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{Quarantimes} Volume Four

Fall 2020. I had gotten a Nikon mount version of a lens I have already have and liked and shot the whole roll with it!

Started this film out in Oxford, Mississippi, where I’d gone to take my mom to a doctor’s appointment

I always took pictures of flowers for mom (though she never got to see these 🙁 )

Hello

The iconic Ajax Diner

I was thrilled to see these pictures of my niece, whom I’d gotten to shoot a roll of film in one of my cameras! I want her to be my protege, of course.

I’d told her to take pictures of the flowers to show her Gramma, but again, I wasn’t able to get this film developed for a couple of years and mom didn’t get to see the photos 🙁

My little love

I was so proud of her for being creative enough to kneel down to get this shot

Ice cream shop in Oxford

We did something that fall that I felt betrayed all my fellow hunker downers: we went to see one of our favorite movies, Bend it Like Beckham, at the Orpheum. All safety precautions taken, and it ended up that there were probably only a total of twenty people in the whole building that night!

I feel some regret that so many photos I’ve gotten developed after mom passed away featured her wearing a face mask, so you don’t get to see her in her full glory. But at least I got to see new pics of mom after we lost her.

You may not be able to tell, but she’s smiling (you can tell by her eyes!)

I’ve said it before: the Orpheum is probably my favorite place in Memphis. So may good memories of going there to see their summer movie series with my family.

The iconic Beale Street

Umbrellas, for some reason 

Double exposure of said umbrellas

 

In Oxford again for mom to visit a doctor

Mom really loved this metal sculpture near the town square down there, so I took some snaps of it 

Little one and her coffee

Us

It was hard trying to get this shot straight! It’s a covered area with seating in downtown Oxford

The closest thing to fall colors that we get down here 

Nikon F3 HP •  Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8 lens • Fuji Superia 400 film

Side note: I got kind of emotional putting this post together, because so much of it involved mom

 

{Quarantimes} Volume Three

More film from 2020 when we weren’t going many places, and it was all to-go coffee, all the time.

God bless the lemongrass tofu from Pho Bihn

Love peeping my mom and niece in this photo of a very of the era coffee shop visit

The plants at City & State all have names

Also very of the era: someone’s face mask on a bush outside a restaurant

It felt weird going to a restaurant, even though we were outside. But Mom loved this place in Oxford, so it was a joy to go with her when we were down that way

Canon T70 50mm f/1.8 lens ⋅ Fuji Superia 400, expired in 2005