Bogy Kong

Bogy Kong

Taken with a Polaroid 600 SE with the 127mm. I forget the aperture but it was a cloudy day and I remember they shutter being something like 1/4 sec. I think the piece of tape on his snout is from this scanner that I got months ago and hadn’t used a single time until last night to scan this photo.

Scanned using an Epson v-500 at 1200 dpi and compression at 16 on Professional mode. Full Auto mode scans a bit faster (around 57 seconds for each of the 3ΒΌ x 4ΒΌ instant prints) but it added some weird .jpeg artifacts. Actual size when masked in Professional mode turned into something like 3.6 x 4.2 for some reason. I’ll write things down next time. Final scan came out to be 5094 x 4144. Oh. I guess that gives me the dimensions too. Shut up. 3.453 x 4.245

Colour pack film has these really, really tiny pits on the surface, maybe a few per square millimeter, that are pretty neat when you look at them up close. (Well, Fuji pack film does anyway, I haven’t checked Polaroid pack or sheet and never noticed it on Polaroid 600) Apparently, the angle of incidence of the scanner light is perfect for filling those pits with light and presenting them to you as a bojillion little faint specks which you will think is dust and will cause you to spend 10 minutes squeezing a rocket blower over the scan bed and photo and 20 minutes moving and scanning the photo.

Adobe Elements 6.0 dust and scratch remover at 2 pixel radius and threshold of 2 to remove the thousands and thousands of little specks and applied warming filter (LB1 or 81, I don’t remember exactly now) to correct slight blue tint from scanner. (Turned the border faintly yellow; you can see the difference in the next photo of Harrah)

Colour rendering after the warming filter is closer but still not exact, specifically the reds, and overall it seems slightly muddier than when I was looking at it on another computer. Now I have first hand experience on why one would want one of those colour calibration things to stick on their monitor. I don’t know how much of it is the whole, "No way man, a digital image can’t capture the saturation and depth of a print". I’m hoping that the difference is at least consistant and I can just adjust the curves and slap on the same filters for each scan.

(I just noticed the slow fade to white of the border as you go up and how distracting it is)

Posted by yarr2d2 on 2009-06-18 17:01:00

Tagged: , Polaroid 600 SE , Mamiya 127mm , Fuji , color , instant , film , FP-100c , Polaroid , Fujiroid , scan , Epson , v-500 , 1200dpi , 1200ppi , Red , Kong , chew , toy , dog , Bogy , golden , retriever , pack , scanned , medium , format , 3.25x4x25

Day 335 – dusty viewfinders

Day 335 - dusty viewfinders

I’m reorganizing/cleaning my computer room/office/whatever and these cameras have been patiently waiting on a desk waiting their new assigned places. A bit of dust has coated them during their wait.

Posted by Mark.Swanson on 2013-12-03 03:55:49

Tagged: , polaroid , camera , viewfinder , rangefinder , Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS

day 37::365 gratitude::pola info?

day 37::365 gratitude::pola info?

belive it or not, i’ve had this camera since high school. back then i was buying sx-70 film so that i could take photos and manipulate them….i REALLY wish i still had one of them to post up here, but alas, between this computer and many others all of those photos may well be lost (hey, it wasn’t as popular back then!)…i’ll still look though.

can anyone give me info on how best to get more film for this guy? i’m sure there’s a fairly short supply of it out there *right*? so don’t share anything you don’t want to! i would be grateful for any info though! πŸ™‚ oooooor, i could just spend hours on the internet looking it up which may put my relationship in serious jeaopardy (ok, i’m only half kidding here ;o))


Posted by herreragirls Heidi on 2010-03-12 16:29:37

Tagged: , polaroid , info? , i like his red button alot! , i’ve held onto this guy for so long!!! , i’d really like to use him again! , he’s been gathering dust and got really bored! , now he’s ready to go! , info would be nice , but not necessary , happy friday , friday , polaroid land camera , rainbow

dusty times in black rock city

dusty times in black rock city

for September MSH: everything is "hunky dory" in a dust storm when you have your dust mask & googles πŸ˜‰


happy tuesday everyone!

