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Old 04-21-2017   #41
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Sorry, I didn't get to scanning yesterday ...

Day Five:


Polaroid SX-70


Impossible Project I-1


Polaroid SLR670a

I hadn't used the I-1 for a bit, gave it good long while to charge up from completely exhausted battery. It's a fun camera!

enjoy!
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Old 04-21-2017   #42
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Day Six:


Polaroid SLR670a


Polaroid SLR670a


Polaroid SLR670a

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Godfrey, love all your photos! Intense self portrait and interesting geometric patterns
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Godfrey, love all your photos! Intense self portrait and interesting geometric patterns
Thank you, robert! I'm enjoying giving the Polaroids some exercise and pushing through some of the rapidly becoming very outdated Impossible Project film packs. It takes me a week or two of shooting Polaroid exclusively to get my head back into how this film and these cameras 'see'..

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There are so many beautifully created images posted here!
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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 for the info Jim. I found a reference to the film I used to use. It was called Polaroid Type 55. Apparently there was a group in the States trying to revive it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polaroid_type_55

There are some portfolios shot with Type 55 which show its nice gentle gradation: http://www.joelgrimes.com/gallerymai...&AKey=P7FJP8B4

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And I just found the website where you can buy 4"x5" New55 film:
https://new55-film.myshopify.com/
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These two are not in the official RoidWeek select but are in my album as occlusion of our coast to coast trip,Baltic Sea/Mediterranean Sea

My wife Simo relaxing near Camogli

coast to coast.jpg by robert, su Flickr

And my self relaxing as well in Camogli!

coast to coast .jpg by robert, su Flickr
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And I just found the website where you can buy 4"x5" New55 film......
New55 has been around a few years now. I have a love/hate relationship with their film. You do get a pretty good 4X5 negative, but the instant print is just so-so. I hope they can work their quality kinks out, but for now, Iíll stay on the sidelines.

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I've been somewhat interested in the New55 packs, but since I'd have to buy a camera to use it anyway, I think I'd go the distance and buy an 8x10 setup to use Impossible Project 8x10 format media. It's an expensive investment ... camera, lens, holder, processor, and then the cost of the media itself ... but I am so enjoying their SX-70 format media I'd love to give it a shot.

Nice shots, robert!

I'm carrying the I-1 on my Earth Day ride to 'breakfast with the boiz' this morning. I have five more shots of outdated IP color 600 in itólet's see what I can come up with for my seventh day post.

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The IP 8X10 stuff really interests me, but I just can’t justify the cost.

I’m using my old Busch Pressman 4X5 for portraits, so buying a Polaroid adaptor was a no-brainer. The New55 stuff has so much potential, but they need a substantial infusion of capital to upgrade their production facilities (and quality). A Kickstarter program last year to raise $$$ so they could make 4X5 color instant film (and upgrade their factory) failed miserably. So I don’t know what’s going to happen to the company. If New55 can come up with a consistent, high quality product, I’m all in. But for now, I’ll stay on the sidelines.

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These two are not in the official RoidWeek select but are in my album as occlusion of our coast to coast trip,Baltic Sea/Mediterranean Sea

My wife Simo relaxing near Camogli

And my self relaxing as well in Camogli!
Camogli!
Did you and Simo enjoy the visit there?
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Camogli!
Did you and Simo enjoy the visit there?
Yes! But to arrive where I took the photo of Simo is a very hard climb on a steep path...wow...we are getting old! Much easier to have a drink at the bar of the "tre merli" in the photo of myself
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Robert,
I hope that you and I "stay safe" and we will stay at the "tre merli"!
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Day Seven:

From yesterday's 'Earth Day' Saturday morning ride ...







all above made with Impossible Project I-1 camera


From April 8 when another new bike arrived at Chez Carrillo-DiGiorgi...


Polaroid SLR670a


And my final 'Roid Week photo ...


Original 1973 Polaroid SX-70 using Impossible Project B&W SX-70 film ...
This camera was owned by my uncle from new and given to me in 2011.
It restarted my Polaroid Instant Film addiction.

A fine 'Roid Week' it's been!

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I like the "impressionist look" in the breakfast photo!
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I like the "impressionist look" in the breakfast photo!
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Thank you, robert! I wasn't sure what the camera would capture... I was holding it up in the air and aiming it by feel. Also had the flash off.

I've got to come up with a better scanning/capture solution for instant prints. Photoscan works well enough but is slow and clumsy when you have to do more than one or two. The flatbed scanner is slow and clumsy, prone to newton rings. I need to go to a copy set up and create a good jig that will hold the prints in such a way that I can capture the entire print and consistently get the position and alignment correct, without reflections. The shiny plastic print surface is a bit of a pain... My previous attempts at this worked but were clumsy too.

Time for more development... :-)

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i'm thinking as well to prepare a set which allows me to re-photograph the prints.

Now I use the Impossible scan adapter + a removable double side adhesive tape to scan and prevent the newton but I find it ok when I desire to save the image but the white horde with it's pattern is almost impossible to scan with the correct details.

By the way I'm very impressed by the results from Brad Bireley in post 29 on previous page.

Something to work on ...

robert

PS: maybe I should find a macro lens (I sold time ago the one I had) for my wife's Nikon 5100...
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