Monday, August 26, 2013

field notes

I have inadvertently amassed myself a collection of Field Notes. I didn't mean to, but every time the email comes through with the next limited edition, I can't help it.

They are a perfect little notebook. Small, slim, lightweight, graph-lined with a handy section at the front for noting your name and pertinent co-ordinates, should it be misplaced.

They are arriving in my postbox, being admired and then stowed away and saved for a future use. But I have no idea what that future use is. 

So time to start taking them out into the field. Having been inspired by reading Elizabeth Spiers' On Keeping a Notebook in the Digital Age, I resolve to keep one on my person and note down ideas for knitting projects, recipes, travels, decor and anything else that catches my eye. Notes on my iphone isn't going to cut it any more.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

holiday on film, part four

Formentor beach. We took a boat round to this hidden spot, sought shelter in a cafe (of sorts) from a rain shower, and then swam in the clear water. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

holiday on film, part three

Some days were just spent at the villa - swimming, reading, eating, snoozing and drinking.

Which is sometimes what holidays are all about.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

holiday on film, part two

This film turned out beautifully - it truly shows the warmth of the colours that we saw every day.  I think it was a lomo 100. 

Every single time I get another film developed from this camera, I fall in love with it more and more. The depth of field and clarity of the images are perfect. I'm so glad I left the digital slr at home and "relied" on the film one. 

1. entrance to our villa  
2. beautiful blue shutters that match the sky  
3. elderflower cocktails  
4. an evening paddle  
5. more delicious cocktails  
6. looking out to the table where we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner in the heat  
7 - 12. lunch and taking in old town pollenca  

Saturday, August 10, 2013

back on dry land

just back from our holidays. will share some photos when the films get developed, which is one of the best things about going on holiday - looking forward to seeing what the films turn out like.