I got back from my Portland and Seattle road trip earlier this week. I’m going to need a little bit to sort through allllll the pictures I took (between iPhone, film camera, and two digital cameras), but here are my Polaroid pictures. Since Polaroid film is so expensive, I usually save it for special occasions only.
When packing for my trip, I limited myself to using only one pack of film, which is eight exposures. I blew through the pack the first two days in Portland, then had to buy a second pack of film in Portland. I told myself I’d only use one more pack in Seattle—since the film is so expensive, I have to be super selective with what I photograph. Needless to say, I used up all eight shots in Seattle and had to buy a THIRD pack of film in Seattle.
Overall, I’m really happy with how my Polaroids came out. I used my sx-70 camera, which takes beautiful pictures and is my favorite Polaroid camera to travel with because it collapses and is easy to pack. I tried taking pictures indoors (like inside Pike Place Market in Seattle), but the shutter speed was too slow, so the pictures came out blurry.
We drove to Portland, then Seattle/turned around in Seattle, drove to Eugene, then home. I’m going to save the long commentary on where we went, what we did, etc. etc. for the trip recap, which I’ll probably break up into two parts. Nothing like going on a trip to readjust your outlook and make you feel rejuvenated.
Green Lake Park, Seattle
Seattle Center, Seattle
Seattle Center, Seattle (there’s a bird flying through the tree on the right hand side if you look closely)
Multnomah Falls, Portland
Queen Anne neighborhood, Seattle. The first photo in this blog post was taken across the street from the above photo.
Pike Place Market, Seattle
Seattle skyline, Seattle (there’s another bird flying in the sky that looks like a speck until you look closely)
Morning light in our cottage Airbnb, Eugene
Aubrey looking out the window of the cottage we stayed at, Eugene