Cold Weather Impossible

These PX70 Color Protection images were shot in 39 degree late December New England weather, at lunchtime outside the office park. The camera used was the autofocus SX-70 Sonar. A couple of oversights here. One, I put the lighten/darken wheel a third into lighten, not realizing that really a partial stop of exposure compensation is represented by one of the little notches on the wheel. So this was a little too much. The original Sx-70 film carried a recommendation by Polaroid of only one notch into lighten under colder conditions.

Secondly, the initial development, given weather conditions, probably could have benefitted from use of the cold clip. I put them into my shirt pocket. But regardless, it is clear that the emulsion develops much differently in the outdoors than it does indoors, where it looks much more like classic SX-70 Polaroid. Still happy with the cool looking results. The color shifts that resulted still boggle.

Fire hydrant. It really is this red.

Fire hydrant. It really is this red.

This winter flower is more of a purplish tone.

This winter plant is actually more of a purplish tone.

Dual drainpipes. A blue filter still struggled to cool the exposure.

Dual drainpipes. A blue filter still struggled to cool the exposure.

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