Matchbox Pinhole I by GyurMaster (880)
willperrett (7346) 2015-02-22 12:54
Thanks very much for the dedication! This is such a weird and wonderful shot. I remember getting my students to make pinhole cameras out of shoe-boxes, but we were only using b/w sheet film. Another thing I've tried is using a 35mm camera body without a lens, but with a pinhole through a piece of tin foil taped over the lens hole: quite easy really, and the film can be processed as usual! This is a technicolour Disney scene. I suspect old Walt wouldn't have approved of the low technical quality (ditto TE members probably!) But I love it, tacky taste, light leaks and all! What a brave and quirky post!
P.S. I suspect you're already familiar with Lomography. In case you're not (and I think you'll like some of this stuff), try this link
One of those insomniac early mornings by kasianowak (6815)
willperrett (7346) 2015-02-22 5:32
Thanks for the title! As ever, I think your choice between the two images was the right one: the darker shot with the island more distant has a stronger impact. I'm surprised the snowflakes are as defined as they are with a 3 sec exposure. After a second look I've also decided that placing the island in the centre of the frame, and having the horizon line slap across the middle also works: kind of Zen Feng Shui idea that fits with your standing by the lake on your own contemplating the world through your lens.
laguna ed oasi Sinis by baddori (19956)
willperrett (7346) 2015-02-22 2:32
I love the dramatic sky, which seems to drain the colour from the ground beneath; apart from the rough grass track which retains its green hue. Stormy weather often creates more interesting photographs than pleasant sunshine.
Higher Up Whitby Steps by Royaldevon (30145)
willperrett (7346) 2015-02-22 2:28
This is an interesting view, and one that for some reason, we seldom see of Whitby. I'm sure you know the work of Frank Meadow Sutcliffe: what a shame the harbour isn't still filled with sailing craft! Count Dracula wouldn't be seen dead in a modern motorboat!!