I love this handpainted Coca-Cola ornament. It’s not an expensive Christopher Radko, but nice just the same. We don’t have a tree up yet, so I affixed it to a garland on the mantel.
I shot this with my “good” camera first, but wasn’t thrilled, so tried the iPhone. The photo is grainy, but I like the effect. It kind of goes along with the vintage handpainted look, don’t you think?
Oh, yeah! I love the retro feel. Christmas always makes me think of the 40s-60s anyway. I think it’s because of all the retro Christmas carols. Very cool ornament.
Never thought about it that way, but you’re right–almost all the carols are from that era. Thanks!
Love the grainy effect, iPhones are the best 🙂 Love the ornament too, who cares who it is by 🙂
Before I got this phone, I would have NEVER believed I’d use it over my Nikon!
I’m no ornament snob, that’s for sure. 🙂
I had the same association right away. 40ies. I rather think of movies though. There are always such a lot of black and white movies on TV around Christmas. I am already looking forward to it. I watched such a wonderful one the other day, Brief Encounter (1945), a British film, maybe I will review it.
I love those old b&w movies too, esp. It’s a Wonderful Life and The Bishop’s Wife (Cary Grant version). They’re kind of schmaltzy, but really fun to watch.
It’s weird – the grainy did bother me at first and then I looked at it differently, like you said, as a vintage look and found that I did like it. It does fit. I would never have thought of shooting it that way.
In the old days of film, graininess was such a no-no. I avoided 1000 ISO film like the plague. Now I like the look, but only in certain instances. This was one of them.
Hey, if it doesn’t work on one camera, I just try another one!
No Coke — Pepsi!!
Ha ha, I remember it well! SNL in the good old days. 🙂
Love that photo! I hear people say the iPhone takes such good photos that someday soon no one will have cameras at all. We’ll all just use our phones.
I think they’ll probably replace point-and-shoots, but not the bigger cameras, but who knows? The technology just gets better and better.