Instant Photography


I am feeling pretty chuffed with myself as I managed to fix a camera (a Polaroid Spectra 2) and I am loving the pictures it takes – so full of colour, I’m not used to all this instant colour!

Polaroid Spectra + Image film

The film is slightly wider than square too which is a bit different – it’s a bit like watching high def tv for the first time in that for some things it’s going to be awesome but at other times the soft manually-focused caress of an SX-70 will be what is needed.

Polaroid Spectra + Image film

The flash goes off with every shot so I might tape some tracing paper over it to try and soften it down a bit – it was OK with these ones as the sun was shining full-blast and more than compensated for anything electronic, but in lower light it might start looking a bit harsh.

This red one is my fave – so, so red!

Polaroid Spectra + Image film

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    16 April 2010 at 20:29

    So pretty. I love spring and summer!!!

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    16 April 2010 at 20:39

    These are gorgeous.. It’s such a great tip to tape some tracing paper over the flash to soften it!

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    17 April 2010 at 01:42

    Really, really beautiful! The pictures have a wonderful hue about them…I had never heard about tracing paper..interesting!

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    17 April 2010 at 08:01

    ooh, yes, that last one…
    so very ready to hang on a rice paper wall :-)

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    Life with Kaishon
    17 April 2010 at 14:57

    Such vibrant color. I love it.

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    18 April 2010 at 17:17

    All of them are beautiful, but I especially love that one on the bottom … Flowering Quince? Not sure about the Spectra 2, but most Spectra cameras have a button to turn the flash off on the back …

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    19 April 2010 at 01:43

    as i sit reading blogs right over there, to the right of me, sits a polaroid on the dining room table. it came over tonight and has decided to stay. tomorrow i will begin to read about it.

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