The Baseball Toad and Princess Diamond All Growed Up

posted Sep 11, 2012, 11:08 AM by Holloway McCandless   [ updated Sep 12, 2012, 8:09 AM ]
The Baseball Toad and Princess Diamond, 11 years after they were photographed for the book.
This photo was taken in June 2012, to catch Rosa 'Jacques Cartier' before all her blooms fell and to catch my original subjects while they were both in the neighborhood. I first photographed Sam and Carmen in June 2001 for Princess Diamond and the Baseball Toad using a Canon EOS SLR, a 50 mm macro lens and Fuji Velvia slide film (lovely, lovely blue tones). This photo was taken with the same beloved Canon 50 mm macro lens, but the body is a new digital Rebel Xti. It works great, but I miss that Velvia blue.

Sam and Carmen were once again good sports about my weird costume ideas and poses. I'll post more photos later, but right now I have to get back to audio widget Hades.

P.S. Princess Diamond/Carmen is wearing my wedding dress, but there are zero wedding plots in Princess Diamond and the Baseball Toad. The Baseball Toad/Sam is wearing my husband's King Henry the VIII's costume, but there are also zero beheading plots in Princess Diamond and the Baseball Toad, and no amphibians were harmed in creating this photograph.