Earlier this week I shared some film photos I took at Double Diamond Deer Ranch while we were camping in Cook Forest, PA earlier in the summer and now I want to share some of the other photos I took that weekend.

I shot mostly with my Canon Rebel T2 that weekend (all of these are from that camera) and I'm actually really glad I did. I only got out my digital camera a few times to take photos of mushrooms. It was a bummer to not be able to see the photos right away but when I finally did get the film developed they were that much more special to me.  One of my new year's resolutions this year was "shoot more film" so that might one thing that actually gets crossed off (seeing as "get my license" and "cook more often" don't seem to be happening anytime soon...)
Cook Forest is literally one of the prettiest places I have ever been. If you're anywhere near the area, it's somewhere you have to visit! I would really like to go back and camp again, do some more exploring, and visit more little shops.

Camping is also one of the reasons I kind of miss summer already. I definitely don't feel like we went enough times this summer. This weekend would have been perfect, too bad we didn't know in advance. It's so warm out today!
xoxo


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39 Comments

  1. Oh how lovely! Makes me want to go camping desperately!

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  2. Oh wow! These photos are utterly stunning! I like analogue cameras much more than digital. Analogue has a more special feeling in it I think. :)

    I also should shoot more film! But I've still 3 rolls of film to develope, oops!

    Anyway, I would love to go there! It looks amazing. <3

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  3. Daphinitly, haha! I always have multiple rolls of film to develop! I'm great at forgetting about them! :P

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  4. I also have to scan a lot of my photos but I'm just waaaay too lazy and I forget about it every time! Maybe I should scan some right now! xD

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  5. These are great photos, you've totally sold camping to me. The photo looking out of the tent is magical!

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  6. Such wonderful pictures! I hardly went camping this summer, such a bummer :c

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  7. Nice-I like the graininess of the two tent pictures.

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  8. that place looks wonderful :)

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  9. Beautiful pictures! I love camping and I think Fall is the best time to go because of the cool weather and changing leaves. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  10. ah I LOVE camping. in Texas we have to either drive out of state or wait until winter to go camping... camping in Texas summer = sweating all night, and that really isn't all that pleasant.

    So if you get an itch to go camping this fall/winter, you can come down here and I'll show some beauuutiful spots! ;-)

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  11. Oh - these are gorgeous!! :) I love the grainy film feel of them - they make me miss camping, too - the summer's not long enough!

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  12. My family and I used to go camping in Cooks Forest all the time! I miss it so much! Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing <3

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  13. We have that same tent! Your pictures are enchanting - what a beautiful wonderful place!

    xo
    cortnie

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  14. I love the photo looking out of the tent. :)

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  15. gorgeous pictures...almost velvety.x

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  16. I definitely didn't do any camping this summer and I'm bummed out. It looks beautiful there, though! I love the photo looking outside the tent! :)

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  17. this place looks marvelous to go to!!

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  18. I love Cook Forest!!! When my older children were little, we would go there all the time. I have so many memories there. Glad to hear that you had an awesome time!!!! We live outside of Pittsburgh so it is really not that far...Hmmm I am thinking a day trip.

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  19. these are really good, i miss camping!

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  20. these pictures are so beautiful! the grainy quality are so great! one of the reason i love film. i miss summer too because of camping but i am pretty happy that we were able to go 3 times this summer! tom found two really really cool back packing bags and we really wanted to try and go backpacking this summer but just couldn't find the time. i know these coming summer we will for sure!
    xo,
    cb

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  21. I absolutely love Cook Forest. I am originally from Oil City (currently in grad school in NYC) and we used to go there all the time as a family. We always loved hiking to the water tower and going to see shows at the Sawmill Theatre where the bats would fly in and out during the performances.

    Your photos are beautiful and make me miss home!
    xo jamie

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  22. Aww, I miss camping too! It's way too cold now in Sweden to be out camping.

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  23. I envy your side of the country oh so much! CA just can't compare to how beautiful the East is. I'm really glad you had a great time.
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jacqueline

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  24. Wow, your camera caught the lighting perfectly! I love the look of film. Also you don't have your license either? I seriously thought I was one of the only ones who put it off to the point that it may never happen...
    <3 Linda

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  25. Beautiful! You are one talented lady!

    xo,

    Sarah

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  26. Beautiful pictures! I love camping :)

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  27. Great photos, it looks like such a blast. and SO relaxing i'm sure.
    camping is always my favorite because your not distracted with internet and sometimes even your cells.

    kisses from kaitlin
    xo
    kaitgirl.blogspot.com

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  28. Hey! I just found your blog through another blogger and realized "hey, I follow her on Flickr!" haha.. greetings.. and happy thanksgiving!

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  29. Wow, what a beautiful place! Great pictures,I can almost smell the nature.

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  30. That looks like such an amazing place to camping! I would love to wake up amongst all those trees :)

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  31. These are beautiful! I especially love the one with the mushroom :)

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  32. I swear we would be best friends if we knew each other "in real life." I absolutely LOVE the photos you took. The one from inside the tent is my favorite.

    keep on thrifting and doing what you do! CAT LADY'S UNITE!

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  33. I love all of these photos! My favorite is the one where you can see the forest through the opening in your tent. I love how foggy the forest looks!

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  34. I'm so jealous! I wish when I went camping it was the beautiful!!!!! I will definitely have to make a trip there one day!

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  35. Hey Kaylah, I was just wondering if you have any recommendations for someone who is interested in learning some more about photography. I know nothing about cameras! Right now I own a point-and-shoot camera and an instax mini that I picked up for £2 while thrifting but I have no idea where to go from here and while I would love to get a really good camera I would like to know some more before I shell out a whole lot of money!

    Hope you don't mind the (pretty random?) question.

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  36. Ohh, it is finally spring here! I literally can't wait to camping again! <3

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  37. I love camping and exploring the woods. I only went once this year and it wasn't enough! Great camping photos, too :)

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  38. You are such a talented photographer, these came out lovely! Are you a frequent camper? If so you should check out this. They have a really sweet selection of folding hammocks and a few really sweet chairs. They make hanging around the campsite soooo comfortable.

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