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Old 09-07-2019   #41
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Your image is very dreamy, maggieo.
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Day 8 of our road trip, Oslo, excellent weather! The Opera House is a beautiful architecture work, many possibilities for a photographer to find interesting images. I tried my best with the old sx 70!

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@Bingley: when I'm in a hurry I place the photo as it is on the glass of the scanner, it works quite well but sometimes Newton Rings are visible and can be disturbing.

When I want higher quality scan I use a scan adapter by impossible: it has four recessed placed to place the photo and keep them not in contact with the scanner's glass, there is a light adhesive to hold the image. Because I'm using it since a long time the adhesive has lost its strength so use double side removable tape to fix the polaroids.

It works well for my use but sincerely I think the best way to digitize them should be top photograph them with a macro lens, which I cannot make because I haven't ! And I do not like the idea to buy one more camera+ a macro lens just to reproduce my polaroids (or to scan film).
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Robert, you don't have to buy a new camera, you can use your M10 with live view and some extension rings to digitize your Polaroids. Or get a macro lens and M-adapter. Novoflex make a good set of M-mount extenders, as does Leica of course.
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Robert, you don't have to buy a new camera, you can use your M10 with live view and some extension rings to digitize your Polaroids. Or get a macro lens and M-adapter. Novoflex make a good set of M-mount extenders, as does Leica of course.

When I'm doing SX-70 portraits at an event, I'll give the photo to the subject, but first snap a photo of it with my iPhone. I usually post them to Instagram.
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Thanks Godfrey, excellent B&W in your photo!
Thank you, robert!

I'm so behind doing my processing and posting! It's a problem. There's always something else to do these days.

Regards digitizing Polaroids: I use my multifunction scanner/printer when I'm in a hurry and quality isn't priority.

But my quality scans are made with a Leica CL and either a Summicron-R 50mm f/2 + ELPRO VIa close up lens or a Macro-Elmarit-R 60mm f/2.8 using a copy stand and a pair of cheap LED lights. (If you have a Leica M10, any close-up setup that you can rig using Live View will do the job...)

The biggest issue with this setup is positioning the lights to make even illumination without getting reflections on the photos' glossy surface... The light mounts on the copy stand are too short for the lights' beam spread; they need some diffusers, perhaps a pair of modest sized light boxes is called for.

Still, results can be very nice.


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Day 8 of our road trip, Oslo, excellent weather! The Opera House is a beautiful architecture work, many possibilities for a photographer to find interesting images. I tried my best with the old sx 70!

Well composed!
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This is such a great thread! I love the Polaroids, they give such an emotional sense of the trip.
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Robert, you don't have to buy a new camera, you can use your M10 with live view and some extension rings to digitize your Polaroids. Or get a macro lens and M-adapter. Novoflex make a good set of M-mount extenders, as does Leica of course.
Thanks, I was already thinking about it !
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Oslo again, sunny town at least when we have been there LOL: the Opera House is a beautiful place to enjoy photography !



Shot with the very old Polaroid sx 70 on the new Polaroid color emulsion
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Nice once again!

I'm delighted with how nice the color in the latest PO color films has become. They've come a long way on that front.

And you've reminded me that I need to take my oldest SX-70—a 1973 camera that my uncle bought new and gave to me in 2012 or so—out for a walk soon. Just waiting on some more SX-70 speed film to arrive.

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Shooting old expired Impossible/Polaroid film is like to look for the angel of uncertainty...sometimes ...something happens...or not?



Day 15, Sweden, where are my friends?
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relax with sx70

It's so nice to relax a few minutes !



photo taken by our friend Raid, thanks maestro!
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What a wonderful couple the two of you are!
Was this not in Tivoli Gardens?
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Day 10: a sad moment traveling from Fagerness to Bergen.

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Day 8: Oslo, installation by the Finnish artist Kaarina Kaikkonen " we are all the same"



On the rack where usually fishes are placed to dry the artist placed many shirts, each one was reared by somebody. She means we all behave like fishes, always in group, always following each other, all in the same direction. We are part of the nature and the nature is inside us.
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Lovely once more, Robert!

