Photo of the Day 10/26/17

I used the Hipstamatic app to take this photo and made further edits with the Polamatic and Luminar apps.

I was inspired to use the Polamatic app on this image after watching Earl Morris’ excellent documentary, The B-side. Morris chronicles the life of Elsa Dorfman who has spent the last 35 years taking portraits with the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20×24 camera. The movie is currently available to rent for $.99 on Apple’s iTunes Movie Store (scroll down to the ‘Browse by Genre’ section and slide over to Documentaries).


Closeup photo of a yellow rose in a polaroid frame.



  9 comments for “Photo of the Day 10/26/17

  1. October 26, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    Read the conversation between you and Sally D. Interesting and educational. I’m happy to have chemical free processing too.
    I looked for polamatic app in the Apple App Store couldn’t find it can you direct me?
    Love the brown almost background very polarized.


  2. October 26, 2017 at 7:19 AM

    very nice, love the yellow in this rose.


    • October 26, 2017 at 7:29 AM

      Thanks, Andrew. That one is a ‘Henry Fonda’ rose and it never fails to impress us.

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  3. October 26, 2017 at 6:39 AM

    Allan, really enjoyed the effects rendered by your post processing. I’m a huge Polaroid fan with original SX-70 cameras. Maybe that’s why I am enamored with Polamatic. Thanks for the suggestion about the documentary. Will definitely watch it.

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    • October 26, 2017 at 7:11 AM

      Hi, Sally. We also had an SX-70 way back when. It was a marvelous machine for taking photos and I love the format in Polamatic for editing photos. I am just now reminded of the craze/phase of manipulating Polaroid photos back in the ’80s—which led to the slide transfer process of the early ’90s.

      Long story longer: the first time that I saw a digital photo that had been edited in Hipstamatic I realized that we had achieved a chemical-free way to achieve the same, or better, results instantly. I am thankful for all of the hours that I spent in the darkroom honing my photographic technique. It was an invaluable foundation for everything that is happening in digital photography and editing today.

      Thank you for posting your recent work with the Polamatic app. Because of you and Elsa I have dusted off a little used app and gained a new appreciation for it.


  4. October 26, 2017 at 5:12 AM

    Gorgeous and beautiful framing job.



    • October 26, 2017 at 6:31 AM

      Thank you, Janet. Our roses are giving it their best before Winter sets in.


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