Seaside Pinhole Photography III

October 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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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 ElevatorLarge Format Pinhole of Orchard Park Train DepotLarge Format Pinhole of Green LakeCobblestone on Pinhole, Buffalo, NYWPPD 2018Seaside Pinhole Photography IISeaside Pinhole Photography III

Zero Image 135 Dual Format Back to Nature SeriesZero Image 135Dual Format Back to Nature Series It's a cold and cloudy and a rainy day today and maybe that is what motivated me to go with a similar mood in today's post. Most often, you will see images from Hanalei Bay and Pier in full vivid color to show off the lush green mountain sides. Let me offer an alternative here. A black and white photo from a 35 mm pinhole camera. No colors, no pinpoint sharpness, but lots of mood.

What is it about pinhole that I find magical? It starts with film and the surprise factor. You don't really know what you're going to get until later. In case of travel photography, often much later. Then add the pinhole factor and the fact that you just approximately point it in a direction with no exact science. And with the tiny pinhole (the Zeroimage is f/138) combined with slow film (ISO 50 in this case) you end up with pretty long exposures further adding the unknown outcome you can only visualize.

The smoothing of the water surface was something I expected as that comes with the long exposures. But the wonderful transition from opaque to a clear reflection with ripples and back to opaque was definitely a surprise and a very pleasant one at that. Not something I can easily recreate or expect again.

 

Hanalei Bay Hawaii on Zero Image 35mm Pinhole Camera, Ilford PANF Plus 50 Black & White FilmHanalei BayZero Image 35mm Pinhole Camera, Ilford PANF Plus 50 Black & White Film

Hanalei Bay on Zero Image 35mm Pinhole Camera, Ilford PANF Plus 50 Black & White Film

Enjoy the Beauty that Surrounds You! (#etbtsy)

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