It’s been a long time coming, and it seems that the magnolia, cherry, and plum trees are all at least a few days behind schedule. But spring is on its way nonetheless. This is how I, the crazed photographer, can tell that the seasons are changing:
- A glimpse inside the film fridge reveals a startling lack of ISO 100 films. But we suddenly have so much more sun and daylight! I immediately add Ektar and Reala to my shopping list and begin daydreaming about the vivid colors and fine grain.
- Concerned that I might miss peak flowering times, I begin poring over the EXIF data of photos taken in previous years. I make note of dates and locations of my favorite flowering trees in the hopes of catching them in full bloom.
- The cats begin shedding their winter coats. I curse the furry critters, and grumble every time I have to clean cat hair off my camera bag, scanner, dining table …
- Realize that Edwin Land‘s birthday is just over a month away and it’s on a Saturday this year! Begin brainstorming ideas for a commemorative photowalk or other celebration worthy of the genius inventor.
- I finally update my online shop with spring photo notecards. Perfect for Easter greetings and seasonal notes!
How do you know that it’s spring in your neck of the woods?
A magnolia tree in my neighborhood, captured on expired 779 film with my Polaroid SX-70.
Photo notecard available for purchase online at analogadventures.bigcartel.com.