Thursday, March 22, 2018

Winter to Spring

A pinhole solargraph set out for the three months between Winter solstice and Spring Equinox.

The streaks on the left side of the frame were left behind by the daily Sun tracks.

The mottling and speckles are water marks and bits of debris left by condensation inside the little pinhole camera from being outside for so long. 

Every time I look at this, I see something different.. 
What do you see?

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

other distractions....

You may have noticed I changed the title of this blog, and added "other distractions" to it.

While I do have a big heart for all things pinhole, I also have a lot of love for many other cameras, especially the Vivitar Wide and slim.
It's a small unpretentious thing and it's usually with me on road trips or just in the truck riding around, just in case. 

With all that, here's another wide and slim photo of an old state boundary line marker.
This one is up in the far northeastern corner of New Mexico where it meets with Oklahoma and Colorado.

Delta 100 film sloshed in home-brew caffenol.
Thanks for stopping by! 


Monday, March 12, 2018

something different....not pinhole

The Railyard in Albuquerque is not open to the public, except for market days on weekends.
It's often used as a movie set and has been used in the Terminator franchise. 
The light is amazing, yet a challenge to get on film with a simple little camera like the Vivitar Wide and Slim that I used for this photo.
The joy of using a simple camera is no one really pays much attention to it, so I was somewhat free to wander about to make a few snaps during my last visit there. 
I want to do pinhole here, but hauling a tripod around draws attention and that's not what I want to any cost.
Perhaps later this summer, I will figure out a way to do pinhole using available things already there to offer a stable "tripod" of sorts for the minutes long exposures needed.
In the meantime, if you happen to be in Albuquerque and have a chance to visit the old Railyards during market days I highly recommend it. 
You will find home baked goods, fresh farm raised produce, hand crafts, art and a Goose that tells fortunes! 

P.S. this was done with Delta 100 film, sloshed about in caffenol.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

something newish...

Yes, it's been a few days since I posted.
I've had an ear thing, ache, infection...but that's no excuse.
Here's a pinhole, made when my ear felt better.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

a little tree with some miniature ruins...

Found this while looking for something else in my negatives...
This one from a Harman Titan 4 x 5 pinhole.
It's not my favorite camera, but it is nice that it is waterproof and easy and light to carry around.

Paper negative sloshed around in caffenol for a bit, then dried and scanned and reversed and there you have it. 
The ruins are not miniature by any means.
They are at Fort McKavett, Texas-an old frontier fort.

another day, another pinhole

This is a test shot made with a 6 x 6 Reality so Subtle pinhole.
It's a neat camera that has two pinholes on the front, one above the other that makes it possible to shoot normal, and to shoot things that are taller as I have done in the photo above.

This photo was made with the normal setting pinhole so it has more foreground in the frame. The camera was not moved or changed. Only the lower pinhole was used for this.

It's a neat setup and one that can be used to advantage in many scenes depending upon how you want the outcome to turn out.
In the case of trees, it's going to be a handy feature when I want to show some of the height and personality of certain trees.

Monday, February 19, 2018

the year is going quickly and weirdly...

From last summer at Devils Tower. made with a 3d printed pinhole camera that I like a lot and should use more often.
It has a more "standard" type camera look to it as far as what the final result renders. 
It's a handy little camera to just tuck in a pocket and have at the ready for interesting scenes...such as the one above.  I was looking for a pile of mashed potatoes later but found none....