Saturday, July 21, 2018

this was enough


It's always a challenge to make a pinhole  photo indoors. This one proved an extra challenge because I propped the little camera up on a railing alongside the plate glass window letting light in from behind it....

I don't meter. I don't own a meter except for the ones in other cameras.
With pinhole it's always just "be" the emulsion and expose until I feel like the film has had enough....

this was enough

Thursday, July 19, 2018

I made some sawdust


In my cleaning out drawers and cabinets a few weeks ago...I came across a box of 2.25 x 3.25 film and a handful of film holders.
In order to utilize this cache, I decided to build a simple pinhole box, because you know you can never have enough pinhole boxes right?

The above is the first test shot out of it.

 And this shot is a vertical. I made both of these by sitting the pinhole box on the bumper of my truck...and as you can see I needed to aim upwards a bit. but bumpers being bumpers, there was no such adjustment.

I didn't put a tripod socket in this box and may not...I kind of like having it uber simple.

I'll post some pix of the box tomorrow.

Oh, the film was 100 speed Arista, dunked in caffenol for eight minutes.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Life and Lemons...

It's been a tough week...
I had two flats...at the same time, and only one spare....that was a challenge. All good now!

Then I stubbed my toe and tripped and fell and dinged my knee up pretty bad....I'm hobbling along, but getting better...

And the photo above was made in a neat little Zenit E camera that stopped working after I unloaded the film yesterday. 
(I took a short jaunt out to Tucumcari for a day, so that was a nice treat.)

Plus, I had the ISO set at 400, when in fact the film was 100 speed Agfa APX...so I gave it a little push in caffenol to save the day! 

Last Friday was the 13th, and although I'm not the superstitious type, this recent chain of events has caused me to wonder...  

have a great week everyone. Stay cool and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

the 4th

another year of independence....
this is too deep for me to even write about, so I'll just leave you with a quickie shot made out the window of my truck while cruising around last week...
Vivitar Wide and slim, (in truth, a clone version named Olive San made by Superheadz).
Kodak Tri x dunked in caffenol...you know, my usual...

 
 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Underwater in the Back yard...or how I found Atlantis

a silly somewhat perplexing title don't ya think?

I found an old Polaroid back with some Fuji instant film in it while rummaging through a drawer the other day and this is the end result.

Fuji no longer makes color instant film in this size, and I didn't pay attention to see what shot number this was and set up my pinhole camera in the back yard, put the film back on the camera and made this...
I don't meter, I just pretend to be the emulsion and wait, and watch and listen and wait some more, then when I feel like the emulsion has had enough, I stop the exposure.

When I first pulled the backing paper off and saw the result, and after realizing this was the last shot in the pack, it struck me as looking like it was an under water scene.

Which I like since there's not much water around here.

There are people that live just north and also south, and then east and west of me that haul water because their wells have gone dry, so it's quite a contrary thought of being underwater here....