24/11/2010

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I'm going to sound a bit silly here but when I took this picture I got a real rush of adrenaline. It happens very rarely, but sometimes when I press the shutter I kind of hold my breath and inwardly go "Woohoo!". Well, this picture almost never got to see the light; I shot it on film and when I went to wind the roll back the film snapped in half! As I hadn't taken a digital back-up my heart truly sank. There were also some shots of Oomoo and my father-in-law that were very special on that roll, and at the time of taking the pictures I thought that as I was shooting film we'd at least get prints for once (yup, I'm still not printing my digi shots - are you?). Luckily the people at Snappy Snaps could save most of it and when I saw this (which I'd forgotten I'd taken) I almost punched the air. And the Oomoo and Grampa shots were OK too - phew!

30 comments:

  1. i can see you held your breath for this one, amazing shot. i never print my digital photos, i imagine them just fading away from the paper... weird thoughts. anyway - your blog is a nice discovery.

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  2. i do love a film story with a happy ending.

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  3. wow such a pretty texture...it looks amazing!

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  4. waw, this one is really stunning! I am happy to hear that others are safe too. :)

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  5. this is perfect!!!
    it did happen to me too but I lost all my photos:(
    i do print the digitals though on books.

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  6. haha, wow, shit vilken rysare!! med lyckligt slut. underbart. förstår festkänslan..., bilden är 10 av 10. hoppas lillknodden mår bättre...?!

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  7. lovely. and the story behind it too.

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  8. What a wonderful photograph and Yay! about saving the rest of the film.

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  9. i've yet to print anything i've taken on film yet (though if i do, i will print from home as thankfully i have a great photo printer).

    this shot is fantastic. strange i saw a similar pattern on my upstairs wall today where a painting my grandmother passed to me is hanging. were it not for the doorbell ringing, i would have snatched the opportunity to shoot, but it was lost on me by the time the visitor left.

    so glad you could salvage this along with the rest.

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  10. THIS.IS.STUNNING.
    SO glad it was saved!

    (happy belated birthday to oomoo! Is he feeling better?)

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  11. phew, i'm happy for this happy end...this shot is beautiful!

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  12. I got chills just looking at this amazing, AMAZING photo. You are super duper!

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  13. The feeling of rediscovering a photo you forgot you ever took is one of the best, indeed! And with such a photo, all the more so.

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  14. crazy cool! i'm glad you saved the photos!

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  15. this is a really cool shot!!

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  16. ja vilket snyggt foto!! wow. tur att bilderna gick att rädda.

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  17. snappy snaps saves the day!
    and what a shot. wow.

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  18. beautiful capture! totally understand the adrenaline rush! :)

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  19. Yes, absolutely - wallpapered with light and shadows. Beautiful :)

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  20. stunning! I love your light switches too.

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  21. Wow, that is wonderful lighting. I am always in love with light/shadow patterns.

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  22. love those stripey shadows! hoorah for film!

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  23. This is an amazing photo. Sigh :)

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  24. this is a very gorgeous photo xx

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  25. One of the most amazing shots I've ever seen. Ever. You need to make a book.

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  26. no wonder you were delighted.
    it is truly beautiful (and somehow seventiestastic.)

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