Monday, February 23, 2015

The Owls Have It!

If you happen to be cruising around Socorro, New Mexico you'll more than likely find this old brick wall with this cigar ad painted on bricks. It's a bit faded, but full of charm and character.

It's an afternoon shot, so go have lunch or check out the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge which is about 20 mile south of Socorro and then enjoy an afternoon of exploring around town.

I was really really close to this wall when I made the photo, maybe too close as I cut off some of the artwork, but that's part of the excitement of pinhole. Sometimes you don't know exactly what you will come home with.

Zero Image 2000 pinhole
Kodak Ektar 100 film

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Diner in the Desert

Last fall I went to visit a friend in the Mojave Desert.
While out there, we explored and drove around looking for cool stuff to take photos of and this was one of the spots we stopped at.

This place is owned by some studio and is used for TV and movies.
If you watch NCIS, then you might recognize it as the place where Director Jenny Shepard met her fate in a shootout.

While we were the making photos, some burly looking "bouncer" dude came out and told us we couldn't make pictures of the place.  He especially didn't like my pinhole camera, mainly because it was on a tripod.
Oddly, he didn't care if we made images with our cell phone cameras.

Anyway, while my friend Erin distracted him with the cell phone, I made a couple of pinhole images of the place with my Zero Image 2000 and some Kodak Ektar 100.

Hope you like!

The sky was really nice that day!  I need to go back!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015