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pressed plants and land camera photos!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Over my birthday weekend my family all met up at a cabin in Cook Forest, PA. It was such a wonderful weekend and I have SO many photos to share from the weekend. I shot nine rolls of 35mm film, a pack of land camera film and even some 110 film. I didn't get as many great pictures as I'd have liked with my land camera which was totally my fault - kids are quick and sometimes I'm crappy at triple checking what's going to be in the frame. Regardless, here are a few of my favorites as well as some pressed plants I gathered while hiking in the area.
The last photo is from Cook Cemetery. On a little drive around the area I spotted "Cemetary Road" (yes, spelled like that!), intrigued by the name I had to go looking for the cemetery I was sure the road had to be named after.  It was a tiny little cemetery with a field beside it. There was a path through some really tall grass which I decided needed to be explored. At the end of the path was this mausoleum. It was so beautiful, placed on the top of the hill with the sun going down behind it. Color film may have been a better choice for this particular photo but this is beautiful nonetheless. Such a gorgeous place for a cemetery.

I can't wait to share more photos from my weekend this week.

You can find land camera film here: black and white or color. If you're interested in buying a land camera check out your local thrift store, but if you're in a hurry there are always some floating around on ebay. I bought mine from Film Photography Project on ebay two years ago or so when they were having a sale. They do currently have a few in their webstore. They're slightly pricey compared to what you'd find at a thrift store or estate sale but they have been tested and come with batteries. Plus they have really great service that I can attest to! When I first got the camera I had no idea what to do with but it actually came with an instructional DVD and that's pretty stinken awesome if you ask me.

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16 thoughts

  1. Lovely photos Kaylah, you really inspire me to use my old cameras more.
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  2. I adore all your land camera photographs,
    the ones with blur seem more ghostly.

  3. I love the pressed leaves. That's something I've been meaning to do all summer, I should get on that! They're really lovely.

  4. Gorgeous photos and plant pressings. That tiny cemetery is so pretty!

    Ladyface Blog

  5. Wow beautiful! I have a bunch of plastic lomo cameras, but never seem to use them anymore. You're totally making me want to start up again!

    Cook forest is so beautiful. I really wanted to go this summer (I live in Pittsburgh), but it didn't pan out.

  6. Great photos! ♥
    Greetings, Typicalnicki

  7. ohhhhh i love pressing flowers, plants and bits!!! so pretty!!!

  8. I love these photos. You always inspire me to want to use my land cameras and polaroids more often. Glad you had a great birthday!

  9. Wow. I love the cemeteray photo! So beautiful and peaceful.

  10. My daughter and I started pressing plants this year! It's soo much fun!

  11. All of these photographs are perfect!

  12. wow these look fab hunny. xox

  13. The Land Camera pictures are so atmospheric x


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