After I got back from my little exploration trip on Marsh Rd., I stopped off at the gas station. On the way home I saw a section of the road that had a bunch of trees with leaves turning colors, so I parked nearby and took a bunch of pictures for the rest of today's 'Roid Week photos.
Normally when I scan in my Polaroid photos (and most of my other film shots), I make the scans resemble the originals as much as possible, because I like the colors, lighting, and whatever defects the film has (light leaks, undeveloped corners, what have you) -- it's the film's character. However, when I took this picture, it was totally underexposed because of backlighting. I'm still learning how to use the Colorpack II, so I'm not sure if I could've gotten a better exposure by turning the exposure compensation dial (most likely it would've made the shutter speed longer and the picture would've been blurry from being handheld). I thought it'd be such a waste since the focus actually was pretty good here. I was trying to capture a tree with bright red leaves and the bright purple flowers in the bush below the tree. However the original was all dark, showing none of the colors. So this time I post-processed to bring out the details so the photo wouldn't be a total waste. I don't do it often, but this felt appropriate. With other film shots I might've felt fine fixing the shot in post without calling it out, but I guess my whole feeling about instant photography from Polaroids is that you either get the shot right in the camera, or you don't. Who knows, I may change my mind about that.
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