A new Polaroid discovery this week while combing the various Flickr Polaroid groups for images to invite to my Impossible Project Fine Art group. Apparently Polaroid made two versions of a macro camera (models 3 and 5) that were used in medical, dental, and forensic situations to record close up detail. Perfect for me for shooting wildflowers and other still life in the studio. A strange looking and bulky camera that looks like it would be right at home in a dental office. Extremely cheap on Ebay when compared to the pricey 680 and SX-70. Found one for $70 that comes with a case and two expired boxes of film that I grabbed at $70. It shoots Impossible Project Spectra film. which produces a rectangular instant print, rather than the square image of the SX-70 and 680.
In walking up the woods trail that starts in the back yard, I came across a new black bear cub and quicky turned back toward the farmhouse. Likely a couple of cubs and certainly a very protective sow within a few yards. This is a regular spring thing in the area. Last year it was two cubs at the top of the hill a 100 yards from my drive. The end of last summer a bear found an old tractor or trailer tire that was buried in the woods not far from my sons deer blind and flipped it into the trail (to get the grubs out from underneath it for a meal-they will eat anything).
"The intellect is always fooled by the heart."
Francois de La Rochefoucauld...