Sunday, December 26, 2010
Buddha, Polaroid Transfer
Catching up on my "to do before the end of the year list" includes scanning some fragile old artwork. This is a scan made with an Epson V500 Photo of a Polaroid transfer on watercolor paper by Susan Page from a 35mm Kodachrome 25 slide I shot circa 1974 using a Nikon F2 and Nikkor 105mm f/2.5. The already muted colors have faded and some of the pigment is flaking away.
For those unfamiliar with Polaroid transfer, here is a video that demonstrates the technique:
I made a scan of this print several years ago using a scanner by HP, but the results were not very clean. Epson certainly makes a better photo scanner and software than HP.