Friday, August 18, 2017

Beer Me

Fuji Acros 100 in a Zero Image 618 pinhole. My exposure settings were just by gosh and by golly, and I figured I would stand develop to realize as much of the image as possible. Negatives were really, really thin, but I managed to squeak these out of the deal.

Perspective is everything in pinhole photography. It's probably been said before, but let that one ring from the mountain tops. The above image was shot with my Zero Image 618 sitting on the table, positioned horizontally. 


This image above was taken from the same spot, still sitting on the table, but this time situated vertically, so that this time the pinhole is a few more inches above the surface of the table. It makes a difference. To me, this is a stronger image because the foreground is much less in your face and less pronounced. The top image might be a better choice if there were some peanuts or other small items placed directly in front of the camera.
This hot mess was the result of a double exposure. 
Even though the negatives were pretty thin, I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of detail to be had in the darker areas of the image. Deepest shadows are, of course, completely black. This was a pub establishment set up in a warehouse microbrewery. Lighting was mostly artificial light from the ceiling level, with a few decorative lights closer to ground level.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fujichrome Velvia 50 part 3: Rowena Crest

One thing about Velvia: Despite the occasional magenta cast problems, it picks up greens and blues beautifully. I use a Moose Polarizer in these, obviously set to full strength. Because, if it's worth doing, it's worth doing all the way, right? I'm wondering if a judicious twist of the polarizing ring might help to back some of that intensity off. But no matter, this is what I got.

I've always liked this comp that shows the lines from both the river and the freeway come together in the upper third of the image.

This comp, much tighter, virtually eliminates the river and accentuates the freeway. Those greens, though. 

The Washington side. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Fujichrome Velvia 50, Part 2: The Painted Hills

More Velvia pics, these were taken in and around the Painted Hills in North Central Oregon.




Not the Painted Hills, but a scene on the road leading to it. I couldn't resist stopping to shoot this barn. 

Another photo on the road near the Painted Hills.