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    film... finally...

    NOTE: It has been a long long time since I've posted much of anything here.
    I've spent the interim years [!] learning about LF, and printing, and such.
    Had some chemo along the way too.

    I still heartily recommend this site to everyone who will listen. I still shoot a bit
    of pinhole, and know that this site and the supportive people, like Tom P, Marv,
    Earl, Joe van Cleve, and many others, gave me the impetus to push on through
    the troubles, and keep making images. I cannot thank everyone enough.

    Pinhole for life.

    Ok, so I've finally gotten some 8x10 film.... seemingly years in the making. I've had the 8x10 foam core for
    over a year now and having used paper negatives exclusively [to the point of taping a yellow filter onto the
    front to address the blue sensitivity...], I finally broke down and bought some nice holders and some HP5+.
    Now, I've got reasonable times and hope to use the camera a bit more, and miss fewer shots.

    Here's one from Garrapata, at least a stop overexposed but HP5 is pretty resilient...

    8x10 homemade foamcore box with 0.4mm lasercut pinhole [lenox?]
    pinhole to film plane ~ 150mm, using 0.4mm pinhole => f/375
    should be ~ 9 stops past f/16

    5 mins using HP5, dev'd in xtol, scanned, toned.

    19683129932_734da0d17c_z.jpg
    The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.
    Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard
    on a hot night or something said long ago.
    - Louis Armstrong

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormiticus/tags/pinhole/

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    Really nice shot, with that timeless pinhole look. Good to hear that you're staying positive and creative during your trouble; hope it all turns out well for you.

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    Glad to see you back! Beautiful shot, and looking forward to more!
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    ( pinholes and solargraphs mixed in among the rest)

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    Very nice, Tim. Welcome back to f295!
    because:
    "a squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous, got me?"
    -Don Van Vliet

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    What a fine picture! A great way to come back...

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    The trouble is, it doesn't take long before you start to think that pinhole images on 4x5 film lack a little something . . . .
    Then you start to wonder what pinhole image can do on 12x20 film . . . .
    because:
    "a squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous, got me?"
    -Don Van Vliet

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    I am familiar with the concept, having eyed some 11x14 holders recently... but jeeez, 12x20 film?
    Here I am at a Pinaholics meeting and you're breaking out the bourbon!

    Thanks everyone for the kind feedback,

    -Tim

    btw: here's the setup, pretty sure I got the platform idea from Joe Van Cleve...

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    Last edited by dasBlute; 07-15-2015 at 11:40 PM.
    The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician.
    Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard
    on a hot night or something said long ago.
    - Louis Armstrong

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormiticus/tags/pinhole/

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    Excellent work Tim. Framing, lighting and especially tone are right on. I've been absent a lot also, no good reason, just absent. With the heat index pushing 108 it may be time to scan a couple of negatives and do some posting..... I'm going to stop at 4X5 though; no Laphroaig on a Kessler budget for me. Or maybe not, that is part of the reason I've been absent. I planned on making a wood 8X10 and got side tracked by making toys. Maybe time to get back on track.
    "Most people know the names of only two photographers. One is Ansel Adams and the other one isn't." Bill Jay
    See Tales from the Dark Slide in the Gallery section.

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    Great results, Tim, that's a lovely image. Your camera appears to be very functional, good job!

    ~Joe
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    A stunning image indeed!
    "f180 and be there"

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