polaroid love : group 2/3


Beach House

This is Polaroid group 2 of 3 from our recent visit to the beach. The photos have been scanned without any additional editing, although they could probably use it as there are definitely some issues with things getting caught in the shot - like the side mirror of our car in the pic above. I realize now that the photographers who create magic with Polaroids are really great photographers. Patience is critical as you really want to take your time and look at the entire frame in order to capture a good shot.

I think it's a helpful exercise for me because I do a lot of cropping of my digital photos on my computer and I don't really enjoy that part at all. I don't want to become an expert in Photoshop or have several dozen shots of anything unless they are distinctive. But, you can't beat the convenience of digital and experimenting with different filters, etc. is fun. Either way, my goal it to spend more time taking photos and less time fixing them.

xo, Cindy


Red Geraniums


Pool


Blue Hydrangeas


Flower Wall


Main Beach

14 comments:

Krissy said...

oh Cindy! These are so fantastic :) Love the last one!

quaint handmade said...

thank you krissy! i thought i messed that one up as i didn't focus on one group of umbrellas.

Jessie Cacciola said...

so lovely. i agree, you just can't beat instant (and permanent) film. xo

The Lil Bee said...

Your geraniums and flower wall could be in a museum. Exquisite.

please sir said...

Even more polaroid?! I'm LOVING it!!

suzanne said...

Wow, I just love the sense of nostalgia that comes along with these photos. I'm especially drawn to the bottom beach scene. I swear it looks like it was taken in the 1968 rather than 2008.

please sir said...

Ohh...the eagle vs. shark dvd is broken?! What is wrong with them! You may find it online with a quick search for "watch eagle vs shark online" good luck!

Elizabeth said...

I love the dreaminess of the photos. Do you have very much of the film left?

Octavine Illustration said...

the main beach picture is so wonderfully timeless...beautifully shot.

Cicada Studio said...

These are really wonderful! You only really get that one shot with a polaroid, and you've got to take the time to compose the pic you want. I'd say, mission successful! I don't mind the color shifts- it just adds to the sentimentality of the medium.

quaint handmade said...

wow - thanks so much you guys! and, the lil bee, no way, but they're available ;).

the nostalgic quality is so great and does give the feeling that they were taken years ago. i love that about polaroid and the instant gratification if you get it right.

i have one more group to show tomorrow and then less than 15 more available shots left. as of now, anyway!

julie king said...

my fave is the beach scene!! you just gotta love polaroid film!!!

Mrs.French said...

simply lovely Cindy!

quaint handmade said...

thanks julie and mrs. french!