Monday, April 13, 2009

Backyard Buddies

A few weeks back I thrifted another polaroid camera. I got it at Salvation Army for $6 on half-off day but the really awesome part was that the camera already had film in it with 5 pictures left AND a full package of 600 film taped to the top! I would have gladly paid the six bucks for the box of film alone!

Not wanting to waste the precious film, the camera had been sitting unused, but Sunday afternoon while lounging barefoot in the backyard and watching Clover play with her new pals Max and Ruby, I knew it was time to try it out.


Still in her Easter dress from the day's earlier festivities (egg hunting, delicious brunch eating, live baby chick petting, a day on a farm with family and friends...), I followed her around the yard using up the camera's remaining film while experimenting with different lighting conditions and such.

With two shots left, I plopped her and her two little Easter buddies down in the patch of wild onion flowering beneath our plum tree where I took the above photo. It's my favorite of the bunch.


Since I don't have a scanner, I had to resort to taking a digital photo of it and cropping it in Photoshop. I edited the picture just by clicking the Auto Levels adjustment (the original is more washed out) and just loved the colorized effect that it gave. It kind of reminds me of one of those wonderful old autochrome photos.

Clover's Easter dress was a gift thrifted by my sister-in-law (the same one responsible for the awesome tiger suit, thanks Isolde!) It's the sweetest little vintage thing. Crisp 100% cotton with a peter pan collar, smocking with tiny embroidered flowers, and lil' puffed sleeves. Viewed full-size, you can see that it's actually white covered in the tiniest of red polka dots. Once she outgrows it, I'll probably hang it on her wall or something :)


Just a couple more shots taken over the weekend in our backyard. Learning how to pull weeds with Papa (hopefully she will inherit his amazing green thumb) and teaching our cat the art of flower sniffing (poor guy puts up with so much).

I can't help it, she's been so darn cute lately all I want to do is follow her around snapping pictures ;)

20 comments:

Hannah said...

These are so wonderful, and what a fab find- a polaroid plus film for $6! Just the film goes for £10 at least on ebay here so I'm extremely jealous! Your little girl is adorable :)

muchlove said...

Aww, I love seeing Clover pictures!

I love the colour effect of that first picture. Lucky you, finding yet another polaroid camera!

Sal said...

She is seriously one of the CUTEST little dumplings I've ever seen. That Polariod is priceless!

Liz said...

how exciting to find the camera!
i thrifted a cute sweater and it's way too small for me...i was thinking of sending it to you!
(i'd need your address of course)

Alexa said...

What a fabulous picture! There is really nothing like a Polaroid. And you scored FILM too?? SO jelly.

Annie said...

SO JEALOUS OF YOUR POLAROID CAMERA! arghhh, I want to get one SO BADLY.

Milla said...

Clooover! So unbearably cute!

Sonya said...

I would be following her around, too, snapping away!

I am drooling our your polaroid find, nice!

a cat of impossible colour said...

These pictures are so lovely. Your blog always makes me feel peaceful. :)

fash said...

she's absolutely darling, no wonder you're her personal paparazzi! i thrifted an age-old kodak a while ago, it resurfaced recently and just now you've reminded me to hunt for film...

Meaghan Kelly said...

she is absolutely fantastic! and that cat is too! hehe!
6 bucks for the polaroid is already awesome, but all that film! wow wow wow!

elena-lu said...

that polaroid is so lovely and your littl one is precious! how lovely to have these photos to capture such magical moments with your family!

Julia.K. said...

Wow! great find! Polaroid film itself is pretty darn expensive these days. And what an adorable photo! She is so beautiful.

thefashionmaven said...

I would totally read a blog all about clover (and her clothes)! Do it!
I thrifted some granny-ish ankle boots for you to add to ur collection but they are size 8 not 8.5- I hope they will work for you!

Thrifted Treasure said...

What a fantastic find!! Worth the cost alone for that gorgeous photo!!

Skye said...

Oh man, if the little dude doesn't get married to Clover one day (in the far distant future of course) then I am going to be devastated.

Ashlee said...

film included!?! what a score!

i got my polaroid camera at salvation army for free...oh the joy of being a frequent shopper.

Diane said...

Precious!

Caroline said...

Aw...looks like you had a great Easter.

Home Girl said...

what a gorgeous little doll. the polaroid seems the perfect medium for capturing her sweetness. am also very taken by her in the tiger dress-up, i want my own little clover (am certain number three will be a boy dam it!)