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Previously on pinhole photography: A New Chapter, a New Book - Pinhole Photography, Film Pinhole Photography, Seaside Pinhole Photography, Lake Erie Lakeshore on Pinhole, Erie Basin Marina on Pinhole, Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2017, The Final Six, Large Format Pinhole, Large Format Pinhole by Cargill Pool Grain Elevator, Large Format Pinhole of Orchard Park Train Depot, Large Format Pinhole of Green Lake, Cobblestone on Pinhole, Buffalo, NY, WPPD 2018, Seaside Pinhole Photography II, Seaside Pinhole Photography III
Zero 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 on Zero Image 35mm Pinhole Camera, Ilford PANF Plus 50 Black & White Film
Enjoy the Beauty that Surrounds You! (#etbtsy)
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