My first time shooting the Polaroid SX-70 since last Fall. While it is possible to shoot it in the winter, the film must be kept in a pocket next to your body to maintain the appropriate temperature during the development process. At near $2.50 an exposure, with eight exposures in a pack, it is not a film to waste under questionable weather. Polaroid Originals film has improved over the years (formerly known as the impossible project), but in my experience, is yet way short of the original Polaroid SX-70 film. Not complaining-the Impossible Project brought back instant film for Polaroid cameras and their film keeps improving. I would like to be able to manipulate the emulsion with a stylus or other blunt object like you could with the old film-maybe someday.
Was in rural Ontonagon County between thunderstorms. Stopped first at the melting Presque Isle River and finished what was left of a roll of Fomapan 100. Also shot a roll of Portra 160 in the Rolleicord. The Fomapan is hanging and the Portra will be developed tomorrow after work. Nothing quite like taking negatives out of the wash and inspecting them at the end of the day. Better than an Easter Basket….
“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”
― Yoko Ono