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    Point Of Rocks Rail Car

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    A while back I had the opportunity to trade one of my Bromoil prints for a pinhole camera that uses 35mm film. I enjoy trading my prints for otherís prints (one of the few ways I can afford them), but this was the first time I had a chance to trade for a pinhole camera.

    I set it aside without a chance to try it out, but I have been trying to decide which cameras to take with me to Ireland so I decided to test it out. The thing I like about it is that not only does it employ a very wide format, but the film advance uses a winder from an old manual camera. This means that I am not counting turns of a knob when advancing the film, but am pushing a lever, in this case three times, to properly advance the film.

    To test the camera I went to Point of Rocks, MD, a stop along the MARC line that goes to Washington, D.C. This is a picturesque area where I found it easy to use the full roll of film. This particular image is of an abandoned rail car sitting to the side of the tracks. I wonder how many miles it may have traveled in its lifetime.

    Cheers -

    george

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    I have a soft spot for sprocketed images, and this one you've done well with, would love to see a little larger scan though... nice work!
    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

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    wow, that's some marvelous detail for 35mm; keep it up, lets see some more!
    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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    Not sure who got the better deal, I've seen your Bromoils. But the camera looks like a winner too.
    Regards Shane
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