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    Critique please

    This is my first pinhole image taken with my pinhole 4x5 f154 50 mm with expired Delta 100, your thoughts?
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    Re: Critique please

    There is evidence of camera movement here. Pinhole photographs usually require long exposures and therefore a stable mount for the camera. I'm guessing your exposure here was at least 1 second. A little more exposure would have lifted the wall of the building and improved detail but also lightened the sky which you might not have wanted. I have filter rings on all my pinhole cameras and might have used a yellow filter to improve sky contrast in this case. I usually ensure that the image is right way up before uploading it for the forum. Hope this helps and that you get the bug for pinhole photography. I think this image was well seen.

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    Re: Critique please

    With f154 and 100ASA with overcast sky I reckon a bit more than 2 seconds. I do not think that the expired Delta100 is a problem. I made nice 4x5 shots with 13 year old Delta400. The movement of the camera has been considerable, at least half a centimeter I guess. I doubt whether much had been wrong with this image in terms of composition, perspective, tonal scale, etc. if the movement had not occurred.

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    Re: Critique please

    The little bit of flare on the building can be traced back to the reflective metal around the pinhole (that causes very bright light to bounce around)... If left untreated, will cause worse flare on other images...

    Blacken all around pinhole plate, at least with thin ink, or if metal, you can hold plate over a smokey candle for a second or two until blackened...

    Steve K

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    Re: Critique please

    Thank you, I did use a yellow filter, maybe I should have used orange? I think the exposure was 2-3 seconds.

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    Re: Critique please

    Thank you

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