A veer away from current affairs for a moment and a meander into (beloved) geek territory as I enthuse about an application I happened upon while salvaging some images.
My camera has moods: some days it produces spectacular results, while on others it borks and produces quality akin to a Fisher Price model.
Today was the birthday of a friend and I wanted to capture the joy, surprise, deliciousness and general frivolity.
My camera had other ideas: the flash was flinch-inducing and rendered all subjects waxen or blurry smudges.
In a last bid to save something to post (as promised) I searched for vintage photo converters and to my endless glee found Poladroid.
The results are delightfully warm and made even the most head-hangingly shameful of captures pseudo-artistic.
The down side: each image, in this crazy-fast age, took a while to develop – or perhaps I am merely impatient.
But it is worth waiting for.
Equally, it cuts edges of images: in one capture of three people (spaced), the first is merely a shoulder.
I tried shrinking the original, but no luck.
Aside from the above, it is fantastic and will be my new toy of choice: I haven’t posted nearly enough images recently, so expect plenty Poladroids soon!