Instant Photography

Landscape of dreams

I took quite a few Polaroids whilst I was in the Lake District – it was only a little over a week ago but it almost seems like a dream now. I still have rolls of film waiting to be developed (I’ve been sick and housebound) so I’m pleased I have these to tide me over (plus the lovely digital ones, of course).

This first one is of a fast-moving stream – we stopped and drank water from it in our cupped hands. I’ve never done that before (such a city girl) it tasted amazing!

polaroid - stream - lake district

I love how the muted and painterly colours of Polaroid 600 film has captured the essence of the mountainous, watery  landscape so well.

polaroid lake - somewhere in the lake district

It occurred to me I’m not used to composing images where I have to look upwards – I’m more used to the flat horizon of the sea.

polaroid - ennerdale - lake district

It was eerie too to think those lakes went as deep as their neighbouring hills went high – the water was inky blue/black and shone like a mirror most of the time, creating wonderful light. Still and very mysterious.

polaroid - another lake - lake district

All taken with my Polaroid SX-70 using 600 film and ND filter

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    8 October 2011 at 18:12

    Such gorgeous images Angie. Thanks for sharing them. I hope you get well soon.

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    8 October 2011 at 19:10

    Strangely reminiscent of photos taken my my parents in the 60s – probably down the the film?

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    urban muser
    9 October 2011 at 15:06

    these are beautiful!

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    10 October 2011 at 09:49

    oh my, these are just beautiful and so timeless. I drank water from a stream for the first time last year and it tastes so good doesn’t it!

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      10 October 2011 at 10:23

      It is, it’s great! The streams near where i live have very dubious things floating in them – the water here though really did taste amazing!

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    11 October 2011 at 20:22

    These are just incredible photographs. So beautiful.

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      13 October 2011 at 12:34

      Thank you so much x

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