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Tim Meisburger
24-Apr-2016, 01:36
Today is World Pinhole Day, so I got up this morning and took my homemade 4x5 pinhole down to a weird herd of rotting gold painted elephants under the highway. The folks that live under the highway deal in trash, and my guess is they got these from a temple getting rid of them, and they set up their own little shrine here. They are made of plaster over wire and painted gold. Some have had minor repairs, like wired on tusks, but others are pretty rotten. These are not too good, but at least I shot some to honor the day. Lets see yours!

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/Tim_Meisburger/2016-4%20Korea013_zps8uyxrpjz.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Meisburger/media/2016-4%20Korea013_zps8uyxrpjz.jpg.html)

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/Tim_Meisburger/2016-4%20Korea012_zpsn8apkmqb.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Meisburger/media/2016-4%20Korea012_zpsn8apkmqb.jpg.html)

25-Apr-2016, 06:45

Fuji 8x10 HR-T X-ray film, f250 @ 8 minutes in Ansco Universal 8x10, with #11 green and #8 yellow filter (why? why not) Rodinal 1:150 7 minutes in tray with only one or three glaring scratches (I put a blank fixed sheet under it and got a lot fewer scratches). Unadulterated straight scan, which I apparently didn't line up to the scanner's liking so one long edge is missing

25-Apr-2016, 08:31
Nice work Wayne, ala Sudek!

25-Apr-2016, 09:00
Thanks Tim. I have to give credit to the camera and pepsi can that I flattened, shoved a pin through, and taped to my lens board because I could barely see a thing when I composed it.

Fr. Mark
27-Apr-2016, 09:02
I have 7 cameras, 9 pieces of film (1's a 24x10 triptych inside a large cylindrical can) to develop. A nasty cold and pressing work issues delay darkroom time. Plus, my darkroom is only dark after dark and that's pretty late lately. I do hope to join this party in a week or so.

27-Apr-2016, 16:34
Well, I shot four sheets of 8X10 Xray film, processed two and was disappointed and baffled - I could not figure out what went wrong. I used the same pinhole I used last year with great results, but this batch was horrible - kind of fogged looking with odd splotchy swirls...then it dawned on me - I am pretty sure, judging by the digital pic my girlfriend shot of my set-up, that I inadvertently allowed to sun to shine directly on my pinhole. Oops.


27-Apr-2016, 17:07
Actually I like the effect. Its rather creepy, but it would have been creepy without the effect too. Dolls freak me out.

Fr. Mark
27-Apr-2016, 18:53
I've not had success shooting pinhole where the sun impinges directly on the pinhole either. But I have very little experience.

Tim Meisburger
28-Apr-2016, 01:27
One of the 4 I shot on pinhole day was directly into the sun and had bad flare.

28-Apr-2016, 04:47
I have a similar effect (even more pronounced) using my Kodak Ektar from the '30s. It happened with bright overhead lights that were facing the lens in the frame. I need to get a lens hood for the lens, I think!

28-Apr-2016, 09:05
sometimes the direct-sun-onto-the-pinhole-flair can be magical,
and here it does offer an otherworldly effect to the unusual subject matter...

the darkslide is sometimes useful for a sunshield :)

4-May-2016, 16:21
couple I shot using an 8x10 titan pinhole, xray film

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/26549308690_a9812b3237_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gs59vy)8x10 pinhole 2 (https://flic.kr/p/Gs59vy) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7529/26549310440_905c701944_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gs5a2J)8x10 pinhole (https://flic.kr/p/Gs5a2J) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

Fr. Mark
4-May-2016, 17:11
I am impressed with the detail, crispness and contrast of these images. I think I may be under exposing mine, that and maybe wiggling the cameras. I finally developed the 9 films I took on 4/24 last night. There are some that I may post once I get them printed. I'm excited to see what my 10x24 "cano-ramic" (3 sheets of 8x10 XRay in a 9.75" diameter steel can) look like printed. Viewing as if tin-types, they are fairly promising. I was surprised they were completely illuminatesd, I expected they might be vignetted.
I've also thought to put a pinhole in front of the Sinar shutter and see what kind of image that gives from an absolutely steady set up.
Again, good job!

Peter Gomena
5-May-2016, 01:00
Big negatives rock in pinhole cameras. Very impressive, John!

My contribution is not so inspiring, but I went out and made a picture. 4x5 Portra 400 in a 1980s-vintage Santa Barbara Lensless Camera Company box. First time I'd used it, I was pleased with the results.

5-May-2016, 07:18
Nice shot great colors

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