Cross-processed films are known for their amazing colour rendering. I figured there was a pretty good chance a sea of snow would do something interesting. And it did. While I’m not sure I love it, the Peacock plays well in the snow.
I took out my trusty Minolta Pocket Pak 440E, a little bar 110 camera that does the job well, and ventured out into the snow. The air temperature when I was shooting was around 40 degrees, so it’s not like it was bitterly cold. The snow was heavy and sticking to limbs. Kind of a neat morning, really.
With 24 shots to play with, I wasn’t shy with what I was shooting. The result? A whole lot of snowy picks of trees and snow and buildings.
If you’ve never used 110 film before, it’s incredibly simple. It comes in a self-contained cartridge, so it’s drop in, drop out. When developing, I recommend the Yankee adjustable setup. This is the only reel I know of that adjusts down to 110/16mm.
Easy enough to develop in C-41. Use the Tetenal/Jobo press kit for that. Simple. Nothing complicated.
Overall? I’d recommend saving your precious Peacock for other conditions rather than a blank day. A grey day in the bright greens of the Pacific Northwest would be cool, but this blank brightness just didn’t quite cut it for me.