8 Exposures Vol. 6: Polaroids From Lanai

Michelle and I  recently had the chance to spend some time on the island of Lanai for the first time. We would make the Four Seasons, The Lodge at Koele our retreat for Thanksgiving weekend. We wanted to leave the minutiae of the Thanksgiving holiday behind and simply enjoy each others company with maximum relaxation and no stress. It worked. The pine-filled island of Lanai, and the The Lodge at Koele made that happen.

Of course, my vintage Polaroid SX-70 made the short trip with us. I was able to snap a few shots with her, using Impossible Color Film. The production date for this pack of film was stamped October 2013. Yeah, it’s been sitting in the fridge for a while.

Here’s the first exposure, a shot of Puu Pehe, also known as Sweetheart Rock. Taken during the early morning of our second day on the island.


Second shot was a bummer. Nothing.


This is what that second shot was supposed to look like. This was taken inside of the Orchid House at the Lodge at Koele.


This exposure got stuck in the camera. The things that you deal with when working with an analog device from the 70’s and film made in current day.


Here’s a shot that was slightly overexposed.


I loved these rustic, wooden gates. Grass and clouds for miles and miles.


This was my favorite shot from this 8 pack of Impossible film. A white horse eating breakfast. Went for a solo walk the morning of our last day at the Lodge. It was cold. Snapped this shot.


Took this shot indoors. Bad idea. Forgot to consider the lighting situation, which was horrible. Reminder to self, when using the SX-70, be sure to shoot when the lighting is good. It’s Michelle in front of a Christmas tree. See it?


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