Bums.

Another drive-by shooting.

October 2007. Polaroid Spectra AF + Spectra 990 film.

Described as “Fall ‘Roid Week 2007, day two!”, here’s what I wrote about it for my original Flickr post

“I tried walking into this place once before. It gave me the heebie-jeebies! I had to leave. Really!

I was on my way home after work yesterday and knew this opportunity was presenting its spooky self once again. Since I was carrying my Spectra with me I decided to stop. I’m glad I did. I went in. Got permission from the owner. Took two shots. This was the better of the two. Still gave me chills, but I got the shot I’d envisioned.”

13 years later, I still have this camera. But no film. Polaroid Originals stopped making film for these cameras earlier this year and I know the Impossible folks aren’t producing any, either.

eBay prices are a little out of my comfort zone, so I guess my Spectra AF will be for display only.

Sad.

Colors.

Blue.

The missus n’me have been layin’ low since March, and I haven’t really done any shooting away from the house.

This time has given me an opportunity to go back, review, and reflect on the last 16 years or so of my obsession with photography.

I recently passed the 7,000 mark for images posted on Flickr. I’ve had that account since August 2004.

I fiddled ’round a bit with their search tool to help organize a few fave shots by color.

It was a fun little exercise, and brought back lots of memories. I’ll be posting these on the first of each month.

Here’s the color blue, first in a series.