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Old 04-16-2017   #1
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Roid Week 2017

Roid week 2017 spring edition start today, do not forget (as I was going to...)
For all the lovers of any kind of instant photography

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Ahh... polaroid.... I thought you were taking up bodybuilding for a moment there.
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Ahh... polaroid.... I thought you were taking up bodybuilding for a moment there.
LOL! ...or some of the other 'roids...!

Thanks for the reminder. Just loaded a new pack into the SLR670a the other day...

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Here are my submissions for day one. Taken during our coast to coast road trip, from OstSee (North Germany) to Mediterranean Sea

[IMG]our coast to coast, by robert, su Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]our coast to coast by robert, su Flickr[/IMG]
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I took this last week with my SX-70 using the new, IP 3.0 beta color film.



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Taken on April 6 while I was waiting with the new Sumo at the Redwood City CalTrain station in order to get out of the rain. :-)

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Ahh... polaroid.... I thought you were taking up bodybuilding for a moment there.
... or maybe hemROID?

I need to start using my Land 250 Camera!
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Is Instax ok or just Polaroid?
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It's ok, any kind of instant photography, any brands is ok .

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Roidweek day 2, my submissions, both Impossible...

again from our road trip, here is my wife relaxing in the hotel room in Ahrenshhop, North Germany

from our coast to coast trip.jpg by robert, su Flickr

and this was taken on the beach in Ahrenshoop, it was cold, very cold and windy. So windy they the wind blew away the image from the photo

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Bread and cheese...great
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Roidweek, Day Three

as previous submissions from our coast to coast trip, Baltic-Mediterraanean sea.

The forest near Ahrenshoop, north germany

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I like the second photo ("the forest") of that pair. Nice!

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Never expected instant photography to go the way it is.

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Keeping with the forest theme. SX-70 with IP B&W film.



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It is possible to pull a negative from IP B&W film. Here’s a negative, which I inverted to a positive, in Photoshop. My first try, so excuse the blemishes. Still, the excellence of the SX-70 lens is obvious in this pic. Sharp.



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Here are my submissions for day one. Taken during our coast to coast road trip, from OstSee (North Germany) to Mediterranean Sea

[IMG]our coast to coast, by robert, su Flickr[/IMG]

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A painter with a camera Robert! "colori tenui" ? Do I have this term correct Robert? soft, muted color.
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It is possible to pull a negative from IP B&W film. Hereís a negative, which I inverted to a positive, in Photoshop. My first try, so excuse the blemishes. Still, the excellence of the SX-70 lens is obvious in this pic. Sharp.
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Very neat. Okay, now how do you extract the negative?

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Very neat. Okay, now how do you extract the negative?
I read about this only a few weeks ago. I canít find the link, so this is from memory.

Take an IP B&W print and trim off everything leaving only the picture. Place the pic in hot water for about 2-3 minutes, then peel off the clear mylar (which has the positive image) and separate from the black backing. Plunge the black backing back into the water and gently massage the coating away from the backing (which may take several minutes). You can use your fingers (wearing gloves) or use a soft sponge or rag. When the coating is removed, youíll see a B&W neg on the black backing. When dry, scan the image and invert with PS.

Thereís a trick to removing the coating from the black backing which Iím still trying to master. If you do it right, you get a decent negative. If you do it poorly, the neg will be splotchy. The neg does have more detail than the print, so you can do more in the way of corrections in PS.

Iím not 100% sold on all of this, but it has potential.

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I read about this only a few weeks ago. I canít find the link, so this is from memory.

Take an IP B&W print and trim off everything leaving only the picture. Place the pic in hot water for about 2-3 minutes, then peel off the clear mylar (which has the positive image) and separate from the black backing. Plunge the black backing back into the water and gently massage the coating away from the backing (which may take several minutes). You can use your fingers (wearing gloves) or use a soft sponge or rag. When the coating is removed, youíll see a B&W neg on the black backing. When dry, scan the image and invert with PS.

Thereís a trick to removing the coating from the black backing which Iím still trying to master. If you do it right, you get a decent negative. If you do it poorly, the neg will be splotchy. The neg does have more detail than the print, so you can do more in the way of corrections in PS.

Iím not 100% sold on all of this, but it has potential.
Thanks! It is interesting ... whether it has much promise depends on how repeatable I could make it. That's a lot of effort to get a negative out. I'll have to give it a shot at least once or twice.

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Thanks! It is interesting ... whether it has much promise depends on how repeatable I could make it. That's a lot of effort to get a negative out. I'll have to give it a shot at least once or twice.
Itís not really hard, you could almost call it easy, but the trick is to remove all of the coating from the black backing. Experiment with a few pics that are just so-so, then graduate to more important pics once you feel more comfortable with the process.

I like the almost ďpainterlyĒ look to the pic. Its best use may be for portraits.

BTW, youíll still have the original positive image, which will be fixed to the clear mylar. Itís delicate though, so be careful not to scratch while wet.

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Wife and car ready to leave the north coast of Germany direction south!
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After many kilometers we arrived in Camogli, where a statue of Mary welcomed us.

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Brad, that second shot...

The chemistry really made for a great organic looking oops

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Brad, that second shot...

The chemistry really made for a great organic looking oops

Love it!
I agree, it's so special...
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Roidweek day 5

from our coast to coast road trip:

When we arrived to the Mediterranean Sea in Liguria landed in a village called Camogli from where with a short "hike" we reached a promontory called Punta Chiappa where a cat was waiting for us !

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of course there was also a typical fishing boat

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Another scan from a B&W IP negative.



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Day 6 toward the end...

At the end of our journey we made a stoop over in a small village called Boccadasse near Genova, Mediterranean Sea.

coast to coast, boccadasse, GE.jpg by robert, su Flickr

At the end Punta Chiappa a mosaic dedicated to the "Madonna del Soccorso" which I would translate as "Madonna of the Rescue" saving all the sailors in difficult moments.

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There was a peel-apart B&W negative available from the Polaroid film I used in my Hasselblad 500 CM in the 90's, but your results are looking better than the darkroom prints I made from those negs back then...
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There was a peel-apart B&W negative available from the Polaroid film I used in my Hasselblad 500 CM in the 90's, but your results are looking better than the darkroom prints I made from those negs back then...
As mentioned above, this is a new process somebody discovered. You have to separate the positive image from the negative. Not terribly hard, you soak the original IP print in hot water for about five minutes, then peel apart. Once you wash all of the coating off the backing, you get a negative. This isnít a negative in the traditional Tri-X sense, but a negative on paper. Scan and invert in Photoshop and you get a positive image. Then play around with levels to get the proper brightness and contrast. If the original IP print is properly exposed, you get a negative that will produce an excellent image.

Only eat downside is that separating the negative from the positive result in a lot of black ďdustĒ on the paper negative. You can spend a lot of time in PS blotting out the dust. But you can get a real impressive image, like the one above.

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Thanks, yes "colori tenui" is correct! A good combination of light, chemistry and low temperature was the key!

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