The 100 Week


Oh my word, has it ever been a crazy month. I just finished up the haunted house for our school carnival, and it was an extremely stressful month-long process. On top of that, Sweeney got sick, plus there was a long list of events we had to help with over the past few weekends. It's such a relief to be done! I finally have time to relax and get back to this little blog. Thank you so much for all of the sweet and encouraging comments on my last post about Sweeney! I'm happy to report that he is getting better every day, and he's actually eating on his own and walking around the house! So, earlier this month I took part in The 100 Week project after seeing Jennifer's post about it. Basically, you document the week of October 1-7 by taking 24 photos with a disposable camera. As a kid, disposables were the only kind of camera I used, and I still have albums full of those photos. Let me tell you, it was a pretty big challenge for me to use one now that I've become so accustomed to using a digital camera every day. The disposable's flash kept going off automatically and it became pretty frustrating! I didn't take quite enough photos during the week, a few of them were taken after the seventh, but it was definitely an interesting experiment. Here are a few of my semi-decent shots.


I took the last photo today to finish up the roll so I could have it developed. Those are sugar skulls Jose and I decorated with our friends who created an altar to honor cyclists who have died, for the Día de los Muertos festival this weekend. If you're interested in seeing my entire roll a bit closer, you can see it here. Ok, back to my trusty old digital camera!

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  1. These pictures are so gorgeous Danielle! <3

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  2. Somehow you managed to make that disgusting wall o' gum look really pretty, haha.

    When I was a kid I had a really junky camera (that wasn't a disposable) and the viewfinder was absolute crap because what you focused on was never actually what ended up in the picture. I have a lot of photos from that camera of my family with their heads cut off or almost cropped out of the photo entirely.

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    1. Haha I know, it's very interesting to look at, not so great to smell or stand beside. That is another one of the problems I hate with film cameras, the viewfinder not showing the exact shot... I've been known to cover the lens a bit with my finger as a result.

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  3. Wow. Some of your best photos yet. I think working with film makes every shot really considered and interesting.
    Relying on digital makes me seriously lazy, you were very brave to go film :)

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    1. Thank you! That is true, it was actually so difficult for me to decide what to photograph because I didn't want to have any wasted shots. I'm pretty lazy too though, digital is so comfortable for me.

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  4. these are FANTASTIC! i'm so inspired...i think i want to go buy another cam ha ha.

    so glad sweeney is feeling better. :)
    love the the sugar skulls you guys made for the altar.
    and do you know how to turn off the flash on the disposable!? that was challenging. ha!

    xo!
    j.

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer, that is such a huge compliment coming from you because I admire your work so much.

      As for the flash, ohhh my gosh it was so frustrating, it went off on almost every photo! I tried covering the flash with a piece of fabric but then the photos would turn out dark anyway, so I don't know if there's a way around it. I don't get why they say you've got to hold down the flash button and wait for the red light, when it automatically goes off anyway!

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    1. Thanks! It took me more than a year to actually put it out, I was afraid it'd get stolen because it's so awesome!

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  6. Oh wow. I live in Los Osos, grew up in SLO. Do you live around here??? Thats crazy, is so!! I like your blog!

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