Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ojito Wilderness VIsit






Post-Script: These images are scans of lab prints. I like to use Picture Perfect Lab, here in Albuquerque, they do a fine job.

The Holga pinhole camera gives a significant vignette to the image, but it's remarkably sharp in the middle, and the pinhole appears to be of high quality. The film used in these images was Lomography's 100-speed color print film, a good value when purchased in bulk, and renders good results (although not as good as Kodak Ektar, but much less expensive).

I used the accessory cable release fixture with this camera, that's a plastic ring-like gizmo that clamps around the lens housing and permits a cable release to be threaded in to activate the shutter button, for more stable time exposures. With the Holga pinhole cameras, the shutter button is bulb only, meaning it's open for as long as you keep the button pressed. As is always a good idea with Holgas, some sort of tape should be applied to the sliding metal back release clips to prevent accidental light leaks from ruining the film, while I also use a piece of black tape over the red frame counter window, just in case. Exposure times were around 2 seconds each.

Typecast via Remington Quiet-Riter onto mini-sized yellow legal pad.


Blogger Richard P said...

Ojito (little eye) is a place that deserves to be photographed by pinhole.

The rocks look extraterrestrial.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Bill M said...

Those are really wonderful pin hole images. I need to tell my daughter. She loves playing with pin hole cameras. I think she made her first when she was about 8 and she continues to use them and she is now ??? Well she'd get mad if I told.

Lugging a big 8 x 10 around is more like Ansel Adams. I think he even used a larger one at times.

2:52 AM  

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