Blue Skies in Blackpool

9 05 2011

Today was spent wandering around Blackpool. We originally planned to walk into town to pick up this month’s copy of BJP, and when we first woke up (late in the morning on account of us staying up until 3am), the sky was looking distinctly overcast with wet streets. Right before we left the house, though, things looked to brighten up, so we both picked up our Polaroids on the off-chance that it stayed that way.

Result. By the time we got into town 15 minute later, the skies were bright, clear and blue, and we were both regretting the jackets we’d slung on.

I’ve been trying to get out of the mindset of ‘saving’ instant film, because although it’s obviously good to think a little bit about what you’re shooting (and that goes for whether you shoot digital or film, really), there’s no sense having a pile of film and never using it. So, I’m happy to report that I got through half a pack of film since loading my second pack on Saturday – one shot late Saturday afternoon, and five wandering around today.

I started to recover the negatives from the peel apart film, using bleach, which has worked nicely. I really need to give them another rinse, though, to get rid of some streaking, so that’s going to have to wait until a later date as it is presently 4:30am and I have to drive 120 miles home tomorrow (well, later today) afternoon, and go to work.




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