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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Camellia, twice on film


A Polaroid of a camellia, and a Polaroid of the Polaroid...


I love to take pictures of pictures, even though they never come out in focus. I found these the other day when I was looking for material for my new little Polaroid blog, Cloud Society. I have a very big announcement coming soon regarding that blog, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, please visit the beach photos I posted on Cloud Society tonight. My dad was doing better and we were able to make a trip to Newport Beach on Saturday. Our luck ran out on Monday however, with yet another setback and hospitalization. But tomorrow will be better.

That's how it goes, I guess, with a chronic illness. It's up and down. In between are days in the sun with a Polaroid camera packed with rare, expensive and expired but gloriously wonderful film.


Anonymous mausumi said...

This reminds me I have to use my expired film before it is utterly destroyed. Any idea how long they last after they have expired?

July 23, 2009 at 1:19 AM  
Blogger JGregg said...

Tina -- you continue to amaze and astound. thinking of you and your family and wishing you God's best, girl.


July 23, 2009 at 3:19 AM  
Blogger Sahakiel said...

I like taking photos from photos too, it's some kind of romantic and boehmian thing...

I hope you'll dad would be better in a few days, take care of him and gives him lot of love ;)

PD: gorgeous pictures of clouds!! <3

July 23, 2009 at 3:57 AM  
Blogger The Cottage Cheese said...

Lovely pictures of Newport Beach! And thanks for introducing me to Cloud Society. We just received an Holga for a wedding gift, and my husband and I know we are going to become lomography obsessed!

I'm so glad that you and your Dad could share this day at the beach.

July 23, 2009 at 4:52 AM  
Blogger BloomingPink said...

Sorry to hear that your dad isn't fairing well again.

I'll keep him in my thoughts!

July 23, 2009 at 7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's pity about your dad, but at least he's having some good spells!!

July 23, 2009 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

wishing you only good things.

July 23, 2009 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Poloroids are beautifully unique. Like these.

I am thinking of you and your Dad.

July 23, 2009 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Char said...

sorry about the set back but I'm also glad you got an outing worked into the schedule

July 23, 2009 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

Beautiful picture of a picture! I love pink camellias! Sorry to hear about your Dad... It sounds like you both have a beautiful relationship though. That is rare!

July 23, 2009 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I am very behind, and I missed this news...heading right over to see your new blog! LOVE the name...very evocative!

July 23, 2009 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger OceanDreams said...

I love reading about and seeing your love for photography. What a wonderful idea to take a picture of the Polaroid. Great photos!

July 23, 2009 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger giulia said...

Tina, you are seriously tempting me to get a used Polaroid....or my father's anyway. I thought that guy in Amsterdam (?) bought a factory & would be turning out film within a year? Too hopeful? I'll look for it. Someone asked above & it's been on my mind.

As have you & your papa....


July 23, 2009 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger The Lil Bee said...

I think the photo being blurry adds to the overall effect. You are a good daughter:)

July 24, 2009 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger SP said...

CIAO! Your blog is nice and I will follow it with pleasure. I'm new in blogspot and, well my English is bad, so when I read The English MUSE I had to read it. PS: Take pictures of pictures. Nice idea! Have a nice week end, Italo.

July 24, 2009 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger *Sandra* said...

Try to enjoy your break, Tina. I'll be here pacing the floor waiting, in September; and I sincerely hope that Dad is, too (well, not pacing the floor, maybe). I'm remembering y'all in my prayers. Enjoy the summer :)

July 25, 2009 at 9:40 AM  

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