Christmas Day 2014 {on film}

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Well, here we are, arrived back in Perth and before we knew it, Christmas was upon us!  Scarlett enjoyed putting out food for Santa and the reindeer, and woke up to lots of pressies under the tree.  Unfortunately Adam had to work in the afternoon, so I decided to take Scarlett to the beach which was just beautiful and was the perfect was to spend Christmas evening.

Because we’re living in a temporary furnished apartment, I don’t have my computer to edit digital photos, so I decided to shoot a roll of film on Christmas day.  I shot this roll of Fuji Superia 400 in my Canon Elan IIe and these are straight scans from a local camera shop.  They aren’t perfect and some of the colours are a bit funky but I’m not going to adjust them.  Cos you know what, film is imperfect and a bit funky and that is the fun of it.  I’m tired of always questing after perfection in my photography.  This year I’m aiming for less perfection and more fun and creative freedom!

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Cos cars and nail polish is how we roll :-P

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Motel Living (Part One – Black and White)

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After our couple of weeks in Wellington after moving from Australia to New Zealand, it was time for Daddy C to start his new job in Palmerston North, so we did the two hour drive north and bunked down in a motel room together for the next few weeks.  There are certainly challenges to having two adults and a two year old living together in a motel room for weeks, especially when said two year old is still adjusting to the time zone change, not to mention in the transition phase of slowly dropping her day naps (but not quite…).  However, we were lucky in many ways.  Our motel room came with a little kitchenette and a separate bedroom for Scarlett, which was great.  The back door opened out onto a large grassy, tree-filled park complete with little stream, which Scarlett and I spent many hours “sploring”.  As well as having a trampoline and swing just outside the door.  So we managed to fill our days without driving each other too crazy! :-P

These images were taken on Kodak Tri-X 400 film on my Canon Elan IIe camera and scanned on my Pakon.  I am sharing them as part of the film mama blog circle.  I would love for you to check out Seattle child and family photographer Kim Hildebrand’s lovely film images by clicking here and then you can follow the circle all the way around back to me.  I hope you enjoy this little taste of true black and white film!

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Scarlett Coffee

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Scarlett went through a phase of really loving going to a café with me and getting a “Scarlett coffee” (a little cup of frothed milk, actually called a Fluffy or a Babycino).  She never actually drank the milk and she doesn’t like marshmallows, but she would play with the chocolate on top and just feel cool cos she had a coffee just like mum.

These photos were taken when we were stay in Wellington in March and the whole Scarlett coffee thing was still an exciting novelty.

She has lost interest in Scarlett coffees now.  Maybe she realised she doesn’t actually like to drink them.  I really miss our little café coffee visits.

(Images taken on Kodak Portra 800 film on my Canon Elan IIe and scanned on my Pakon).

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Hide and Seek

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Scarlett’s new favourite game is hide and seek.  She would play it all day if she could, and she can play it anywhere.  Even in Nana’s tiny courtyard.

Images on film – Lomography 400 except for the last two on Fuji Superia 200, shot on my Canon Elan IIe and scanned on my Pakon.

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