One of Erie PA's oldest, most historical buildings - The Warner Theatre. Originally opened in April of 1931 with the showing of the movie The Millionaire. Seen here on Impossible Projects PX 600 Black Frame "Poor Pod." Shot with an SX70 Sonar.
29 September 2011
27 September 2011
Just a few orange flash shots from this past weekend. I didn't get a ton of shooting in, but I got a few decent shots. These three were all taken with an SX70 Sonar and Impossible's PX100 Orange flash along U.S. Route 26 in Fairview, PA., just outside of Erie.
The top two are what looked to have been an old school house at some point, but oddly enough he awning actually say's something about it being a floral shop. The one below is from one of the many, many fascinating motels that surround Erie.
More updates coming soon. I'll be off to Chicago this weekend for the first time to attend a wedding. Considering I've never been there I'll be taking quite a few cameras and look forward to updating upon my return.
16 September 2011
While in Pennsylvania for Labor Day weekend we made our way up to Warren, PA., and the Kinzua Dam for a few hours. I had been to the Kinzua before, but from a different access point. Kinzua damn was completed in 1968 and is one of the largest dams in the US east of the Mississippi River. It provides flood control, power generation and creates the largest lake in Pennsylvania - the Allegheny Reservoir or Kinzua Lake.
The photo at top was shot on a Polaroid Spectra with Impossible Project PZ 680. I love this film, this camera and how great the colors are coming along... The bottom two photos were taken with a Polaroid 250 using some of the expired Polaroid Type 100 Sepia that I picked up from one of Impossible's big film sales. The film originally expired is '09, and, so far I am getting many different results from just one pack. These specifically are very warm/sepia toned while others have been much closer to a black and white.
15 September 2011
It's pretty crisp and cool around Cleveland as we creep into the middle of September. It's hard to believe it's already been more than two weeks since a Labor Day weekend filled with oddly high temperatures.
This year, I spent my Labor Day up in Erie, PA... which at this point probably shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to anyone who has followed my blog recently. Tiffany and I spent a couple nights out at her family's cottage near the lake. We had a few cookouts, rode our bikes, drove around town. Once or twice along the way, I got out one of my cameras and took a photo or two.
These two images are from of the old Presque Isle Motel. It's an old, dilapidated building that appears to have been shut down years ago. I've been dying to shoot this place since we drove past it a couple months ago, but, despite the number of times we've been in Erie there just hasn't been time. Labor Day, however, finally gave me the opportunity and the storm clouds that threatened all day couldn't have worked out any better.
These were both shot with an SX70 sonar using some of my favorite film from the Impossible Project - PX600 Black Frame Poor Pod. Unlike most of what I've shot from the Poor Pod batch, these actually show the signs of the Poor Pod. But, like I've said many times before, it's these uncontrollable aspects that really make analog photography what it is. Considering the content and composition of the images... I think it worked out perfectly.
13 September 2011
I've been exceptionally busy with work lately and haven't had time to update as I would like to. I have some great photos to post from my Labor Day weekend, but I haven't had time to get all the images resized and the post written yet.
So, instead, I will quickly share this photo. This is the Impossible Project PX100 Orange Flash that I recently got, and the first of the shots that I've taken with it. For those who don't know, here's how Impossible describes this film:
"Experimental, alternate chemical components were used in this limited production batch of PX 100 Silver Shade film creating unexpected characteristics. The color of these images will be orangish/brownish and light sensitivity is very low resulting in rather dark tones"
Low light sensitivity with rather dark tones.... so of course, I figured why not shoot at night. Well, really, that's the only time that I had free and I couldn't wait any long to take a few photos. I wasn't sure that I would even get any results at night, but I think this turned out alright all things considered. Definitely orangish in tone, but pretty well exposed.
I think these limited, experimental runs are great. I love the odd results, the unknown aspects of the film and the fact that I can get great deals on multiple packs. Keep on keeeping on Impossible Project.
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Camera: Polaroid SX70 Sonar
Film: Impossible Project PX100 Orange Flash
02 September 2011
I said I would post some digital, so here's some digital.
Also, I should have a few updates next week, as I hope to be taking many photos over this long weekend. Enjoy your Labor day!