Sunday, October 09, 2011
Playing with Polaroids
I finished off the last of the film I purchased from The Impossible Project to test out my SX-70 cameras. This is the PX 600 Silver Shade UV+. I think I'm finally getting the hang of it after botching quite a few of the images. Of course, now I am out of film and need to order some more. The above picture shows a problem I was having with the cameras or film, I'm not sure which. I wanted to figure out if I had a defective film pack or if the camera roller was maybe giving more pressure on one side of the film. So I hopped into my dark closet to transfer the film to the other camera hoping this might go away.
Instead of going away, I got the same problem but on the other side. Huh? I hadn't had this problem at all with the color film so I don't know if maybe my finger was in the way of the door and putting pressure on it. I will have to play around more with this.
I went up to the park tonight to watch the sunset but there were almost too many clouds. The weather was absolutely perfect and I wish I had been out there for hours. I thought I had three shots for the polaroid but alas, this was the only one. My scanner doesn't do the best job with scanning these in. The top photo has this kind of moire pattern when you look at the original size. This one here had some strange color artifacts so I turned it black and white (which it already was but it took out the strange pink circles from the scanner) and then I gave it a slight sepia tone. Fun, no?
Tomorrow, back to sculpture and applications. Then when I've gotten some of that done I will reward myself with some more photography. Hmm, I wonder if it should be the other way around?