The Diana and Holga have a dial to advance the film, and the cold weather had stiffened both dials especially on the Diana which has a more fragile body. After brutalizing my forefinger and thumb, and giving up on the Diana, I now use small pliers to advance the film; turning slowly so that the film does not snap. These are some new, and major considerations when shooting outside; at least in Michigan. This is more or less why I haven't been out since. Instead I've been journaling; writing down new recipes of film, light and equipment.
I don't make New Years' resolutions about anything because I think that whether you're working on a photography project or self improvement that you already know the basics and that thereafter you're constantly tweaking what's working and what isn't. I'm also hyper-aware that by resetting the yearly calendar only perpetuates the illusion of time because once time is gone its gone.
One tweak that I've decided on is that I would enter more photography contests and take more people pictures so I'm hoping that there will be people out - in the cold - for me to photograph. The next few days will be in the single digits, and Sunday promises to be a balmy 26 so I've decided that this will be a serious shoot day that will hopefully get me back on my competition schedule.
Until next week and remember that I post on Facebook almost daily so like, follow and share.