Phone photos of old photos, memories of an English summer many years ago.
An old camera and film, no idea which brand of either. But fun days.
A nice feeling of relaxed youth that are reading real books. Not an IPhone in sight!
Nintendo was the big thing then, one to a household, which they saved up for themselves because we were mean parents! But they were always good readers. I’m so glad we missed the whole iPhone (as much as I love mine now) business when they were younger.
What a good results. Very good photos, dreamlike.
Thank you so much Bente, I wasn’t looking to copy them exactly – bad luck if that had been the case!
Very cool images Patti and I notice they are reading good ol’ books, no e-readers 🙂
Thank you Joe and yes, they were/are very good readers and as far as I know none of us have e-readers. Do you use one?
Gorgeous boys. Lovely photos.
Oh thank you so much Gaynor!! 🙂
Ah, summer days before the internet and video games. 🙂 “Alien Omnibus” sounds like a fascinating read.
It all changed so quickly didn’t it, at least that how it feels to me! As for Aliens, I couldn’t sit through the films let alone read the book!
Cool! Relax, books, an old unknown film camera…lovely!
PS: but we can see it thanks to a modern device 🙂
Thank you so much Robert for your lovely comment! So much more I wanted to say in this very rushed post – I sometimes wonder that in the rush to snap and share (guilty!) we miss the pleasure of looking back. And now we can enjoy it together so much more easily as you so well say.
Is this how you’re digitising your photos? Reminiscing is always time well spent.
Full disclosure Lignum – this post was meant to be a Save Draft (and maybe never post!) but I hit publish instead . . . . 😦 It was all done in a rush with so much more to say. Maybe that’s not a bad thing! One of the boys asked me for some old photos but of course the scanner decided not to work so I decided to try the iPhone. It was tricky working around light, reflections (glossy photos were the hardest) but then I was able to get into a rhythm and enjoy the process without getting too hung up about it. They are not perfect, they never will be but it reinforced for me how grateful I am to have all the old photos, the good, the bad and the downright messy!
Btw, how have you digitized your photos? Any recommendations thoroughly appreciated!
There’s always a Part 2 post to be made, if necessary.
I have an old photo scanner but it’s all too time consuming. I just do it on an ad hoc basis.
I’ve seen videos explaining how to take photos of your photos, and even how to take photos of your negatives using an iPad as backlight. Again, just too time consuming for me at the moment.
Those are the best summers – the ones spent with your head buried in a book. I miss them…lovely shots, Patti!
You go to some of the best places when your head is in a book . . . . thank you Richard and hope you find a patch for yourself before the summer is over. For old time’s sake!
I like the last one most.. ..with the little in the background. 🙂
Thank you dear Markus, that was such a lucky get with the little one – who is now a strapping teenager!
Love the mood in these and I feel like I was there.
The lazy days of summer, thank you John and do hope you’re summer has been pleasant!
What wonderful pics, I really love the tones! Those good old days, so fun to look back on…I miss them.
With you on the missing . . . . thank you Susan.
The joy of the archive. It is always fun to look back.
And something so special about the feel of the printed photo in the hand, thank you DW. Always fun to look back.
I love them. Great vintage shots and precious moments.
Great to hear, thank you so much Paula!
Memories that matters – great collection!
Where would we be without them . . . thank you kindly Indah!
It’s so surreal to think about how much life has changed over the last few decades. Great pics of a time when most summers were spent simply lying in the sun with a good book!
But we still have the power to do that now, I keep telling myself. Thank you Arianna!
I want to say Agfa film because of the coolness. But that is from distant memories of my Dad and his camera comments. Dreamy days held down right here for few moments. Thank you Patti.
Love to hear more about your Dad and his camera comments Philippa! I’ll take a closer look at the negs.
Hi Patti, unfortunately my source (Dad) is no longer with us so it is all in the memory. But things pop up from time to time! We were left with a shed full of slides….
Such a lovely feeling in these:)
Thank you so much Elena!
Ah those were the days…..Lazy innocent Summers….Hope you have a great weekend Patti.
Surely we can reclaim some of those days . . . . I’m a big fan of lazy! Thank you James and best to you.
the minute I saw the boys reading a book and not holding a phone I was thinking, these must be old photos.. 🙂
great candid shots and such a relaxed mood!!
How quickly we forget life before the smart phone . . . . Thank you Alexandra!
You were about taking pictures of people even back then…. neat!
Which of the two boys got married?
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