September 6, 2009

the best laid plans

the plans were to have a girly weekend by the pool...the rain and other detours crashed that idea. and boy did it rain. all day and all night sort of rain. but today was better.

i cat-sat for a dear friend of mine and i always love stalking her garden with my camera. and then i visited a couple of my favorite spots to try things in a new way. this is after being inspired by a book i found at urban outfitters yesterday, "the polaroid book." (since i can't find a decent polaroid camera around here and uf wants $120 for their issue and a film pack - ouch)

you will be seeing a few of these over the week. today, i'll leave you with my favorite fake polas. these are from the second story window of the new carousel carving school in birmingham. i was in love but no one was at home (it is a holiday weekend afterall) - i so want to go back here.....you can see why, i'm sure.




hope you're having a great weekend so far....i'm having a dish of ice cream and going to bed. sweet dreams and finer things.

34 comments:

  1. Sweet dreams to you...

    I love polaroid images. That's why I always try to duplicate them in photoshop but the results are nothing compared to the originals. Maybe because my photoshop skills are just so so. Can't wait to see the images you took.

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  2. hey Char, it rained all weekend here too. I did have a good time with my sister though. I like the photos. Take care, c

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  3. I think I saw an action to duplicate a polaroid image, but no. Maybe it was the holga camera action. These are cool, btw!

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  4. Oooh, I want to go with you to that carving school! I had no idea there was such a place!

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  5. I love that you can take a rainy day/weekend and still be happy and make the most of it....we would sooooo get along with each other....

    acutally....we would have taken photos of each other dancing in the rain...oh yes...that's what we would have done !!!

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  6. now i'm really disappointed i didn't drive over. wish'd i'd know you stayed.
    by the way how do you do this from FB?

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  7. I love that white bunny in the window something fierce. Always a fan of poloroids. Fake or not. Experimenting is always good in my book.

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  8. that carousel carving school in birmingham sounds awesome!! those are some sweet looking creatures in the window

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  9. Love the images.

    There is even a Flickr group that only posts polaroids.

    Jen

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  10. Beautiful stuff Char..I miss the rain and I am looking forward to the fall

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  11. We've had the most gorgeous weekend and I haven't enjoyed it nearly as much as I wanted to because of stupid allergies.

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  12. "a carousel carving school"...wow! It's wonderful to know that there are places like that carrying on the creative tradition.

    And yeah, it rained here on the west coast yesterday too but we really needed it, so we went to see Julie and Julia and stayed indoors. Loved it!

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  13. it looks like the carousel animals are just waiting to get out and have fun with everyone!

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  14. A carousel carving school?! Sounds like a great place to prowl about with a camera i hand, Char!

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  15. sorry your weekend did not work out. I have been sick all week and weekend so mine is just blah!

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  16. lovely pics. enjoy your weekend.

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  17. A dish of ice cream... Now how long has it been since I bought ice cream and sat down and had a bowl. Too long! (And for certain sure it isn't that I'm dieting or anything.) Sweet dreams and finer things to you too!
    Brenda

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  18. The poor little animals looking so longingly outside. I hope they can get out and play soon.

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  19. such lovely pictures, i am loving them! :)

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  20. did you take those photos?
    love them

    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  21. Carousel carving school?! Wow. I am totally intrigued... Can't wait to see more photos!
    -maria

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  22. these two are really filled with imagery...reflection, a window is the perfect frame !

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  23. It WAS a very, rainy weekend. Glad you were able to get out a bit and take some shots. You have to totally go back to these windows...I wnat to know what is inside!
    Can't wait to see some of your newly inspired shots!
    xxxoo,
    a.

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  24. We had a hot, hot, beautiful summer with very few rain showers. The other day we had a downpour in the middle of the day and the water was warm and it smelled so great after.

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  25. Hmmm, so I guess trying to leave a comment from my cell phone doesn't actually work!
    I would love to visit that carousel store! Can I come with you?
    Sometimes rainy days are just what you need to get caught up.
    LOVE the polaroid effect!
    I was just in Urban Outfitters and saw the array of Polaroid gear!!! Very tempting...
    Have a great evening.
    Char

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  26. Next time we need share a bowl of ice cream over the long weekend.

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  27. ...I think you could put these two images in your shop...they are stunning!..Love the unexpectedness of the animals looking out the window...great capture!...That's the way to make the most of a rainy day for sure!

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  28. these shots are amazing! kid of moody, nostalgic, and haunting. or maybe i am projecting?

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  29. lovely. lovely. i just found an sx70 at a garage sale this weekend. going to pick up film at lunch... hope it works. do you use http://www.rollip.com/ for the fake polaroid look? it's awesome. hope you find yourself a polaroid camera soon. i can just imagine the magic you will create with it.

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  30. i bet that ice cream was good.
    xo

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  31. Oh. Those images make me so sad. Carousels should not be shut up in a building. Never behind bricks. Those frisky animals needs space and air to romp and play.

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.