Photos from Pinhole Day 2014

The last Sunday of April is the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, or Pinhole Day for short. This year, it fell on April 27, which was yesterday. I managed to talk my husband into driving me to the town of Goderich, Ontario by the Lake Huron to take some pinhole photos with my trusty Lumix GF1 and the Pinwide pinhole “lens” (basically a body cap with a hole on it), which has been my Pinhole Day set-up for a couple of years now.

We were planning on going to Goderich on Easter Friday but decided against it because it was rainy. I later learned that a dead body was found at the beach where we would’ve been if we went there that day (which is where we were yesterday). Got to say, I’m happy not to be one of the people who found it. I don’t know if my head would be able to handle any more traumatizing experiences.
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Lovely Saturday

Lovely Saturday

This past Saturday we decided against going on a thrifting round, which is what we usually do on a Saturday. When my husband asked what I felt like doing that day, I said, “Going to Goderich and get two dozen butter tarts!” and to which he said, “That’s what I’m thinking, too!” We are so in tune it’s not even funny.
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What We’ve Been Up To Lately

Down the Hog Line

“I’ve been everywhere, man!”

Well, sort of. After our trip to Newfoundland (which was fantastic, by the way), we decided to take up geocaching because we nerds needed a nerdy reason to go outside and enjoy the great outdoor. Geocaching sounds like a nerdy enough reason, even if it sometimes makes us do really stupid things, like checking out all the plaque on every single park bench down by the river for clues. But at least it gets us to use our legs and walk!

Geocaching also, more often than not, brings good photo opportunities. Many geocachers are thoughtful enough to hide their caches in scenic areas and some hidden gems. I’ve seen some beautiful old churches and old cemeteries I wouldn’t have known existed otherwise. I also love driving through beautiful Ontario farmland and checking out the random cows and horses and the occasional donkeys. It’s not really a way to save on gas, but eh, everything has its cost. And I get to take some pretty pictures.

This past weekend, we got to hide our first geocache! You see, I’ve been obsessed with sudoku puzzles lately and one night I had a dream about sudoku and geocaching. So we decided to combine sudoku and geocaching and made our first hide a puzzle cache. The puzzles are like the easiest sudoku puzzles in the world but hey, it was our first cache and we wanted people to go find it! We might make the puzzles a little harder for the next one.

Um, what else? Oh, I started selling expired film and some of my cameras on Etsy two weeks ago, and I’ve got three sales so far! Without any marketing! Maybe I just got lucky. I need to list more items but it’s been rainy and cloudy lately and I need good natural light for my product shots. Not a big fan of flash/artificial light here. My Etsy shop is called Many Cameras.

I already got a domain called manycameras.com before I started the shop. The original plan was to install an online shop front there, but then I got lazy. Not wanting it to go to waste, two days ago I decided to start a new photoblog there where I post my favourite photos that I shot on film only with many different cameras. If you’re on Tumblr, feel free to follow me. Even if you’re not on Tumblr, you can still subscribe to the RSS feed. And here goes the link to Many Cameras, the photoblog.

And that’s all what we’ve been up to lately. Yes, very exciting indeed!

Dental Woes

No Picnic

I’ve probably used the picture above in another post in the past but thought I’d post it again because it just won me a new camera bag through a photo contest held by Book Depository! There were 2260 entries when the contest ended. Who knew I’d be one of the 10 winners. I only entered one photo (out of the three allowed) and just kind of forgot about it until they sent me a message about me being one of the 10 winners. It’s kind of nice to know that soon I’ll be able to put my camera with some lenses and a laptop in the same bag when I’m travelling.

Um, what was I going to write about again? Oh right. The sad state of my poor teeth. I’ve been having a toothache since Monday. Didn’t tell Troy about it until Wednesday morning when the pain got a bit unbearable. He then made me an appointment with his trusty dentist in Waterloo who was willing to see me the next day, i.e. today. The last time I saw a dentist was probably when I was still in middle school. It was that long ago. Ever since my trusty dentist in Indonesia (who had been my dentist since I was a wee little kid) died, I just couldn’t trust another dentist. But now I think I’ve found another dentist I could trust. Troy’s dentist turns out to be not scary at all!

Long story short, I have a tooth extraction, a root canal and a dental implant in a not so distant future. And the dentist’s only looked at two of my molars. Yup, serves me right for not going earlier. That dentist visit was super long overdue. If last year was the year of optometrist/ophthalmologist visits, this year is definitely going to be the year of dentist visits. Not really looking forward to it but I just keep telling myself that after this long string of dentist visits, I’ll be able to eat like a normal person again. Haven’t been able to do that for a while so that’s something to look forward to.

Anyway, this will be the first of two blog updates I’m supposed to make this week since it’s March already and the second step in the Operation Blog Revival’s 6-step program is to blog twice a week in March and April. Not sure how I’m going to keep with it since my life is not really all that interesting and there are only so many things I could talk about but we’ll see. I’ll figure something out. Someone told me once that I’m resourceful. :)