Wednesday, October 12, 2011

diana does france.



I faced my fear and used film. I not only used film, I used film in a highly unreliable 50 year old camera. I not only used film in a highly unreliable 50 year old camera, I used film in a highly unreliable 50 year old camera and didn't use anything else. No digital SLR, no camera phone. Just film. (apart from that time I pinched my father in law's point and shoot thingy because I thought my HU50YOC looked pretty cool against the yellow table in the restaurant by the canal.) So, I have no photos of France to show you yet. In fact I may never have photos of France to show you, given the Highly Unreliable nature of my HU50YOC. Whatever. I'll just tell you that it was good, really good. Even if we didn't get our dirty weekend by the sea and it was Too Damn Hot and I had to work and mosquitoes BIT MY BOOBS. Even then, it was good. Wine + cheese + bread + coffee + shorts + naked babies chasing a ball kind of good. 

18 comments:

  1. That's awesome Cara! I love the shot of you holding your babe and a camera!
    XO
    Sam

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  2. Oh yay, you took your Diana! :) I took loads in NY and I have a horrible suspicion that none of them will come out – but that's part of the 'fun' of it ;) Glad the holiday was good... food, booze, shorts, babies with a ball sounds perfectly relaxed – a holiday in other words! :)

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  3. Oh yay! Peonies is back! Hope the post-holiday blues aren't biting you on the a*se too hard :)

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  4. You're slowly encouraging myself to go back at film. Maybe...

    Nice to hear you had a great time! Apart from work... and mosquitoes... and all that stuff :)

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  5. So excited to see the photos (assuming it all works out!) I'm getting more and more intrigued by film myself, it's a great idea to try it on holiday!

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  6. I'm sorry - but didn't that body of yours carry TWINS...like...only a YEAR AGO??!?

    You look INCREDIBLE!

    The photos aren't bad, either ;) Glad summer 'take 2' was a success.
    x

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  7. Get that film developed asap! I am sure it all came out just fine. Little light leaks and all. Sure they will look great.

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  8. I love my Diana camera - sadly digital has given me the fear of late and I'm scared to take precious pics with it. It's accompanied me on some of my best ever holidays though AND it's good for secret shots of interesting locals because the shutter's so quiet...even if winding on isn't!

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  9. oh i hope they turn out! i love film pictures. glad you had a good vacation- it sounds glorious :)

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  10. I only ever use film. have faith and hopefully you'll be delighted with the results!

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  11. The Boy took his ancient film camera with us. And used some ancient lomography film I'd once bought. It was a lot of fun seeing the photos when we collected them this weekend. Much more exciting than my digital overload.

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  12. You're very brave. But as talented as you are brave, so it will no doubt work out beautifully. And hooray for babies chasing balls! Also cheese.

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  13. Crossing my fingers (& my toes) for ya!

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  14. how cool! i hope the photos turn out!

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  15. can i have your life please? x

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  16. Haha This made me giggle! But I am sorry to hear about the mozzies!

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  17. well done you brave lady.

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play nice.