A friend pointed out that I could still buy (expired) film for my Polaroid Spectra instant film camera when I was lamenting to him that I was religating my Spectra to display camera status. He also told me about #Polaroidweek that is currently going on on #Instagram. I purchased a few boxes of instant film for the Spectra and I particularly like there two from today:
Starting to get into somewhat of a routine down here in the Arts Factory. As the sun gets low in the sky I grab a camera or two and the sk8board and wander. The courthouse below was captured that way. The other two are from an earlier sojourn during the day. I'm trying not to be distracted by only waiting for the perfect light for a shot and these two are a testament to that. The seat with the Robin Leach nameplate is in a very nice, quiet garden behind the Mayo. It really is a serene place to repose.
Sun is setting earlier so I leave the space in the Arts Factory a little early to catch the dying light. I longboard to get a little more mobility and have consciously been leaving the board in the shot. I also take a few tools to manipulate the print. This print was worked on right there in the alley.
I also brought along the Olympus XA - a tiny 35mm camera while skating around downtown. I shot a whole roll of Ektar 100 today and that film is going to the Darkroom tomorrow. I can't wait to see the results!
Downtown Las Vegas is a veritable treasure trove of photo opportunities. So as the sun was setting yesterday I skated the longboard around downtown and wandered the neighborhoods. And I had forgotten how easy it is to overlook the urban blight. But as long as this blight is unseen to Vegas visitors, I guess the city is okay with it. Wonder what I can do to change this...
I skated out from the Arts Factory here yesterday and the day before with the Fuji Wide 300. I brought the Lumix GX8 out too and good thing 'cause I didn't like ANY of the instant photos. But I did get some with the Lumix. And with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 I get some pretty amazing pictures.
Went out last evening around sunset and the Fuji Wide 300 camera was malfunctioning. Thank God for Youtube! It's fixed but not in time to capture anything yesterday. But today I went downtown with the longboard and both the Fuji and Polaroid SX70 instant film cameras. I love this evening light and experimenting with manipulation...