Monday, May 24, 2010

Surfin' Safari...

Wow... It's been a long time... Where has this year gone already?

Oh well, we all know that time marches on regardless of how busy we are and before we know it, we wake up one day and it's almost June.
Anyway, this past weekend, my boyfriend and I took a little jaunt south to the Gold Coast. His parents have just relocated there, then taken off on an American adventure and said that we and his sister can use the house while they're away. This weekend was our turn.

We arrived around 3pm and took a walk down to the beach. Since it was a beautiful, sunny day, I thought I would take some photos. Pull out my camera and battery dead. Nooooo!
So I whipped out the iPhone and began happily snapping away.

Now, the iPhone does not have the great camera. But, I do have this awesome app called Hipstamatic which takes photos ala the awesome plastic cameras of old. Some of them turned out great. I would truly recommend the Hipstamatic app to any photographic enthusiast iPhone users.

Taken with the Jon S lens on Kodot Verichrome film

Taken with the Kaimal Mark II lens on Ina's 1969 film

The last three remind me of photos my dad has of his family on holidays at the Gold Coast during the 1960s.


  1. Nice work - love that vintage look.

  2. Totes circa 1974! Excellent! The light/colour is so great in these. I want to put on my bucket hat and listen to Neil Diamond while I play backyard cricket. Wearing clogs. I do. x

  3. Thanks ladies - Only thing that gives these photos away is that my boyfriend is wearing long boardies not the short-shorts that were favoured in the 60s and 70s.