After the luxury of beautiful weather, countryside views and the musical eye-candy of Southwell Music Festival I was back in the big smoke with the big rain. And instead of some expensive cameras, flashes and a willing assistant to hold all the bits, today I set out to grab a few street shots in the drizzle with a Fuji Instax 210 (poloroid). I've never really used the Instax before. So herewith disclaimer... It can focus near or far, seems to love to use the flash - even when you turn it off and there is no real way to tell how you're framing the shots but other than that, I think it's a good toy to have around. Also people react to it as if it's not serious, which let's face it, it isn't.
Only one person refused to be photographed at the bus stop. She told me she was a photographer and instead wanted my card... Plus side is that you can see the McDonalds "meal" and if you look long enough you might start dribbling as suggested on the left.
There was a long disagreement in this next one. The younger lady didn't want the picture to be taken but the older one did. She won.
I saw this guy with his excellent hat and sidies combo leaning against the yellow wall and I wasn't going to take no for an answer. Politely of course...
Lastly the chap who was grumpy in the lift mumbling about lost keys and having to "run halfway round the world to get another one" cracked a smile when he saw the Instax... Some good grins people - thank you.