Walking around the city & film woes


It had been awhile since i’ve used film, so I brought one of my toy cameras along to a sunny day in the city. What I didn’t know, was that I would have a really hard time getting the film developed. All of the local drugstores removed their machines and some provided a service to send it out for developing, for a lot of $$ and a week turnaround! After finding out that a Costco nearby still had a machine, the lovely boyfriend did me a solid and dropped the film off. It was a great price, BUT I can’t go back there because we don’t have a Costco membership and we got away with it this one time. I know film has been dying out, but I feel like a fool for not realizing it was this bad & that one hour photo processing is no more! Very sad.

Anyway, I really love the vibrant colors produced by the film I used. Although some good shots came out blurry i’m happy with the results. Next time i’ll slow down more :) Here’s this past Saturday on film:

  
Drove to Queens to check out a bud’s new apartment then took the train into Manhattan.

  
Stopped by the Etsy x Dossier pop up shop / a pretty park

  
Brian took us out of the way to look at a beautifully designed menu, it was worth it / did a lot of shopping (more like looking!)

  
Succulents galore.

  

  
Little Italy festival around where we got falafel.

All taken with a Diana Mini & 35mm Lomography film (that I got on clearance whoop whoop!)

P.S– If anyone happens to know of a photo lab in the Long Island area that still develops 35mm film, send them my way.

Adventureland

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After work on Friday, I spent the late afternoon at the local amusement park called Adventureland. It was a lot bigger than I remember it being as a kid!

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Usually when I edit photos I end up desaturating them, but I wanted to try something different this time around: increased saturation.

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frisbee

adventureland

The dinky kids lady bug roller coaster was my favorite.

Do you usually edit photos in the same style, or change it up often? Have you been to any amusement parks yet this summer?

Florida Barn Wedding


Wanted to pop in and share some photos I took at my cousin’s sweet barn wedding! When we arrived at the ranch we were taken on a tractor ride to one area of the large fields where the ceremony would take place.

It was downpouring all day, which just so happened to stop an hour or so before. The chairs were set up next to this gorgeous large tree–It reminded me of a weeping willow but the actual name escapes me!

I drank many spiked blueberry lemonades in mason jars, had too much fun watching everyone in the photo booth, played bean bag toss (poorly) and had a great time with my family.

Winter Wonderland

This New York winter has been kicking my butt. I feel like we had it coming though because last year was such a pathetic winter season– Walking around in just sweatshirts and sneakers & I think it snowed a max of two times. I’m sure everyone on the east coast & other chilly places are feeling the frustration of not seeing grass for weeks and getting stuck indoors when you have plans. Snow after snow after snow. A couple mornings ago, I took my complaining about the weather and pushed it aside because it was way too pretty outside not to appreciate it.

How To Beat The Winter Blues:
. oatmeal
. get up early so you have more minutes of sunshine
. one word- scarves.
. make some fingerless gloves
. treat yourself & relax (I definitely watch around 150% more T.V. in the winter!)

Geocaching Adventure + Landscapes

On one of the last warm days of fall in New York, Matt and I went on a little geocaching adventure. This was the first time i’ve been in about 2 years! During one summer my friend Dani and I would spend whole days just going around local areas with a hiking GPS seeing how many caches we could find before it got dark out. If you have no idea what i’m talking about, check out Geocaching.com!

We headed to a nearby park/beach that had 3 caches within walking distance. Now that I have a decent smartphone the geocaching app speeds up the process! Big fan of this mural.

Getting warmer?

We found a tiny one under this bridge

…And another one along the bushes of a baseball field. I hope to make it out ‘treasure hunting’ one more time before it gets too too cold out :) Geocaching is my favorite way to enjoy the outdoors & explore areas you frequently pass by, but wouldn’t otherwise spend time in because you haven’t had a reason to. There’s always going to be something nearby to find.