Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2020 - Part 1

June 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Sunday, April 26, 2020 was the worst day weather wise. Saturday was beautiful, Monday was beautiful, but Sunday was cold, cloudy, and rainy all day long. But it was the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2020!

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Thus, I did not let the weather stop me, even though I have to admit it did slow me down. I had two locations in mind for the day but not any specific shots. First, I headed to a local county park with some nature shots in mind. After parking at the main parking lot I started circling the casino building looking around. I never really use an umbrella but I had a large one on me this day. The water was coming down by the bucket and I had some long standing around ahead of me.

I took my first five photos of the day with my Lensless 4x5 on the Harman Direct Positive Paper. With the heavily overcast skies, ISO 3 paper, and f/154, my exposures were around 15 minutes. That's not normally a problem but with the rain and slight wind I had to hold an umbrella over the wooden camera and could not do parallel activities while an exposure was in progress. Did I say it was cold?

I stopped by one of the roofed casino entrances to load the first film holder in the camera and put the rig on a tripod to make things easier at my first location. And that's when I saw it - my first subject of the day. A tree, still bare, braving the elements. That is where I stood the first fifteen minutes. Maybe I need to think of a way to attach an umbrella to the tripod too. But this day, I was the holder. The standing was not in vain though. It was during that time that I noticed an old stump just a few feet away. The stump itself was not that impressive but its roots spreading above the surface mostly in one direction definitely were. So guess what my second shot of the day was?

Stump & Roots - Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2020Stump & RootsWPPD 2020

Stump & Roots - Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2020
Lensless 4x5 Pinhole Camera, Ilford Harman Direct Positive Paper

After the tree and the stump I went behind the casino looking for a change of pace and some neat architecture. And the stone wall seemed to fit the bill beautifully even as the rain continued.

Stone Wall - Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2020Stone WallWPPD 2020

Stone Wall - Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2020
Lensless 4x5 Pinhole Camera, Ilford Harman Direct Positive Paper

After this third picture and over 45 minutes in the cold rain the conditions were getting to me. But I knew there was a way out of the situation. When I walked from the stump to the wall in the above photo I passed by this wonderful patio. And the best part of it? It had a roof! At that point, I was not going to refuse a nice looking architectural photo under a roof even at the cost of even longer exposures due to the roof's shading.

And a bonus? No need to hold the umbrella. I was free to move around and do some light exercise to warm up. I also took that as an opportunity to pull out my cell phone and capture some behind the scenes photos.

Behind the Casino I - Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2020Behind the Casino IWPPD 2020

Behind the Casino I - Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2020
Lensless 4x5 Pinhole Camera, Ilford Harman Direct Positive Paper

My second camera for the day was ... continued in Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2020 - Part 2.

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