Tuesday, March 4, 2014

when sunlight gushes through a tree

...another photo with the lefty Leonardo pinhole camera.
This time with some Ilford Delta 400 sheet film that expired in 2000.  I've had the film so long that I don't remember where I got it.

The film has been sitting in its original box in a file cabinet just waiting and waiting...
Granted it's kind of rough looking and the emulsion has some kind of weird grit action going on, but for testing a camera it's just about perfect.

The Sun was off to the upper left and glinted and glared into the little pinhole which is okay by me because I like to know how teeny little holes handle such powerful rays of sunlight.

I like the swishy, gushyness of the look and sometimes it works well in a photo...other times it just looks messy.  I think the example above is borderline.

The exposure was 10 seconds
The sheet of film was developed in home brew caffenol for 7.5 minutes.

Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

  1. Very cool image. I'm always amazed at how each pinhole reacts different to sun flare. And the artifacts of the outdated film are cool, very organic-looking.