Back in September I got a beautiful Holgaroid from PolaPremium and I have finally been able to start using it. It took me this long to figure out what I was doing wrong. I won’t tell you what it was either because d’Oh! But no, it wasn’t leaving the lens cap on.
Yesterday was perfectly perfect so after spending the morning with a friend Harlow and I headed to the one dog friendly beach we knew of. She was in heaven. My only complaint is to the seagulls who ate my In & Out. (note: do not leave food unattended at any beach) I didn’t get three feet away from the table when I turned around and there were 50 + birds going at it. Twenty minutes later all there was left was the lid to my drink cup and a few ice cubes! Scary… I’ve seen the movie, The Birds.
On another note – I was showing this to a woman I work with and her response was “Oh yeah, I can do that in Photoshop.” This makes me sigh. I have nothing against Photoshop or any other photo editing software. Most of my digital pics are edited in Picnik. But I love film. I love the texture and the color of the actual film. I love the imperfections. And instead of editing an image on my computer I got to stand in the sunshine on a pretty beach smelling the sea air and peel apart my precious film like a present. And I got to be pleasantly surprised with the results.
I hope the sunshine went somewhere nice… it’s been raining buckets all day long today.
If you’re interested I took this using Polaroid 100 Chocolate film, developed for 70 seconds.