we’re back from burning man. and what a ride it was. a very surreal experience.. with all the art, music, dust, wind, heat and more. add taking a child out there.. and what can i say…. . it wasn’t what a would call a relaxing family vacation.. but a life changing one for sure.

while i did take photos… til the last few days i had a hard time picking up the camera. how could that be you might ask? really.. i just don’t know. there was so much inspiration and so many photo worthy opportunities …. i suppose i was dealing with emotional overload.

i haven’t even uploaded photos to the computer.. so i don’t even know what i have. this is one of my polaroids. one of my favs actually. the polaroid camera seemed to be the easy choice for taking photos in the dust… and it was a fun gift to hand out to other burners… πŸ˜‰ always made for a smile and some good conversations.

will be posting more over the next couple days. gonna try to get caught up before tomorrow… as that is the last day of my 365. hard to imagine.

will be back this evening to check out what you all have been up too. this afternoon… unpacking and cleaning up playa dust off everything!


Posted by suz or sooze on 2009-09-08 20:52:40

Tagged: , burner kid , dust , dusty , project365 , september , windy , black rock city , thunderdome , esplanade , saturday , polaroid , spectra , cropped , 2009 , burning man , burning , man , festival , black , rock , city , film , burning man 2009 , brc , bm09 , suz or sooze , hunky dory , msh0909 , msh0909-18 , spostcard



I’ve been tagged a million thousand times, sorry for getting to it so late!!
The people I tagged are people that either inspire me or people that I tagged because I haven’t ever tagged them before πŸ˜€
Hahh, I added this photo to like, a million groups x) I hope you guys find some that you’d like to join πŸ˜€
Okay, here we go again:

1. I ALWAYS have such a hard time with self-portraits.
2. I received a text from my buddy Jonny at the exact same moment that the camera shutter went off, which is most likely how this photo came out nearly perfect.
3. I was originally going to take a photo of me jumping on my bed but my dog went all crazy and jumped onto the bed and started barking at me (I’ll upload those images soon)
4. I’m beginning to miss my red hair, I feel like it was a part of me.
5. The shirt that I’m wearing is probably my favorite shirt, I scored it at Platos Closet.
6. I really want a job soon, I’m dying to have a new camera.
7. This school year I’m going to begin taking photography classes (hopefully). I’m kind of excited, but I have a feeling I won’t like it so much…
8. I wish I could take photos on film rather than digital, I love film so much better, but I don’t have the money for it.
9. My computer is still broken )’:
10. I can’t tell if I’m nervous or excited for school next month. It’s a mix of both I guess…?

Posted by Dream by Heart on 2010-07-21 17:14:57

Tagged: , Girl , Self portrait , Polaroid 1000 land camera , rainbow , Polaroid , Love , light , window , Canon , Manic Panic , Atomic Turquoise , Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise , Paul Mitchell , Paul Mitchell Inkworks Blue hair dye , Inkworks , Blue , Turquoise , Inspiration , Blue hair , Polaroid One Step , Teenager , hearts , beads , makeup , bracelets , Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Polaroid SX-70

Polaroid SX-70

#49/365 My new camera came in! I stil need to order some film but everything looks in working order except for the shutter button which seems to stick. This one even came with a leather satchel for the camera and a pack of film and the original manual. Sorry for the quality of this image. I loaded it on the computer and realized my camera was on "JPG BASIC" mode. I was so bummed….now when I look at this picture all I see is jpg compression (I’ll just try to convince myself its bokeh). I do like the tones I was able to pull out though. Happy Land Camera Wednesday!

View On Black

Strobist: sb-800 in a ray ring flash

Posted by isayx3 on 2009-02-18 08:03:48

Tagged: , 50mmf14d , polaroid , sx-70 , land , camera , 50mm , f1.4 , nikon , d3 , sb-800 , speedlight , rayring , ray , ring , flash , light