Analog Photography

May 14th – I had a great weekend with Zab being back in Los Angeles. Though, I’m biased and always love the time that we get to spend together. Over the weekend we tried to eat at least 1 taco at all the various taco places in Downtown. Though, we kind of failed later in the day as one of the places gave both of us an uneasy stomach. We have some ideas on the culprit, but I’m not going to name names. She was off getting ready for her flight while I was shooting her uniform, which she looks great in.

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May 15th – I’m all packed up as well and about to roll out for my work trip to Montreal, New Jersey, and New York. Is it obvious which shirts Zab helped me fold? They look a lot more pro than my own attempts.

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May 16th – Well.. there was going to be a black and white version of this same shot, but it got wrecked when security pulled the dark slide on that holder during a hand check. Fortunately I had shot the same scene on Ektar as well. This occurrence is what got me thinking more that maybe I need to use other cameras for this 365 and not just be limited to my 4×5.

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May 17th – No shots in New Jersey since it was a busy morning, I waited to get my daily shot once I was able to make it to Manhattan in the afternoon. I shot this from the hotel and was surprised I was able to get it without interference from the glass without a polarizing filter. I had forgotten mine at home.

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May 18th – Such a hot day in NYC already, it was around 97 and humid. I forgotten how tiring it can be trying to walk in that heat with the 4×5 and didn’t end up shooting anything outside and only shot the room once I came back exhausted. Dealing with the heat was another reason why I got to thinking perhaps I should adapt my camera choices to the situation for this project.

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May 19th – Finally home again after a long day and surprisingly few delays from JFK. Time for a beer and to kick back.

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May 20th – Normal days, getting caught up on laundry and cleaning now that I’m home.

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May 7th – My valve cover is ready to be tapped for a new 5/8″ vent, I got to drill it out at Raul’s with his drill press.

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May 8th – Found a set of good condition clear side markers though the SoCal Evo group. Makes the overall car lines look cleaner in my opinion. Can’t wait to get the rest of the Evo 7 body work done.

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May 9th – Cabbage and onions frying and softening up for yaki soba

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May 10th – My 1/2″ NPT to 5/8″ barbs for my valve cover vent project showed up. Not sure how I’m going to fit these as they’re bigger than I had expected.

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May 11th – Starting to prep the valve cover for a new coat of paint, letting some aircraft stripper do its magic. Trying to stay busy since I was worried that Zab wouldn’t make it back to LA because she accidentally missed her first flight.

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May 12th – Relieved and super happy, Zab was able to get a later flight in and we were both starving by the time we got back to downtown so almost nothing better than getting more LA Cafe food to quench that hunger.

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May 13th – Mugi… in heat again. I can’t decide if I will find her a partner or just get her fixed finally. It’s sad for me to think that if I don’t later I won’t have any other legacy from her.

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April 30th – The lights are finally all painted and the lenses polished and UV sealed. Took much longer than I would have thought, but along the way I ran into a few snags, plus the perfectionist side of me made me redo parts of the painting and polishing a few times until I got it right.

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May 1st – Lights installed and looking good. Couldn’t get the clear side markers installed though since my old pair had really discolored while in storage.

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May 2nd – Long day of presentation preparations, just watching the daylight fade again after work.

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May 3rd – One of my favorite Japanese snacks, just something to help me get through the last of the presentation preparations, though they’re always better with beer.

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May 4th – Now that I have a little more time I can get back to trying to finish up more of the Evo projects. Now on to color sanding and polishing the clear coat on my old lights to get them ready to sell.

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May 5th – Out at Raul’s watching and sort of helping him with the new livery install.

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May 6th – Old lights are all sanded and polished up.

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