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    Emigrant Gap

    Simon's post made me realize I should post more of mine too. I come here a lot and need to participate more.

    Stopped on the way back from taking our daughter to Summer Camp at Lake Tahoe. This valley is called Emigrant Gap and is on the Western slope of the Sierras below Donner Summit. Around 5PM, It was very hot and bright. As we passed through E. Sacramento an hour or so later, the temperature was 110 degrees F. I gauged the exposure for the trees in the middle, which I guessed were about 1 stop below "full bight sunny 16", which made a 1.5 minute exposure on this pre-flashed Adorama brand paper. The camera is made from black mat board and holds one 8x10 paper negative, which is removed and developed at home. "Focal length" 5 inches, pinhole is 0.39mm if I'm remembering correctly. Scanned and inverted.

    We're going back to pick up my daughter tomorrow, and if I can remember to load the camera, I'll take it again. It will be mid-day driving home so the light is likely to be harsh... maybe I can find a shady spot along the Yuba River.

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    Really nice. There's a bit of a leak or flare bottom left but it seems to add to the composition.
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    Nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocNelson View Post
    Really nice. There's a bit of a leak or flare bottom left but it seems to add to the composition.
    Thank you.

    Yep! It was in a little knapsack in the back of the car and I didn't realize it was sliding around. Probably got hit by my daughter's luggage. My guess is that it flexed and light got in where it opens at the top. A wood version would be a good next step, because it's a fun camera!
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    Hi Ned that's a cracking shot!

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