These are a few photos taken at Russell Orchards, Ipswich, MA, from the second roll of film I recently had developed. It was my first time using my newly-acquired Minolta point-and-shoot (to replace my Canon WP-1, R.I.P.).
On an unrelated note: a couple of nights ago, with the help of Evan and a very generous friend, I hung my first photo show at a local café. As a self-taught photographer (and with some insecurities about my lack of formal artistic schooling) I couldn't help but feel somewhat of an interloper. I was lucky enough to receive some positive feedback whilst wrangling the hanging wire and navigating the six foot drop from the picture rail, which was enough for me to slow down a bit and enjoy the process. I stopped by the next day to check that everything was okay, because I tend to worry to the point of near-obsession, and there they were - my seven photos - my personal favourite (a deceased, though very peaceful-looking bunny) sitting behind a table full of kids in the throes of soda bottle lantern-making for the upcoming local parade. I felt sheepish for a moment, made a face at Evan, and shrugged my shoulders.
If you happen to be in the Boston area between now and the end of November you can see a selection of photos from the 'Not Quite Home' series (taken in Scotland and Iceland) at ULA Cafe in Jamaica Plain. They can also be viewed online, along with a few others, on my new website.
Minolta Hi-Matic AF2-M with Fujicolor Superia 200 film.