Friday, December 23, 2011

brooklyn bridge {digital vs. analog}

I took a quick walk on the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday, one of my favorite spots in the city. As you can see, I'm still experimenting with Impossible (instant) film. Not really getting the contrast and sharpness that I want, but still working on it :) I think the black frame on the PZ600 film for my spectra is pretty cool. But in the end, I always seem to prefer the Polaroid shots with the border cropped off. What do you think?





I broke out the iPhone to take a few shots as well. The images below were taken with the trusty ol' iPhone Hipstamatic, sure to get a good shot every time!



I know these photos aren't very "Christmas-y", but I just don't take many festive shots. I'm not a scrooge or anything, it's just the way it is :) Wishing you all a wonderful holiday, however you celebrate!!

** Oh and hey, thanks to ALL of you who responded that you would be interested in taking some kind of self-portrait journey with me in the new year. I'll be working on the details of our project, "In The Picture", in the next couple of weeks and we'll start in January. In the meantime, just think about how many selfies you want to commit to in 2012...the choice is yours! **

16 comments:

this is Belgium said...

In fact i like them all.. each for different reason
happy holiday
anni

Cheryl said...

I like all the photos. Each has something unique to offer. The Brooklyn Bridge is a fave of mine.

Kim Stevens said...

Ohhh, I am loving these so much, that last one is my favorite!!

Talibah said...

Wow, I have been off doing the holidays for awhile and everything has changed. Your bridge photos are fantastic! I am now going to read up on what I missed to see what you are talking about because maybe it is something I would like to join in the new year.

esra said...

Love Brooklyn Bridge and these are so beautiful!!

Happy holiday!

aviary images said...

I love the results you are getting with this film--I too like them all. Happy Holidays.

beth said...

yep...the black cut off is better. it's too distracting for me...but hey, that's just my opinion.

merry christmas

Kat Sloma said...

OH, love these!! Merry Christmas! I might even take the plunge and join in with your selfie project next year... :)

gina said...

That bridge is so beautiful! I like the vintage look of the first photos, and the crispness of the hipstamatics. The selfie project sounds intriguing....

SpilledInkGuy said...

I think these are all stunning, U.M! Happy holidays!

Anika said...

Didn't know about the black frame film! I love it WITH the black border...very nice. Your iPhone shots are quite lovely as well. Very cool lines in that first one.

Hope your Christmas day was a good one!

lisa said...

Borders or no borders, these photographs are just wonderful!

I hope you had a beautiful Christmas, and I wish you a very happy New Year.

maureen said...

love, love, love these shots. I always love seeing NY through your lens. You really rock the iPhone too.
Happy Holidays my friend.
xo
Mo

Oliag said...

I LOVE that instant film old timey look! These are wonderful:) I do think I prefer the borderless crop too...

Hope your holidays were delightful!

Liz said...

The effects of the film are really vintage and neat. I do like the black frame around the picture. Your IPhone takes great pictures too! I need to purchase one!

Lindsey Garrett said...

I love the black background - I think they are all great photos really - I understand your pain with the IP - I just put mine away for a time out, I was getting so angry with the results and its not supposed to be so maddening right?

I have a new app you MUST try 6x6. You're gonna love the B/W. and try it in true 6x6 mode.