April 5, 2010

The Impossible Is Impossible No More!


Today I nervously inserted my first pack of PX100 into my SX-70. I was handling it so delicately- my hands were almost shaking. To those of you who don't share my enthusiasm for Polaroid film and Polaroid photography in general, you may not understand. But I know that there are those of you who DO share my enthusiasm, and you know exactly how I felt. I chose my location- indoors- it was a bit breezy and cool outside this morning, and I was afraid the film wouldn't react well to the temperature. I Composed the shot. I held steady- and held my breath- and fired.
I immediately turned my photo over, and shielded it from the light. I waited 7 minutes. I nervously turned the photo over. There it was! Amazing silvery tones and little white anomalies. Perfect. I am impressed. I will buy more.

{photos by me)

12 comments:

Rachel said...

it sounds like an amazing thing! the polaroid is beautiful:)

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Lovely shot! I'm thrilled about the new film. I also tried out my first pack yesterday - sadly, it had a faulty battery and I only got one shot to fire correctly, but the one I got is gorgeous (IP is sending a replacement for my pack; their customer service is amazing). Looking at other people's photos, I was a little confused about the "silver shade" designation - all I could see was sepia. In person, however, my shot is extremely metallic. I'm in love!

Ms Unreliable said...

Oh I'm so envious, I finally made it to the store and it's all sold out! I still have some old 600 film that expired in November 09, and I tried some out yesterday and it all worked quite well! Such a relief!

xx Kit

PhotoPuddle said...

Well done. It worked really well!

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{The Perfect Palette} said...

love this post.

georgia b. said...

oh, it's absolutely perfect! you could not have picked a better subject, in my opinion.

i am so aching to buy an sx-70. and your go of it has inspired me even more. time to save up. : )

elle moss said...

so lovely! love your images!

MaryVican said...

It amazes me how wonderful the color is one these photos. After all these years I would not think that technology sometimes detracts from the photo. Polaroids rock!

Kayjayoh said...

Beautiful shot!

wallflower said...

Ahh I didn't even see this post and had no idea you bought this! I blogged about this on the 15th.. I didn't know the film was out so much earlier. Weird!

Anyways, I'm so jealous. I wanted to buy some but the shipping to Canada is $50.

There's always problems with Canada.

Anyways, it's a really nice photo. Can't wait to try that someday. :)

Dori.

The Shutter said...

Very nice. Very impressed. I have zero luck with mine.

 
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