I recently bought some PX-70 Color Shade film from the Impossible Project. I wanted to test it out, so I shot a cartridge around Old Town Alexandria on Monday. This shot is the first from this pack.
In front of the John Crouch Tobacco Store on King Street sits this wooden statue. I don’t know much about tobacco stores, since I don’t smoke, but it seems that wood carved statues of Native Americans are a popular decoration.
I was very impressed by the PX-70 Color Shade film. I initially wanted to use it in my newly acquired Polaroid One Step Land Camera, but after inserting the cartridge, I realized the camera wasn’t functional.
Lucky for me the PX-70 Color Shade film can also be used in the Polaroid 600 series cameras, of which I have three. So I took the cartridge out and placed it in my red Polaroid Cool Cam 600.
This was the first time I used the dark slide as a shield for the film as it was ejected from the camera. This method proved to be very useful in protecting the light sensitive slides when they first eject from the film. Doing this made every frame from this cartridge something I was happy with.
I look forward to shooting more with this film in the future.