July 9, 2011

Cherry Red

Shooting The Impossible Project's new Polaroid films takes time.

Yes, it's "instant" film. But it asks you to wait.

My over-used digital camera shows me my photo before I even capture it. I can review it, and it looks.... exactly the same. This fuzzy little shot, however asked me to wait. Ten minutes shielded from the light while it developed. About six hours while it ripened. And about a week for it to mature.

I scanned it and sat on it for a couple of weeks. It hadn't really grown on me when I posted it to Flickr. Then people started to see it. And comment on it. And like it. And so did I.

It just took a little time.

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