Wednesday, April 7, 2010

First Flush...

I just finished my first pack of PX100 film from The ImPossible Project today. These are my three favorite shots:

trowel and brush (first)

Showerhead

Self Portrait

I had quite a bit of difficulty shooting with this film outside, and even on my back porch. My indoor shots definitely came out with better tones than the outside photos. The top photo of my trowel and favorite brush (um, archaeologist here...) is washed out. I made a second attempt, but it was worse, despite trying to darken it and keep it warm while developing.

My favorite is the shower head shot. Yes, that water is on, and yes, I was standing IN the shower when I took it. I've been wanting to take that shot for days, but hadn't had the guts to do so until today. I think it was boredom that made me do it.

Go here to see the rest of the set! I've written notes on the flickr pages about my experience with each of the photos (what I remember; I wasn't being especially scientific about it). I did get frustrated a bit - especially with my last outside shot. But, I'm not ready to give up. I'm inexperienced with the film and with the SX-70. This is only my fourth film pack. Oh, and let me tell you - these are better than my first set of 600 film. I'm not even going to scan those! Might be a problem with my nd filter (a film pack filter).

I've also been experimenting with my Spectra System:

Front Steps

Honestly, I'm enjoying my cheap Spectra! It's definitely awkward to hold (especially while carrying a toddler), but I like what I've managed to get so far.

3 comments:

  1. I love the shot of the showerhead! Awesome stuff!

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  2. i agree, the showerhead is amazing :)

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