Large Format Pinhole by Cargill Pool Grain Elevator

September 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Lensless 4"x5" by Cargill,Behind the Scenes, Outer Harbor, Buffalo, NYLensless 4"x5" by CargillBehind the Scenes Previously on pinhole photography: A New Chapter, a New Book - Pinhole PhotographyFilm Pinhole PhotographySeaside Pinhole PhotographyLake Erie Lakeshore on PinholeErie Basin Marina on Pinhole, Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2017The Final SixLarge Format PinholeLarge Format Pinhole by Cargill Pool Grain Elevator

I wanted to squeeze another test in before updating my technique. And what better place to take the new large format pinhole camera to than the iconic Cargill Pool Grain Elevator on Buffalo's outer harbor?

Despite shooting black and white I timed my visit for sunset. I did not intend to include the sunset itself in the photo but wanted to take advantage of the beautiful intense light  the grain elevator is bathed in by the setting sun. I wow, did the sun put on a show!

The pair of images here is also a great study of the angle of view of different devices. As you can see, the iPhone struggled fitting the scene in and I would have had to back up from my selected spot to make sure the elevator roof fit it. The 24mm lens on my DSLR fit things in nicely, and you can see the effect of the super wide angle of the 4"x5" pinhole (its focal length is equal to a 50mm lens on a large format 4"x5" camera, equivalent to about 14mm on the 35mm / full frame format).

Cargill Grain Elevator on Lensless 4"x5", Gallagher Beach, Buffalo, NYCargill on Lensless 4"x5"Gallagher Beach, Buffalo, NY

Cargill Pool Grain Elevator on Lensless 4"x5" Pinhole Camera, Gallagher Beach, Buffalo, NY

For this photo, I scanned it in, inverted from the paper negative, and had to use a bit of rotation to correct the tilted horizon as I was not careful enough and kicked the tripod just as I was opening the shutter.

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