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Real With a Touch of Grain Blog Circle ~ Cold Edition~

Here we are, back again with our monthly film blog circle. The theme for the month was “cold” which, if I was being graded on my ability to stay on topic, would have received a D-. The window to shoot and send off for development happened to be when we were on vacation in SoCal where a “cold” day may dip wayyyy down into the 60s. When my film came back, there was a surprise roll I had completely forgotten about that “sort of” had to do with cold. Eating ice cream is the same as shooting real icicles dripping from snow drenched barns right?? Of course it is! It better be because that’s all I got this post having to do with cold. It’s a stretch but here goes…

All developed by Indie Film Lab. Straight scans…no edits.

Old Sacramento


Canon AE1, 50 1.8

Fuji 400H

Don’t go getting in a tizzy…these tracks aren’t live.Because every kid eats the bottom of their ice cream and then puts it upside down on the table like a paperweight right?!?!Ice cream + balloon = satisfied kid.Don’t worry…she’s saving a little for later to lick off in the car. True story.I love this guy. He plays a lot of classic rock.A few from vacay.

Avila Beach 

Canon AE1 with 50 1.8

Portra 400Guess I forgot to comb E’s hair that day. Mom of the year strikes again!Pismo Beach

Canon AE1 with 50 1.8

Portra 400

Thanks for looking! Now please come on over to the blog of Caroline Jensen of Love Stands Still Photography to view her take on “cold” this month! Caroline is a true artist and I always look forward to seeing how her visions come to life in her photography.

January 29, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Tara - I love the way you capture your family!

January 29, 2013 - 3:27 pm

mandy - I love your little ragamuffin’s pigtails, Jo! And the color of that Fuji 400H is just divine!

January 29, 2013 - 4:05 pm

leslie - The tones in these images are all so gorgeous! The shot of the ice cream drip on her sweater particularly caught my eye!

January 29, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Brandy - Jo!! These are awesome even if they are warm and light 😉

You’ve got that little Canon working for YOU now, huh! I see nothing but incredible images and no focus struggles. Good for you!! Practice makes perfect and these are great girl!

January 29, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Caroline - Oh my goodness! Every month I want to just hug your babies through the screen. You chose such beautiful colors and the expressions are just perfect. The upside-down ice cream cone is hilarious and the beach scenes make me warm up even though it is near zero here. love!

January 29, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Jennifer - The upside down ice cream had me cracking up. Great images.

January 29, 2013 - 5:13 pm

Megan - Eeek! I love these so much 🙂 Such a “slice of life”, I love the different details and expressions that you captured!

January 29, 2013 - 5:45 pm

Nina - I love seeing your adventures. Such beautiful tones on these. 🙂

July 20, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Katrina Stewart - Oh l love these and you are making me realise that it might even be a possibility to use this with toddlers!