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{Mini Rainbow}


I am a big fan of the rainbow frame film from Impossible Project for Polaroid cameras. I know some people feel as if the colored frames detract from the photo itself. I don’t agree.

When I got a camera that takes Fuji Instax Mini film, I couldn’t wait to try their rainbow frame film. And I love it! Ten colorful little pictures. I feel as if somehow the color of the frames magically coordinates well with whatever the photo’s subject is. That just makes me like the film even more.

Look! The colors are gradient and blend from frame to frame when you put them next to each other!

I took my Instax Mini 50s, with the rainbow film loaded in it, on a couple of little excursions that I took in December to neighboring towns. It was pretty perfect.

Holly Springs, Mississippi

Holly Springs, Mississippi

Holly Springs, Mississippi

Holly Springs, Mississippi

Batesville, Mississippi

Batesville, Mississippi

Batesville, Mississippi

Batesville, Mississippi

Como, Mississippi

Como, Mississippi

Fuji Instax Mini 50s • Instax Mini rainbow film

Like I said, I really enjoyed the rainbow frame Instax mini pictures. Now, if Instax would give us their Wide film, I’d be an even happier girl!

{Mini Autumn}

Little snapshots of my life, from autumn 2014…

Fuji Instax Mini 50s • Instax Mini film

{Instant Road trip} Mini Mississippi-Louisiana-Texas Tour

I’ve shared photos taken with a Fuji Instax Wide camera on this blog a couple of times, but allow me to introduce you to the Instax Wide’s charming little sibling, the Instax Mini.

There are several different Instax Mini models. Mine is the Mini 50s. Piano black, as it were.

I love the Instax Wide format, but I wasn’t sure I’d be crazy about photos that are so tiny by comparison.

For comparison: Mini on top 1.811″ W x 2.441″ H, Wide on the bottom 3.898″ W x 2.441″ H

I was wrong though! The Mini prints are so cute!

As fortune would have it, I received the Mini 50s the day before I set out on a road trip to Crockett, Texas with my mother. We were going there to visit my aunt and would be driving through Mississippi and Louisiana on our way to Texas. What a perfect way to take the Mini for a spin!

Cracker Barrel | Jackson, Mississippi
What American road trip would be complete without a stop at Cracker Barrel?
(though we had a horrible experience there…)

Palms | Vicksburg, Mississippi
Outside the motel where we’d stopped for the night before continuing on to Texas

Ameristar Casino | Vicksburg, Mississippi

Sunflower | Rest area in Louisiana

Moosehead Cafe | Crockett, Texas

Whataburger | Crockett, Texas

Kwik Kar Wash | Crockett, Texas

Volkswagen Beetle repurposed as a flower planter |Crockett, Texas

Ritz Theater | Crockett, Texas

H-E-B supermarket |Crockett, Texas

H-E-B supermarket |Crockett, Texas

Mom and Aunt Debra at Monte Jack Driskell Stadium, Friday night football | Crockett, Texas

Laundromat | Grapeland, Texas

Laundromat | Grapeland, Texas

Sign for the RV & Recreational Park at Salmon Lake | Grapeland, Texas

Art made from paint brushes, stirrers, and cans @ Salmon Lake Park | Grapeland, Texas

Tattered door @ Salmon Lake Park | Grapeland, Texas

Antique Ford @ Salmon Lake Park | Grapeland, Texas

Firworks stand | Garrison, Texas

Dairy Queen | Linden, Texas

I knew from experience that Fuij’s instant films LOVE primary colors, so I basically wanted to photograph anything with blue, red, yellow, or any combination of those three colors. The weather was beautiful on our trip, and the Instax film did a superb job capturing all those blue skies. I only wish I’d had more time to explore and photograph our journey to and from Texas (and to explore the great state of Texas, of course.) But I suppose that’s a good excuse to make this road trip again, armed with more instant film!

(shout out to Nate for selling me this sweet little camera!)

{‘Roid Week 2013} Bonus Day: The Island of Misfit ‘Roids

When I decided that ‘Roid Week 2013 was the ideal opportunity share my backlog of instant photos, I tried to be selective about the photos I’d showcase. Some of them were tossed aside because the focus/exposure wasn’t right, others simply didn’t “do it” for me.  But I’ve found that sometimes when I’m not crazy about a particular photo, it is still worth sharing because someone else might find the photo to be of some interest. Meaning some photos that make me say “meh!” may make someone else say “yeah!” In that spirit here are the photos that didn’t make the cut for my ‘Roid Week 2013 selections: 

“Instant photos of my niece, some more successful than others” • Polaroid 250 • Fuji FP-100C

“My brother’s pit bull, Nala, lounging on the porch”  Polaroid 250 Fuji FP-100C

“My fave shoes, but this photo makes my lap look voluminous” • Polaroid 250 • Fuji FP-100C

Failed attempt to photograph a beautiful, giant bowl of cream cheese icing”
Minolta Instant Pro close-up lens   PZ 680 Color Protection

“Blue Ribbon on the Post Office door” • Polaroid 250 Fuji FP-100C

“Summer Refreshment” • Polaroid Spectra 1200si • Close-up lens •  PZ 680 Color Protection

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