This was Hermes, Krewe d'Etat, Morpheus night, the Friday before Mardi Gras.
Pictures are from the Nikkormat FT with plain 50/2 lens, on Kodak 400Tmax, shot at ISO 800 and I asked the shop to push it one stop. About half the roll was usable, some pictures needed no modifications, but a few were made darker.
Manual focus and hold still. Try to not spill beer on the camera.
This is the yearly post to tell you all to go look at Mardi Gras pictures. Some are from film and will still be on the roll until later in the week. Have fun!
This is the best king cake I have had all season. I made it for Clay's birthday and it took three or four hours but it was soft and fluffy and awesome. Even the purple sugar came out purple instead of black.
I used a version of my mom's recipe that she had cut in half to make it easier to handle and it fit on a half-sheet with room to spare. Next time I'm going to try to get the icing thicker and I might do a two-strand twist. Process is somewhat documented in this set and the beginning is "put everything in a stand mixer and run it until it behaves, then let it rise for an hour or so."
Maybe I'll post the recipe with notes eventually. Until then, parades. Happy Mardi Gras!
This one looks better big. This is a scan from a lab print, but I developed the negatives at home. I'm considering making an 8x10 print next time I break out the enlarger. Chemicals are fun!
The Storyland Mermaid, in City Park at night during Celebration in the Oaks.
Something is brewing, but I am going to continue to tease you all with pictures until later.