Monday, May 17, 2010
Fuji Integral Film - Instax
Shot taken yesterday with the stock Instax 210 camera set to the "near" distance, to focus on the Japanese maple leaves under the brilliant blue sky. No attempt to improve Dmax or anything at scan-in. so you see it very much like it appeared a minute after the shot was taken.
In fact these colors are rendered realistically on yet another clear weekend when air traffic over the Northeast has once again been limited due to volcanic ash. One can imagine that we might start to like clear blue skies, and would opt to stop contrail-producing air traffic, and encourage fast transAtlantic boats again. Usually the afternoons are a criss-cross of contrails near Boston, along a heavily traveled air route, same as over Surrey England, which clouds up early every day due to contrails.
At what price do we span the globe?
I can see pages load from the server, and only one in 40 visitors to a page actually click on the images to see them at full resolution. Nearly every image posted here is in a small thumbnail and also a full res version, since this is about photography. OK now, click on the image of Babico's, please! See how sharp Instax is.
Both images have that plastic lens look. Imagine what a decent lens could do. Today I spent a lot of time on the Instax conversion and ruined the camera in the process. You can see the result at the Black Gallery. Have to start over.
Posted by Bob Crowley at 8:35 AM