The good news is, Frankie got my little girl to work. The other news is that at some point as the camera was being worked on, the film had been exposed. I shot off the last 4 photos fully accepting the fact that most likely none would turn out. (but secretly hoping one would) Polaroid film has changed over the years. Frankie remembers when a photo came out to keep it in light to develop. Now-a-days the first 10 seconds are critical to not expose the picture to light. It must immediately be turned over or put in a dark place to full develop....30-40 minutes later. Film isn't cheap either...8 photos in a cartridge sells for $24-There is no wiggle room to experiment-especically with the camera's exposure disc. Despite all of that, I promptly ordered another pack and I'll try it again...and again! But there's just something about that frame that is reminiscent of a simpler life and time that makes me swoon.
This story isn't over yet!
Happy (polaroid) shooting!