I thought I had caused a crack or something bad like that (light leaks, but ugly ones). I finally decided to make a more time-consuming effort to find answers so I could try to fix this problem myself. After about 15 minutes of surfing the Web, I found out that I just had gunk on the rollers, so now I am happy again! The last thing I wanted to do was bury another SX-70 (use it as a bookend).
The only thing is, I had some fresh PX70 Impossible film inside the camera, and I lost a few exposures removing and reloading. I still like them, though. Rothko Impossibles!
Also, I was feeling super-anxious about wanting to shoot the new Impossible test film, the PX100 UV+ Silver Shade, and received it in the mail today, so I ended up shooting the remaining PX70 Color Shade pack on boring stuff.
|(1st shot after the cleaning, me and Steven at lunch at Franky's Mexican Restaurant. You should've seen the big scene I made trying to get a good shot. Kidding, kidding, I always feel like I make a big scene with my Polaroid.)|
|Isn't the color AMAZING?|
Bee is the best assistant. She helps me with focus for self-portraits by standing-in. I always get good shots of her in these situations. I'm really glad the last exposure of the pack came out so nicely.
I was then ready to I load my Alpha 1 with the PX100 UV+ Test film. I attached my handy self-timer #132 and PX Shade (which works like a charm I have to say), and tried to look relaxed and thoughtful for a self-portrait, (because that's what I am-HA) but stood too close to the camera, and the focus was off. I may have moved the tripod. I missed the mark.
|Window light, late afternoon, L/D wheel 1 notch towards L.|
|Window light, late afternoon, L/D wheel right in the center.|
These aren't any good, but I think I have a good idea of how this new monochrome film it is going to react to the light. Tomorrow will be better test shots for sure. I mean, I hope!
Did I forget to mention I graduated from college? I really did! Last Saturday. It was amazing. I was incredibly proud, and so grateful for all the support friends and family have given me during my studies. I now have a BFA! It's a dream come true.
|You can tell I ordered the cake myself. :) Tres Leches!|