Embracing imperfection

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As with my Japan trip, I brought 2 film cameras to Taipei. This time I chose to bring my Lomo Diana because it weighs so much less than my Fuji GF670. However, for lighter weight, I traded sharpness for soft focus, and risks of light leaks among other things. I think next time I’ll opt for a heavier load, but for now I am embracing imperfection! Plus this is what hipstamatic people strive for right? Lomography is a big part of that movement.

Above is a long exposure of the view from the balcony of the apartment where I stayed. I love how from almost any vantage point in Taipei some sort of mountain is visible.

benefit of jet lag

takayame 6am

Jet lag is not usually a good thing, but while in Japan, I was waking up around or before 6 each morning. Ridiculous I know, but it gave me time to draw. Our hotel in Takayama had hot springs baths on their top floor as well as a beautiful view of the town. I spent a few hours drawing the view from the window. Above is what I was able to draw in a few hours with some of the trees added later. BTW that hotel was the BEST.