instax wide

Posted by JP Zorn on Tue, 06/02/15 13:05
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Tue, 06/02/15 13:18

Even the daylight view as an eerie feel, for me, with the barren overhanging trees, the ditch and the muddy area in the water which has the feel of either an alligator or crocodile.

I would not want to be driving this road on a dark and stormy night with so little separation between the road and the ditch.

Comments by Paul Bracey on Tue, 06/02/15 22:11

That's a great look...
It almost feels like there's a plastic sheet over my monitor...

Comments by Paul Bracey on Tue, 06/02/15 22:12

How do you scan 'em?

Comments by JP Zorn on Tue, 06/02/15 23:31

I scan them like I scanned my polaroids - face down on my flatbed.
This is fujifilm instax wide film. It uses a different (and better)
camera than the instax mini film I use. While the lenses are equally
sharp, the instax wide camera actually has a light sensor. The image
dimensions for this film are 2.4 X 3.9 inches. The instax mini are
1.8 X 2.4 inches.

Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Wed, 06/03/15 11:25

I am not sure why I like this but it works for me anyway. A good one.;-)

Comments by noseykate on Thu, 06/04/15 08:09

The high key, working well here. The subject matter seems to lean toward
darkness, and yet here it is bathed in soft bright light, exposed. Even
purified. What part of us does this touch, the bright dirt, glowing
muddy pool, skeletal trees bared in the cold? Linji's old koan: "There
is nothing I dislike."

Comments by JP Zorn on Thu, 06/04/15 14:02

Thanks much for the comments. This was taken right before the sun
went down. The camera has a darken setting and a lighten setting. I
probably should have used the darken setting. But the blown out sky
(and everything else) does create a mood. Best to leave the settings
alone I guess.

Comments by Jacky on Sat, 06/06/15 11:40

Indeed, the settings you used produced this -- so, yes to your last
sentence. This works as is. It has a strange mood -- like an old
black and white scene that's been tinted.