As many of you know, I adore my Polaroid cameras and am having a love affair with film. I am working on my one little word of practice and am making a concerted effort to (a) stop hoarding my mini-fridge full of instant film and (b) shoot, shoot, shoot that film! I will admit that while I love the folks at the Impossible Project and all they are doing to keep film alive for all of us Polaroid-worshipers (thank you!!), I do struggle a bit with some of the film. There is simply a learning curve with each type of film (e.g., PX70 vs. PX680), as well as each batch of film (i.e., the date it’s manufactured) that is produced. And I accept that. After all, that allows for some of the magical mystery behind each and every image that shoots out of my camera. But, it can also lead to some frustration and some disappointing moments when turning over the photograph reveals that it is underexposed, not developed in parts, or has streaking or snakeskin throughout.
So when a beauty shows itself in that iconic little white frame…well, it takes my breath away. A stunner.
This is my 8/365 shot, but I just couldn’t NOT show the splendor of this tree on the main page. I couldn’t bear for you to miss it.
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