The new mexican place that we can all seem to agree we like is Tapas, here in downtown Lawrence. Last time we were there, the margaritas were strong, the fajitas were tasty, life was good. This time, not as much as last time, but we feasted on all the good news we had to celebrate instead. These were all shot on a F100, Kodak Portra or Fuji Superia (1.5 rolls used last night!)

And when it comes down to it, all that matters, to me at least, at a Mexican place is the quality of the chips, salsa, and guacamole, and this place has THE BEST of those three things in Lawrence. Fresh, homemade, hot, thin, crisp chips, cilantro packed salsa, and chunky guac. Yes, yes yes!


I think one of the reasons I love photography is the all of the anticipation.
Waiting for the right moment,
waiting for the film,
waiting until you master that new technique.
The patience required makes it all the more satisfying, and the challenge of it makes it all the more rewarding.

I remember that one night in the darkroom, trying to get my 120 film on the reels for the first time,
so nervous about messing up the film in the process, up against the clock of the time available in the lab.
After a half hour of trying, taking breaks, and going back at it, refusing to give up,
you might imagine how happy I was when it finally worked.

And all the times I send my film out to get developed, I check the mail compulsively every day, hoping it is back and
I'm so dang disappointed when the mailbox is empty.
I'm one of those people that tracks my packages online just so I can get mad when it isn't delivered by the
"estimated delivery."
If I don't have something to look forward to each week, I find myself a little less cheerful than normal.
Sometimes I plan things to look forward to, and I think I'm just now realizing that I do this and why!

With photography, there is always a season or event to look forward to capturing,
and I think that is one of the things that keeps me satisfied, entertained, and just plain hooked.

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