Saturday, November 26, 2016

Rest Stop Hwy 60

A brief Rest Stop on Hwy 60 near the little salt flats....a cold, dreary day for pinhole.

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Moon did this..

and so did Aldebaran...left this streak on my little pinhole camera loaded with a strip of film last month.  I caught it just right...not easy, but easy you know.

9 hours of exposure...or about...I was sleeping thorough it all.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Matchbox pinhole fun

Yes, it's been awhile...

This one is from a little homemade matchbox pinhole camera that I keep in my truck and use randomly, which is kind of fun because by the time I got to the end of the roll, I had no idea what was on the beginning of it.

This shot, I believe, was made in Texas during one of my road trips back home.  I know it's not around here because the terrain is too flat!

The film was expired Agfa, (remember Agfa?) that a friend gave me several years ago.  I like the film. It renders well for pinhole work, but I don't like the curl it has because that makes it a bit more finicky to scan...
My favorite film to use in the matchbox pinhole is Delta 100, which I will be re-loading back in the matchbox cam soon!

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying some nice Fall weather.  The Aspens are golden in this part of the world! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

More than One Way Out

Holga wide pinhole

Mission San José de Tumacácori, Arizona

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Black Mesa State Park

What is it about trees?
I just can't seem to stop making pinhole photos of them. Trees are good sitters...being still and all.

Pinhole camera made from Newman's own mint tin, the Ginger Dragon one if I recall correctly.
Paper negative sloshed around in caffenol.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

sometimes it's the simple things....

that make me happy.

I've posted this before, but revisiting this paint can pinhole shot makes me smile.
It's from two years ago when we took a little vacation to Tucson in the winter time.

I really like this photo.  Especially now since there's not much water or a nice pool to look at where I live. 
I hope you like it too.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

What a Difference a Week Makes...

If you know or not, New Mexico had a bad ass fire.
It started in the forest about 25 miles from my house and then escalated into a full blown crazy I might have to leave my house and belongings behind situation.
It was so bad, the National Guard had a road block set up 1/2 mile from my front door.
Scary, and stressful are words that don't really convey the true feelings of what people in the area felt.

I can tell you for certain though, last Wednesday was a rough day and we packed up our most precious things and prepared for the worst.

If you wonder about packing precious cargo, it goes like this....

First you make sure that your family is safe. No questions there.
Second, you pack up your important papers and documents.
Third, you pack all your photos and film negatives.
Fourth, and this wisdom is my husbands, you pack up the things that if you lost them, it would make you cry.

That fourth thing alone made me cry just hearing him say it out loud.

So I packed my Dad's slide-rule, my late mom's Polaroid and her Olympus XA (which still works).

The danger has passed now, and luckily we dodged a big bullet on this one.  We never were forced to evacuate, but we were VERY close to the line where a lot of people had to.  It's not fun.  But it does give you a certain clarity of what is truly important.

Have a great summer y"all.  It's going to be a hot one.

Here's a quick snap of the Moon from last week when the sky was filled with smoke.