Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bending Light!

There's a total lunar eclipse tonight and preparing for it has been taking up a LOT of my time lately...but I have a few moments now to catch my breath and share a pinhole photo with you.

I have a pinhole camera that really bends light well.  It's going to be my prime camera for World Pinhole Day on April 27th.

I'm planning on going to the Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque, so if you want to meet up, just meet me in front of the zoo around 1 p.m. and we can make an afternoon of it!  I'm really excited!

Hopefully this crazy weather we have been having ( I woke up to an inch of snow in my yard this morning) will have settled down a bit and we will have an exceptional day of sunshine and warm temps.

Hope to see you soon and thanks for dropping by!

I'm putting posters up around town to spread the word about World Pinhole Day!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Coronal Mass Ejections

If you know how the Sun works, then this will look familiar to you in a strange offset kind of way.

Homemade matchbox pinhole with expired B&W film dunked in caffenol.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

more matchbox pinhole

I'm still totally infatuated with matchbox pinholes.

The small intimate photos are intriguing and lend a bit of mystery since they seem voyeuristic.

I have built 6 matchboxes and am still tweaking and altering the frame size and the pinhole diameter to get to a combination that I like and eventually want to make a movie with.

Today's image was made by setting the matchbox up on a shelf and letting it expose for about 15 minutes or so.  As you know I don;t really time my exposures and just let them collect light until I feel like the emulsion has had enough to make a photo.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Fort McKavett...not so long ago

I like the idea of making a photograph that looks like it was made half a century ago.
In this instance, the photo was made with a homemade matchbox pinhole camera using 35mm film.

This is a view of the Parade Grounds at Fort McKavett.  The exposure was about 2 seconds long...more or less because I wasn't counting. 

It's gritty and sort of gives you the feeling of what a frontier fort was like back when it was used to protect the settlers from Indian raids.

Ruins at Fort McKavett

Everything wants to be something else.....

In this instance an empty can of diced tomatoes that was used to make salsa.

4 x 5 sheet film, 100 speed Black and white
 3 seconds exposure