Thursday, 20 September 2007

The Peach

The other day I bought a new toy from TradeMe. It was one of these. I already have one, but it's older and very unreliable. Along with my new 545i, I also received most of a box of colour polaroid. Considering the film alone costs almost $200, the fact that I got the lot for less than $100 was a bargain. Thanks TradeMe. And the kind seller.

Naturally I had to try it out as soon as I got it home. That's a shot at the top. The one above is almost the same but I tilted up a fraction.

This is my first real attempt at polaroid transfer. Seeing as I didn't have much of an idea of what I was doing it's not too bad. It's bad. But not too bad.

I do have a regular reader who is more experienced in the process, but she doesn't seem to have any on her website.

And while we're still on this polaroid trip, here's a cool polaroid site - especially if you are a polaroid shooter.


sharyn-with-a-y said...

Hmmm, well Andy to start with it looks like you are transfering the wrong bit -- this looks like you plonked down the negative side, not the positive side, which has its own look I guess.

You need a kettle, boil the water and let it sit. Soak your paper in warm water then pull it out and put it on a hard surface, perspex is good. Then peel the polaroid (after only about 30 secs development I think) and place the positive side on the wet paper, roll it will a roller and pour hot water over the whole thing, roll a few more times and peel very carefully. I really only manged to get this to work with type 59 film.

Like to see how you go.

microphen said...

hmmm, well it seemed like the right bit to me.

your way seems like a lot of effort to go to in order to destroy a perfectly good piece of polaroid.

i may try it one day. and i will let you know.