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!
I love how the muted and painterly colours of Polaroid 600 film has captured the essence of the mountainous, watery landscape so well.
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.
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.
All taken with my Polaroid SX-70 using 600 film and ND filter
Karen8 October 2011 at 18:12
Such gorgeous images Angie. Thanks for sharing them. I hope you get well soon.
Adam8 October 2011 at 19:10
Strangely reminiscent of photos taken my my parents in the 60s – probably down the the film?
urban muser9 October 2011 at 15:06
these are beautiful!
Rhianne10 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!
Angie10 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!
Ashley11 October 2011 at 20:22
These are just incredible photographs. So beautiful.
Angie13 October 2011 at 12:34
Thank you so much x