I have imagined way to attach filters to my go-to instant film camera (Instax 210) involving tubing, but I haven’t tried yet. I was thinking finding a PVC pipe that goes snugly around the retractable lens, then figuring out what diameter that would be and permanently attaching a step up or step down ring to the PVC tube. For now, I sometimes tape them, but usually I just hold them up in front of the lens of. Close up filters thread together:
The trick with a close up filter seems to be to hold the filter so that your subject is in focus. You could measure this distance, but here, I just stayed put and added the camera to the back of the filter. I find the images produced with a glass filter are better than the tiny plastic clip on close up filter that comes with the 210.
Here I held up a circular polarizer and a UV haze filter. I think I should try setting the camera to ‘lighten’ for this combo.
Yesterday a brilliant rainbow blazed across the sky. It was a little cold, and I think I got rain on the lens. The print was developing slowly, and looked a little bit desaturated. So I held it over the heat of the woodstove. This was not a good idea, for the print got very hot, and very purple. I was able to recover the image somewhat, but I think it would be best to leave Instax prints to develop in normal temperatures. I wondered about how to change the exposure while it develops though. Would throwing the print in the freezer stop the development?
There was a break in the rain. I do love this little hill as well as the way clouds are rendered in infrared.
I love Kodak TriX. I received many rolls of film back from the lab though it will be some time before I get them scanned. For this infrared shot, I converted to black and white with SilverEFEX and used the built in preset for TriX. It is a good simulation of real TriX. Refer to my Downtown blog (12/18/11) for a big dose of real Kodak TriX. I am unsure, It would be fun to roll some 35mm onto a 120 spool for some sprocket hole photography in the Hasselblad.
The channel swap on the infrared seem to have a characteristic two color vibe. It’s the first time I’ve seen trees come out kind of green.
This is a three shot mosaic. I was hoping for better, but it is okay. I panned up, but what I really wanted was the the beautiful fringe on the clouds at the top.
I could really use another neutral density filter. I could only get down to 1/2s exposure.
It began to rain but before I left, I got down with the instant camera for this parting shot.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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