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I recently acquired a Polaroid SX-70 and binged on buying film from The Impossible Film Project. I’m five shots into this thing, and wondering whether I’ll get the hang of it. I understand that Impossible Film is quite sensitive to light, so I shot a picture (with the recommended exposure setting) and immediately shielded and put it away in a pocket close to my body. I am seeing firsthand that Impossible Film does not like the cold. The photo below was shot at Lincoln Center (during Fashion Week), in New York – however, it was about 40 degrees but felt colder with the wind, so I’m sure that have had something to do with the result. I’m going to have to put my new little toy away until the weather warms up, just enough.
The tip top of the Empire State building as seen from the High Line.
Just a couple of photos taken at High Line Park in Manhattan. Pretty great space, built on historic freight rail lines on the west side. It was a cold, very overcast day…I felt most of my other pictures look very flat but here are a few taken with my Fuji Instax 210.
One of my goals for 2013 was to “waste” less time indoors and spend more time outdoors. “Explore” a little more, even if it’s only locally. Yesterday afternoon it was sunny and about 48 degrees – perfect for some outdoor activity. So, armed with my point and shoot I headed to a great spot to relax and enjoy the winter sunset. I’m still struggling with one of my other photography goals – which is to photograph more people – but that always poses a challenge. We’ll see what I can do about that. In the meantime, I’m enjoying these evenings watching the sun set over the river.
Pictures taken with Nikon CoolPix P7700 and mostly unedited.
On any other day, you see the Delaware River just behind those rocks.
I hate – HATE – mornings. However, once in a while there are reasons to love – LOVE – mornings…like a winter sunrise, on the beach. Weather was cold – but not unbearable, although fingers lost sensation and it took me several hours to warm back up, it was a beautiful day to be outside. Even though there were some clouds, it’s still great to see the light creating shadows and golden hues painting everything it touches. Pretty amazing…a few photos below.
Some photos were taken with a Canon 60D, and others with Nikon Coolpix P7700. Taken in Atlantic City, NJ.
Most shots are straight out of the camera.