Scanning Negatives: Kodak Cameo Motor-EX Summer 2009

When I found this camera on the shelf at Goodwill for $3 I yelped out loud. I had one of these when I was a teenager but I had given it away. It’s just a gem of a cheap 35mm point and shoot camera.

Most of these photos are from our road trip to St. Louis in 2009, which remains the most chill and relaxing vacation we have ever taken.

Forest Park, St Louis Missouri:

St. Louis, Summer 2009

St Louis, 2009

Missouri Botanical Garden:

St Louis, 2009

Missouri Botanical Garden, Summer 2009

Missouri Botanical Garden, Summer 2009

Missouri Botanical Garden, Summer 2009

Missouri Botanical Garden, Summer 2009

Dogsitting at my brother-in-law’s house-with-a-pool:

Summer 2009

Summer 2009

4th of July:



This was one of those times when I took the wrong camera with me. It was still light enough for the wide & slim when we started out on our walk, but I shot this at twilight when we were heading across a parking lot on the way home. I saw this leaf on the asphalt, perfectly heart shaped, wet and alone.

I love it anyway.

large, on black

I went to the dentist yesterday and got my final filling. I’m going back next year for some deep gum cleaning, but am otherwise done with the dentist as long as I can keep my teeth healthy. I’ve stopped drinking the soda pops (aside from special occasions, like the state fair and disney world), I brush, I floss, I listerine. There’s no reason I can’t maintain my teeth. You know… except for the crappy teeth gene. It’s hard to beat genetics.

Scans for posterity, Smena 8M, Summer 2006.

I’ve commenced with the official rescanning of all of my negatives. Instead of uploading them anew and deleting the old versions on flickr, I’m replacing them. This means I’m replacing things uploaded in 2006, so it’s barely likely anyone will notice. Thus I’m gonna share all the new scans here. Aren’t you lucky?

My first roll with the Smena 8M, Summer 2006, the back popped open and some of them are overexposed & wonky:


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