I'm on day three of another road trip. Day one and two were Leica CL and iPhone 8 Plus days; today is Polaroid SLR670x day. I have two packs of film, one BW one Color, both 600, plus the tripod adapter and tripod. It will be fun to see what comes up as I wander from Los Angeles to San Diego.

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Day 10: a sad moment traveling from Fagerness to Bergen.

I recall seeing this grave, and I was sad.
You were brave.
The trip to Bergen was a great trip, I think.
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One more from Oslo...



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I love the boats from Oslo shot. :-)

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I'm on day three of another road trip. Day one and two were Leica CL and iPhone 8 Plus days; today is Polaroid SLR670x day. I have two packs of film, one BW one Color, both 600, plus the tripod adapter and tripod. It will be fun to see what comes up as I wander from Los Angeles to San Diego.
Well, Polaroid day was mostly a bust. Traffic getting from Hollywood down to San Diego pretty much sucked up the entire day sitting in the car, then I spent all of my time having a blast talking with my friend and his family. Ah well.

I did make three exposures ... two pix of my buddy and I (one for him, of course), and an accidental exposure of him that I find amusing and fun. Used the tripod and made manual exposures with the SLR670x: all worked beautifully. It has to be good enough...

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2019 roadtrip

Oslo again...

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Keep on posting your Polaroids here, Robert! They are beautiful.
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2019 roadtrip, direction Bergen

Day 9: we left Oslo direction Bergen, on the E16 road.



Photo taken with the Impossible i-1 camera and Impossible B&W film, probably expired
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2019 roadtrip: day 9, Gol

Day 9: Traveling toward Bergen on the E16 we overnighted in Fagerness Gol. Together with Raid, Dana and my wife we spent some time in a small forest not far from the hotel. I loved the tall trees.



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Nice images.... Brings back memories I have from Norway. Was the Oslo photo from Frogner Park?

I especially like the trees photo.
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Nice images.... Brings back memories I have from Norway. Was the Oslo photo from Frogner Park?

I especially like the trees photo.
The photos from Oslo are from the harbor area, thanks for your words, appreciated. Norway is a beautiful country
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Day 9, the Volvo 240

Day 9, Fagerness



We stayed in Fagerness, a village middle way between Oslo and Bergen. I took the photo of this old Volvo 240 as an homage to Helge Skodvin and his beautiful photography book "240 Landscape". Helge lives in Bergen and was so nice to meet me and Raid in order to sign my copy of his book. A special photographer and a real gentleman!

If you are not familiar with Helge's work here is a link to the pages of his website illustrating the book I mentioned.

From the "signature" in the sky you can understand the photo was taken with the old Polaroid sx-70!
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Day 9, leaving Oslo: before to leave on a rainy morning we went for a cup of coffee. Grey wet weather, early morning not so much to photograph. I decided anyway to try something with...what was available...light included



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Day 12, Bergen

Day 12: Bergen, Norway



Taken with the Impossible i-1 camera on Polaroid 600 film
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Norway get a lot of rain, but this is not a reason to stay away from such a beautiful country.

I am glad that you brought along your Polaroid camera, Robert!
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Sure, as it is said there is not bad weather, only bad equipment ! More or less!

And bad weather, rain, wind, clouds can be a good opportunity for special photos LOL
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Anyway speaking about weather ...

Day 11



Skjejehamm is a small island north of Bergen connected to the mainland by a bridge. We reached it with a couple of hours of hydrofoil among other small islands. The photo was shot late in the afternoon before leaving. It was cold and windy, but with a good coat we could feel ok!
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The thread goes slow, I apologize but much to do to prepare the zine and my next Polaroid exhibiton.

Now we go back to day 12: Bergen, Norway.



In Bergen they say it rains everyday. I think it's true, maybe only a short time...
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This last image looks like an artistic painting, Robert!
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Thanks Raid and Godfrey, Polaroids are magic!
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Day 12 Bergen, Fish Restaurant at the fish market

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