes that my boyfriend found.

My favorite find- old matches. The designs and fonts on these are too cute. I seem to have a blue and pink theme going.

Awesome camera that still had half a roll of unused film!

Taken with a Nikon D90

Overall, the flea market was a success!  We are definitely going back.  I can’t wait to find more cool stuff (and not junk!) for my hopefully near future SF apartment.

Lake Tahoe with Camera+

Over the weekend, I went snowboarding in Tahoe with my sister and our two cousins from Texas.  I’ve gone snowboarding almost every year since high school, but this was by far the most gorgeous weather I have ever seen in Tahoe.  As I was driving towards the mountains, I noticed that the clear blue sky and the sunlight along with the bright snow and green trees all created such a beautiful scene.  I was so fortunate to have an easy snow-free drive as well as beautiful scenery to snowboard in.  Of course, I wanted to capture all of the beauty, so I busted out my iPhone whenever I could and used my favorite post-processing app, Camera+.

My sister on the mountain.

Random snowman we found.

Absolutely gorgeous in Tahoe.

All taken on iPhone 4 with Camera+ app

Diana Lens

I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with different types of cameras.  From disposable to polaroid to smart phones, I find it fun to try out new types of photography.  For Christmas, my boyfriend gave me a Diana lens for my Nikon DSLR.  I’ve been eying the Diana film camera for a while, but kept having second thoughts because of the lack of my Holga camera usage.  Even though there is a completely different experience when using film cameras, I still like having my photos easily available and having no limits when using a digital camera.  The Diana lens is a perfect fit for me to still experiment with the toy camera effect without having to go through the process of developing film.

Here are a few photos from my first test run.  The lens creates very soft and dream-like photos.  For these, I inserted a piece of construction paper with a small hole between the lens and the camera to create the vignetting.  It’s challenging to get the lighting and focus correct, but I love the effect! I can’t wait to take these lens out again!

Taken with Diana lens on Nikon D90

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