A Daily(ish) Photography Blog Devoted to Long, Tall, Square, and 35mm film Pics.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Consolation Prize

(All pics. snapped on 3/26/12 - using an iPhone and Instagram filters)

I spied this delectable ruin, a few months ago while driving home from a short visit to Shepherdstown, W.Va...

Right away I began plotting - a self-portrait shoot that would feature the spectacular setting as the backdrop.  

This past Monday, I returned to the old house, with the intention of making it happen, only to discover (while collecting my gear outta the back of my car) - that I'd somehow neglected to bring my Sony Cybershot (the camera with the timer that I use for my selfies)...drats.

I was fuming mad at myself for being such a scatterbrain, but I figured, "Well, I'm here aren't I? And since I did at least have the wherewithal to put my phone in my pocket...I may as well try to make the best of it."

...and thanks to my iPhone, that's precisely what I did…

Friday, March 30, 2012

Random #8

(Snapped on 3/26/12 - using an iPhone and Instagram filters)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Who Knew...

(All pics. snapped on 3/23/12 - using an iPhone and Instagram filters)

...a red fence could be so danged intriguing...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Random #7

(Snapped on 3/20/12 - using an iPhone and I lost count of how many Instagram filters and effects)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Good MOO-ning!

(Snapped on 3/20/12 - using an iPhone and two Instagram filters)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Run Aground

(Snapped on 3/13/12 - using an iPhone and two Instagram filters)

I was so busy doing other things, yesterday - that I completely missed the boat on taking even one lousy picture...which today feels an awful lot like...mmmmmmm...a big blunder?

The dry spell ends now, though! For I shall let nothing (not even more important obligations) capsize my efforts to take some new Instagram snaps...ship ahoy!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

S'Been Awhile...

(Both pics. snapped on 3/17/12 - using a Sony Cybershot)

It's been practically forEVER since the last time I posted any panorama pics....But since I finally remembered to take (and use) my Cybershot (as well as my Holga) along with me - on yesterday's photo excursion - today I have something besides Instagrams to share, yip!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Random #6

(Snapped on 3/08/12 - using an iPhone and two Instagram filters)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

(All pics. snapped on 3/01/12 - using an iPhone and Instagram filters)

I posted a Big Ugly entry yesterday...and since I never would've gotten the self-portraits that I wrote about, had I not first snapped pics. of the house in which they were taken with my iPhone - I thought it would only be fair to share some of those photos, here on Little Pretties...

(P.S. Those of you who follow me on Instagram, have probably already seen this whole group)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Random #5

(Snapped on 3/08/12 - using an iPhone and an Instagram filter)

Interior wall of an ancient, old barn - in Frederick County, Va..

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Opposites Attract Me

(Both pics. snapped on 3/06/12 - using an iPhone and Instagram filters)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tag Team

(All pics. snapped on 2/23/12 - using an iPhone and Instagram filters)

Frequently, the spur-of-the-moment missions that I go on - in search of interesting subject matter to snap with my phone, also serve as location scouts for my self-portrait shoots...

...and that's precisely what happened the day the owners of this property - (so kindly, THANK YOU!) gave me the thumbs-up to go there and take phone snaps to my little heart's content.

I knew before I'd even squeezed myself through the locked gate at the bottom of the steep, winding driveway - that I would definitely return to stage selfpics real soon...

 ...and four days later, I did just that.

Never before on a shoot, have I placed myself so many times against a backdrop exactly the way it first appeared as a camera phone snap. Click here and you'll see what I mean...

 ...but I did manage to curb my greediness a bit, by letting a select few of the Instagram pics. stand completely on their own.

Knowing me though...

...I'll go back someday...

...I'm getting TONS of ideas as we speak!