10 March 2010

And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when...

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photos by Tom b.

- 40s cotton dress
- H&M wool cardigan
- Target socks
- 30s heels
- vintage wool beret
- vintage Coach purse
- listening to: Johnny Cash "Folsom Prison Blues"

The other day while Tom and I were out for a sunny drive we stopped beside these train tracks to snap a few photos. We were out there for a few minutes when we heard the train whistle off in the distance. Turns out were were standing by the Strasburg Railroad line. We've ridden the train a couple of times when we've had visitors in town. It's an old timey train that takes you all through Amish country.

We quickly got excited about the prospect of having the train whiz by in a photo. The only problem with that idea was as soon as the train approached and started blowing its whistle I turned into a giggling mess and ended up having to just turn away from the camera. Oh well! I think we got a decent shot out of it any way. ;) It was just so loud I think my powers of concentration temporarily stopped functioning!

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61 comments:

tess said...

oh these are my favorite photos you've shot in awhile, the train setting is amazing. Now that I live in DC I rarely ever see trains, yet my neighborhood back home used to be a farm for a railroad tycoon so of course we have tracks running through the entire town, I miss the sound of it

Alecto said...

I used to have an old train that went by my house every morning at 6 AM. I used to hate it but now I miss it. I heard one this morning (I live right outside DC), looked up in surprise & smiled nostalgically. Cute.

bella vintage said...

oh my gosh..GORGEOUS pictures...what a great snap with you and the train, the pretty blue sky and the bird...love it

BaronessVonVintage said...

I LOVE that first pic. Just PERFECT!

Sylvie said...

Lovely girl, beautiful silhouette!!

Q's Daydream said...

i think these are some of my favorite pictures of you yet! I love that you were a giggling mess, sounds like me when I need to be serious for a picture, hehe!

These pics are going right on my desktop for inspiration ;o)

Lulu said...

that first photo is absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous!

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Jenny said...

wow. what beautiful photographs!

viv said...

The first pic is magnificent. Wow!

Justice Pirate said...

I agree that these are great photos! I love the dress so very dearly as well. The shot with the train coming up is perfect especially.

VintageBELAmour said...

OMG !!! amazing photos!!! love your blog :)

Gabrielle said...

Lovely i love theese pictures , are great!

winniecoop said...

The photos with the train is perfect! I like that you're looking away.

Cynthia said...

Wow! Incredible pictures!!! C'est magnifique.

GraceJ said...

That top photo of the train is absolutely perfect.
The outfit is amazing, the wind blowing your dress like that - brilliant, and the old timey looking train just makes it magical.
Who thought you could get a shot like that nowadays?
Love love love. Love that dress too.

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M. said...

I loooooooove these pictures so much, they are by far my favorite of you. I would have done the same thing when the train actually came by!

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Jenna said...

I think the pictures turned out great! It looks like you just stepped out of the 40s.

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

wow! i LOVE the first photo!

so amazing. you guys have the perfect life :)

Lexie said...

there are soooo many trains that go through my town in illinois, but i am too chicken to pose on train tracks because if you get caught by the police you get in *biiiiiig* trouble!

Lenka James said...

this style is gorgeous! I love it

Kyla said...

WOW! These are truly incredible pictures!

Grace M said...

The first shot is amazing! Love the outfit, too.

Rosie said...

These are too fantastic for words! Perfect!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

These are perrfect. You always have such amazing photos, but I think these are my favorite!

Jessica said...

That first photo is absolutely AMAZING. I absolutely love it. Love your outfit, too. Especially your bag!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

These photos are gorgeous!!!!!!! :)

Olivia said...

simply STUNNING. you will always be my favorite.

Roxanne Rosensteel said...

I LOVE this!!! Really, it seems so perfect for right now. It's so fresh and beautiful. I love the colors, and the silhouette. Really just the whole feeling here is perfect.

Solo said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! Love all the shots. ;D

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Midwest Mayhem said...

Great pictures! I love the one with the train.

CIARUHH. said...

great photos

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Anonymous said...

These are probably your best photos I've seen since I started following your blog. Absolutely gorgeous! Way to go kids

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bestie said...

Like everyone else here, I too, think these photos are great. Definitely in the top 5 favorites from you!

Eleanor-Shopping The Closet said...

Absolutely amazing photos...
I love how you are turned to look at the oncoming train!

Tom is an incredible photographer and you make the perfect muse!

kater said...

These are gorgeous! Great shots, so lovely, and that dress is just perfection! I think the one of you giggling is so cute, hardly anyone (myself included) honest-to-goodness smiles in pictures anymore :D

Lacey Starr said...

What luck that a train was coming! I tried to do photos once on the tracks near my house and didn't have any luck at all. No train, camera battery quickly dies, got black filth all over me...ugh...

LoveCharlesVintage said...

These are some of my favorite photos I've seen of yours! Really lovely.

amisha said...

what a great snap with you and the train, the pretty blue sky and the bird...love it
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Gio said...

I love that dress!!

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diana said...

your photos are unique n cool.i love d background!!
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A Shopaholic is loose said...

Wau, amazing pics!!! ;-D

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Mousevox Vintage said...

The first photo is amazing! What a perfect turn of events. xo.

Hillary said...

I hear that train a'comin, its comin 'round the bend.

:) love the dress.

CHARLOTTE said...

I love your outfit!

BARGAIN BEX said...

adorable. adorable. absolutely adorable.

Anonymous said...

You've made me fall in love with vintage style and I really adore the atmosphere pouring out of this blog: it's kind of magical the mix of your personality, your clothes, the pics you take (or, well, tom takes :) ) and the music you listen to. LOVE IT!
The first photo is unbelievably stunning!

xo
Silvia

Nadinoo said...

oOOoo I love love love this shoot, perhaps my favorite!
Love Nadia x

Live It Orange said...

This post is my favourite! The photos are just indescribably gorgeous :)

Sam

winniecoop said...

Oh shoot. Pesky little typos always sneaking up. Meant to say that the first photo* was simply perfect!

I can recall a time when I was helping a friend with his photo thesis. I heard the sound of a train whistle and started running toward the train in time to get the whizzing boxcars as the backdrop. Luckily, I was wearing a mask so I could ignore all the cars lined up waiting for the train to pass with nothing better to do than watch a boy with a camera photograph a girl in a mask holding balloons! Your remote location is much more suitable.

myedit said...

So beautiful. I love how the neutral colours of your outfit fit in so well. And posing with a live-action train? That's hard core fashion blogging! Love it!

Gillian Hannah Berry said...

You are lovely!
I Love your style.

khdz said...

gorgeous pictures!
i especially love the one of you hanging off of the crossing sign.

Maria Confer said...

These photos are pure magic and your outfit is so very lovely!

Lulu Letty

xs said...

wow these photos are amazing! reminds me of the mood set in that awesome bonnie and clyde editorial you featured.

sharonlei said...

That first photo is soooo breathtaking!! I love it.. You look amazing.

xx Love & Aloah

L. said...

these are probably the most amazing outfit photos ever. so whimsical and romantic. you look lovely as usual, my dear.

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Shay said...

the first pic is like a film still! Well done.

Paranka said...

Can I ask what kind of camera Tom has? These colors are amazing, and I'm planning to buy a new camera!

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