Going ‘old school’ with a few photos

My old SLR camera has been sadly neglected in recent years, as my digitial camera has since taken its place as the photographic love of my life. However, before we permanently part company, I thought I’d take the old camera out for one last hurrah and get some ‘old-fashioned’ printed photos developed.

Most of the images were of things found around my home – some lovely flowers from the garden, the view from the back deck, and of course a whole lot of Baxter the dog. He’s notoriously hard to capture via photograph – he never normally sits still for long enough once he sees my camera.

It was so wonderful to find the above picture of him amongst my developed film – that unknown element of film photography is something I miss with digital.

Have you captured something wonderful in a photograph recently?


  1. Lynne

    Ohhhh.. I love Baxter!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Lynne – Aww… thanks! I’m so glad you think Baxter’s cute too (I’m a little biased). πŸ˜‰

  2. Piper (DailyDivaDish)

    Baxter is adorable! And you’re so right about there being something missing with digital. I love all the conveniences of it…but we’ve lost that “surprise” moment when you open the new pack of photos. I kind of miss it. Have a gorgeous weekend dear!
    XO Piper

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Piper – I’m glad you like Baxter too! I must admit, I think he’s rather adorable!! πŸ˜€
      Yes, while I love the convenience and reduced costs of digital, I certainly miss that ‘surprise’ of finding an unexpectedly good shot in a pack of printed photos.
      I hope your weekend treated you well too, lovely Piper.


  3. Erika Lee Sears

    I love the kindess in your puppy’s eyes πŸ™‚

    What I enjoy about non digital film was the stillness in the picture and that you were really capturing a moment in time.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Erika – He does have that lovely ‘gentle’ look in his eyes … I’m such a sucker for animals, and he’s a rather lovely example of one! πŸ™‚
      Like yourself I do miss that ability to capture a single special moment with non-digital film … now with digital we can just take a whole lot of the same scene to capture something, rather than take the time to find the perfect shot, or just see what type of shot luck provides us with! πŸ˜€

  4. Susan

    Love that photo of Baxter. He looks like such a steady, reliable, kind soul.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Susan – Oh I’m so glad you like that shot of Baxter too … he’s normally such a difficult photographic customer! πŸ˜‰
      You’ve described him well … he’s a wonderfully gentle and dependable doggy friend! πŸ™‚

  5. Mel

    Please can I join the Baxter fan club too? πŸ™‚ He does indeed look gentle yet strong and dependable xx

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Mel – You sure can join in with the Baxter fan club! πŸ™‚
      He’s such a lovely dog … I’m sure he’d appreciate such lovely admirers! πŸ™‚

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