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20 Feet Under The Sea

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Did you know that at Disney's Castaway Cay there is a sunken Nautilus from the old 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea ride?  Did you also know that I went there in December and braved the cold water to take photos of it for you guys?  Well, I did!

Here's a picture of a Nautilus in its glory days.

What's interesting is that the parts you could not see when the ride was open are now the only parts you see.  Meaning, it is now upside down, sunken in the sand.









I also found this guy hanging out down there.



Film Cameras: Polaroid Sun 660

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Over the summer I decided the buy a Polaroid camera, this turned out to be harder than I imagined.  The first problem is that most of the ones being sold online usually say "I think it works."  which was a gamble I was not willing to take.  Then, like a sign from the gods, I saw this on my Grandma's couch.


She was pretty surprised by my enthusiasm over her old camera, so she gave it to me.  Next step, find film!  In case you did not know, Polaroid no longer makes 600 instant film.  This means that your main option is buying expired film online for $35 (and up) for one pack (which is 10 pictures).  Luckily some die hard Polaroid employees started The Impossible Project, and they make the film now.  
Their film will still run you about $30 (for 8 pictures) but they have some pretty awesome film options.  I went with the Color Shade film because it gives the pictures a real 70's/80's look.  The only problem was that it took me 4 pictures to figure out which way to p…