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June 27, 2013

Check it out – More Vintage-y (Looking) Polaroid Land Camera Pictures!

By Sara In AZ

I promised awhile back that I would show more Polaroid Land Camera Pictures from our trips out and about. We took all the pictures with the Land Camera that was gifted to us from Ruth and Tom. 


This camera takes such interesting shots – though it only has the most basic of settings. I try my best to get the lighting right, but as you will see it doesn’t always come out as planned. And, this is an old camera so there are going to be white spots on the final pictures….nothing I can do about that!

Here we go y’all!

This was taken at the Brown Derby restaurant in Arcadia California. It is unfortunate that the shadow is so pronounced on the left side of the sign……but it is what it is.


Here is the shot reversed, with the main ‘Derby’ sign in the background and the parking sign in the foreground.


I love this “R Place” bar sign – it’s so tiki looking! This was on a bar in Pasadena California.


Ahhhhhhhhhhh, one of my favorite neon signs EVER……Mr.Lucky’s! Mr.Lucky’s started out life as Arizona’s first gambling casino, then was turned into a nightclub once the state of AZ vetoed the casino. Mr. Lucky’s was opened in 1966 and closed in 2004. I believe the Mr. Lucky’s building was bought and is currently being used to hold banquets.


You will see I am all over the place in taking these pictures – I could not get quite the right brightness…it always seemed to dark or to light.  Ah well, I still like the pictures.






This picture probably turned out the best on the light to dark scale.


Finally, the Marilyn Monroe statue in Palm Springs. We got there at sunset and the sun was blazing behind her, so I decided to crouch down really low and have the sun illuminate her from behind. I really like how this one turned out.


That’s all for now, I promise there will be more soon!

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4 Responses to Check it out – More Vintage-y (Looking) Polaroid Land Camera Pictures!

  1. RetroRuth Reply

    June 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Soooo cool, Sara! I am so happy you guys are enjoying the camera!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      June 27, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks Ruth…and thanks for the camera too – we are totally enjoying it!

  2. Andrea Reply

    June 28, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Awesome photos, Sara!

  3. Sara In AZ Reply

    June 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks Andrea! 🙂

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