Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Trona Pinnacles

More often than not, landscapes put me in a trance. 
The area around the Trona Pinnacles is such a place. The austere beauty draws you in and then makes you feel small, insignificant and strips all ego to the bone. 

There's nothing to prove, and nothing to do except soak it all in and just hope it lingers and makes you a better person for having seen it.

Holga Wide Pinhole, 120
Trona California

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pinhole workshop at the C4FAP in Fort Collins

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado had it's 10 year anniversary celebration last weekend and I went up to do a caffenol demo as part of the festivities.

I also attended a very cool and awesomely fun pinhole workshop as part of the good times had by all goings on!

It was hosted by Mike Butts and Kimberly Chiaris.  You won't meet any finer people than Mike and Kim!   (They fed us pizza too, so you gotta love that!)

We made pinhole cameras out of quart sized paint cans in the workshop and then loaded and developed, loaded and developed, loaded and developed, etc. etc. etc. and then showed off our photos for the better part of 3 hours.  It was great being around such a fine group of creative minds and seeing the results of our endeavors with our pinhole paint cans.

The first pinhole I made was of an old Hudson Hornet I found parked behind the POP-up studio we were using.

I love old cars and when I found this cool old Hudson, well, that was icing on the cake!!!

The photo turned out pretty well and the exposure in bright sun was a breeze!   

Some wheat pasting can be seen on the back wall of the studio we were using behind the Hudson. This happened earlier in the day as part of the ongoing festivities for the C4FAP.

The pinhole shot above is of a puddle of leaves I found in the street near the studio.  I like ground level shots like's the view of bugs!

Fort Collins has some really interesting artwork painted on the control boxes around town.  This one had some wide eyed lambs.  Perfect for pinhole, I just kind of wish this one was in color because it was full of it!

We all had a great time!
Thanks to everyone at the Center for Fine Art Photography for making everything go so smoothly and presenting a fine alternative processes show!

Thanks to Judy Sherrod of shootapalooza for her time and friendship.

P.S., I've built and made a LOT of pinhole cameras, but this little paint can pinhole I made during the workshop is a sweetie and my current favorite for shooting.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

oh give me a home.....

where the buffalo roam.....

just south of the Wyoming border, these are on the Terry Bison Ranch.

I love buffalo!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Film News!

A very cool and informative podcast abour Ferrania Film

Give this a listen if you are interested in the future of Ferrania film....I have used it in the past and will definitely use it again when they start shipping.

a little photo from a little matchbox pinhole camera

It's kind of cool how this looks like a view from a train window....

Monday, September 15, 2014

Signs of Fall....

Fall will be here in just a few days and the signs of chile pepper harvest are already drifitng around town.

Colorful ristras of peppers can be had for a few dollars and the intoxicating smell of roasted chile is just the best thing you could ever put your nose to.

I wish this was scratch and sniff...but then you'd scratch up your monitor and that wouldn't be good!


Oh, I'm happy to be part of "The Next Best Thing Pinhole Project"
Next Best Thing Pinhole

There's some cool work there so check it out.

Monday, September 8, 2014

New, not improved matchbox pinhole image

last month I started a Matchbox Meditation blog.
It was started because I thought I could do a matchbox pinhole photo for each day of a 21 day meditation I was doing.....a program hosted by Deepak Chopra.

Well, after about 17 days of meditating and making pinhole photos, life got in the way and I couldn't keep up with it.   I have been meditating for years, so keeping up with the sitting and not thinking part was easy..I kept up with that part fine.

I just couldn't maintain the taking pinhole photos part.

I blogged it for 17 days and then stopped.
If you are wondering where this long drawn out wordy parable is's just going here because I terminated the other blog this morning and am going to share a couple of the images I posted over there here at Palomino Pinhole.

This first one was of a sunflower from my yard and corresponded to a meditation on "Feeling Joy".

Black and white film in a homemade matchbox pinhole camera.

this was my favorite image from the few I posted, so thought you might enjoy it too.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Monday!!!