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Before the flood

By Phoebecat

OK folks, here it is - two shots dad took before the silly camera flooded and wrecked the remaining ones. Have to confess a slight bit of curves and levels work - only in respect of the discerning viewers here on EPZ! All spots and flaws are guaranteed in-camera effects - neat huh?

Sorry I havenít commented on photos recently - Iíve been helping paint out my daughterís school and in the heat here in Italy that means getting home in near zombie condition.

Thanks for viewing


PS I'll see if we can post something tomorrow she took before the thing packed up.

Tags: Plastic Cheap Plastic lens Barbie Kids camera Portraits and people Sports and action

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AlleyCatz 11 274 6 England
29 Jul 2006 8:20PM
I really like this. So did you get in trouble for wrecking the Barbie camera? I think you got your 6,90's worth!An image you'll remember and she will still remind you of when she's 18 and that you wrecked HER Barbie camera!


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Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
29 Jul 2006 8:37PM
This is such a lovely dyptych!

Lomography has such a beautiful, beautiful look about it. Smile

DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
29 Jul 2006 8:39PM
Great shot/shots Matt.
Pleased you managed to get something from the damage.
piccy 11 8 Wales
29 Jul 2006 11:34PM
Amazing - well done.
User_Removed 11 7 8 Netherlands
29 Jul 2006 11:35PM
Like it, good colours and perspective, especially the one on the right. Nice how you have brought this little story about your daughter's camera to us in the last coupke of days. Cheers, Bert
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
30 Jul 2006 5:35AM
the Barbie camera works very good!love this wonderful dyptych.....very well done mate!

looking 4 more

tonymarq 12 1 United States
30 Jul 2006 7:00AM
Matt for a Barbie camera you captured a nice feel underwater and like the montage with two differnt angles and perspectives!

stay well
glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
30 Jul 2006 10:51AM
Family comes first, especially daughters! They give you that look that breaks your heart if they feel you let them down.. Actually this is not bad for an underwater shot, there actually is clarity. Take it easy in that heat, lived in Italy for 10 years and have experienced some of those hot winds that came across from Africa, they are killers! Stay cool, Spot on! Click!!!

oppo 11 6 2 Scotland
30 Jul 2006 2:19PM
Eye catching and different ! I like it !

beriah 11 1 Canada
30 Jul 2006 3:47PM
I was waiting to see the Barbie camera in action - too bad it flooded, I was thinking of getting one! you did manage to get a couple of good shots with it though - does your daughter want a really expensive underwater camera now?
GeorgeRusky 11 1 4
30 Jul 2006 3:54PM
Nicely taken Matthys
Colors and performance are not a problem for you even with a simple camera

Thank you for your comments
30 Jul 2006 5:05PM
for a Barbie did pretty good for as long as it lasted. this is pretty neat! well least you have some pretty good images to keep from the moment.
LauraVest 11 33 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2006 5:19PM
Love these - great quality to them despite the crappy camera. Sign of a good photographer I would say!
claret 13 49 England
31 Jul 2006 7:32AM
Very well presented.
ronss 11 1.2k Canada
31 Jul 2006 11:15PM
Good shots, nicely presented. That thing actually did not too badly. Is there any warranty on the Barbie camera? Good luck.
Ferdie 11 7
31 Jul 2006 11:51PM
Nice underwater shots, with a barbie cam! The grain makes it look so nice.
Good luck with the painting and let's hope it gets a bit chiller (or something eg. "colder") so you wouldn't be a zombie every day.
Go Italia!
banehawi 13 1.7k 3748 Canada
31 Jul 2006 11:57PM
I really like this, - (camera forgiven), - its got a nice look and feel to it.

xinia 12 54
1 Aug 2006 1:15AM
great work and well put together
Phoebecat 11 1 Italy
1 Aug 2006 6:41AM
Thanks fot all the comments and clicks. I think this one's a record - probably the first ever RC on EPZ with a Barbie camera (and underwater to boot!). Now that it's dried out I think we'll load it up for the last time, seal it with silicon and take it underwater once more. This time I hope she can take the shots - afterall, it is HER camera!

Thanks once again

ChrisOs Plus
12 2 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 9:52AM
Good fun! Well done, keep pushing the equipment to the limits (not much effort required perhaps). Good story and super pics.
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
1 Aug 2006 1:03PM
Go Barbie,Go barbie,lol.Excellent work Matthys,superb images with a Barbie camera,especially when flooded.Your daughter looks as though she is loving it.Take care.AnnSmile
1 Aug 2006 7:14PM
bravo !....job well done..

TracyK 11 4 Netherlands
3 Aug 2006 2:22PM
Oh well, they are still unique photos, despite the flaws.
made me smile reading the comment, Smile

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