Continued from yesterday
It didn’t fire. I inspected the shutter release and there’s a shutter release within the shutter release (its function is to take the picture without triggering the flash). I tested the inner release and <ooops> the shutter fired and my first Impossible print was ejected.
(The pears are just visible at the bottom left of the picture.)
This was proving to be a little anticlimactic. Anyway, I had figured out how to use the camera. I slid the camera’s close-up filter into place, retired approximately 2 feet from the subject, re-composed and squeezed the inner release this time.
The print was ejected, bright blue on its surface. I shielded it from the ambient light and turned it over and waited.
A few minutes.
Turning the print over, all was revealed.
This scan looks better than the original, which is very light. I don’t know if it is the film or the camera (I blame the camera for the exposure inadequacies), but I found this generally unsatisfactory, though the throw-back to Fox-Talbot-era image quality is quaintly charming. It has its place, as tomorrow’s pictures will show.
Print and subject