Monday, September 04, 2006

Analog Picnic, Part 2: Peel-Apart Instant Film--UPDATE

I forgot to show you what a Polaroid peel-apart looks like. This is the negative base, from which you peel off the picture. If you then scan the base, you get something like a negative. Below, I'm showing the one from the pictures of the leaves I posted yesterday. It is here shown inverted, as a postive, and with way more contrast than in real life. The thing actually just looks black with faint highlights to the naked eye (more like the above picture).

Also, yesterday, the weather was cloudy and I hadn't mastered the technique where you press the chemicals on the negative onto a piece of paper. I went back to shoot another pack of 10 shots and, this time, they're all useable. The negatives below appear as they do on paper, as negatives, but with increased saturation and contrast.
This last pic is to show you that pencil-thin mustaches are still all the rage with bodybuilders. Oh and also that the negatives you see here, when inverted, don't give the exact colors of the actual image. They're not exact negatives. Some colors are more "off" than others. This negative actually produced something quite close to the original image but most don't.


Blogger schuey said...

i just love the depth of the colors.

lumpini park just looks better than it actually is.

5:11 PM  
Blogger gregoire said...

it's chatuchak! lumpini is coming up. I shot it today with a lomo fisheye that didn't have a viewfinder.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Ana-chan said...

the pica are really beautiful...

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Mathieu said...

That's such an interesting effect!


8:18 PM  

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