Keeping Cool / by Kiley Melicker

I've been going on a lot of adventures in the great outdoors of Oregon lately, but I have not been taking pictures. I've been in rivers and lakes, floating and swimming, enjoying the summer and the heat. The light meter in my go-to film camera is currently malfunctioning. What is really unfortunate is that I need that camera for my Women Outside project! And I want to work on it! But I don't know how to fix it! I'll have to find a repair place or purchase an external light meter.

When not adventuring, I work on the job search. It's a lot of work and applications take some time, but I'm keeping hopeful and have found some great positions to apply to. This requires a lot of computer and at home time, which leads to taking breaks to chase or pet cats.

Resting in the cool clover in the mid-day summer heat.

Resting in the cool clover in the mid-day summer heat.

Meow.

Meow.

Batman the Fishman.

Batman the Fishman.

Obligatory self-portrait of camera in mirror with hair so bright it disappears in the light sensors.

Obligatory self-portrait of camera in mirror with hair so bright it disappears in the light sensors.