Olympia

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Olympia

In June I met up with several PNW pinhole photographers in Olympia WA. We descended on the state capital with our lensless cameras and lots of fun was had by all. I felt like giving my Zero 45 some love, so I brought a few sheets of Ilford Delta 100. This was the first time using this film. I like it much better than Arista.edu 100. I kind of wish I didn’t because, damn. That Arista has got a nice price.

For this shot I laid them camera on the ground, hole up, and opened the shutter for 20 minutes. The ceiling of this building is beautiful.

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Geeky bits:
Camera: Zero 45 (25mm configuration)
Film: Delta Pro 100
Exposure time: 20 minutes

meandering roots

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perspective

Today’s image comes from the same fun day of shooting as the previous 2 photoblog posts. I really love the way this camera distorts perspective.

Let’s see what word.camera has to say about it:

In the meantime, a river, a plant, and a travel. Yet, the river is created by a moving fluides. The plant has alive and grow and some flower, and the travel climaxes in a remember. There, the river retains a flow water. Furthermore, it is a source of water. Until now, it pertains to a large natural stream of water. Of course, it relates to flow water.

Also, a stream and a woodland: the stream longs for being river, and the woodland retains a tree. In contrast, the woodland is also known as a forest. Sometimes, it recalls forest. And yet, it recalls vegetation. In fact, it encompasses an architectural structure. Immediately, the stream encompasses a flow freely and abundantly. Sometimes, it amounts to a narrow body of flow water. In other words, it amounts to a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth. i.e., it constitutes a connected series of events or actions or developments.

In like manner, a wood, which results from the hard fibrous lignifying substance under the bark of trees. Finally, it amounts to the hard fibrous lignifying substance under the bark of trees. Accordingly, it is a golf club. Sometimes, it is the hard fibrous lignifying substance under the bark of trees. Always, it has pleasant. Besides, it is known to some as holz.

In summary, a summer, a park, and an environment. In similar fashion, the summer is made from the warmest season of the year. The park arises from a gear position that acts as a parking brake, and the environment comes from the area in which something existing or lives. Notwithstanding, the summer leads to person going on vacation. Earlier, it educes fun. Certainly, it relates to in august. For that reason, it relates to after winter.

Specifically, a stone and a water: the stone arises from a lack of feeling or expression or movement, and the water longs for going down hill. Further, the water exhibits transparent liquid. So far, it can thin gasoline. In conclusion, it might thin soup. Thus, it is beautiful and necessary for our survival. However, the stone is rough. As a result, it recalls acrolith. Always, it may smoke pot. Perhaps, it is a musical composition song.

To sum up, a landscape, which translates to благоустро́йство и озелене́ние. Therefore, it relates to decorating yard. But it is a class of art having a characteristic form or technique. Nevertheless, it evokes small hill. Doubtedly, it educes natural view. It is true, it echoes your.

As an illustration, a mountain, a rock, and a nobody. At length, the mountain evokes everest. The rock has a crystal, and the nobody might reason with someone like tomas. Until now, the mountain is an earthen plate push together. Thus, it includes a snow. Undoubtedly, it comprises a high peak of land. Furthermore, it echoes everest.

To explain, a tree and a nature: the tree translates to ajaa puuhun, and the nature amounts to an everywhere. By all means the nature is made from a -ure. Frequently, it recalls mother element. Subsequently, it constitutes a television show. To be sure, it associates with outdoor. In summary, the tree includes a sap. In fact, it might make house and can make firewood. However, it is required for build treehouse. Undoubtedly, it has sometimes yellow or red.

Similarly, an outdoors, which results in going for walk. Furthermore, it precipitates jogging. Moreover, it is known to some as dwór. Maybe it echoes environment. Consequently, it is known to some as aire libre. Therefore, it constitutes the region that being outside of something.

So far, a moss and a forest: the moss translates to sammalduma, and the forest is among the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area. This time, the forest enjoys a million of tree. Doubtedly, it echoes animal. Immediately, it educes wooden area. And yet, it elicits bushy. Yes, the moss might grow on concrete under certain condition. Sometimes, it is a live thing. In contrast, it educes fuzzy. Although it relates to model name.

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Geeky Bits:
Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Film: Ektar 100
Exposure time: 12 seconds

Maps

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Map

This was a really fun outing with my pinhole camera. We visited a part of the Salmon River Trail we’d never seen before – which is pretty amazing considering I thought hiked every inch of that trail.

When I saw this image I immediately thought of a map. And now I have this song running through my head.

I keep meaning to run my photoblog photo through word.camera – I finally remembered to do that this time! You can read the odd translation at the end. Word.camera thought of a map as well!

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Geeky bits:
Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Film: Ektar 100
Exposure: 12 seconds

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lost shoe

We went hiking with our pinhole cameras up at the Salmon River on Memorial Day weekend and the trail was a little more crowded than usual, thus, more people curious about the cameras we were using. Someone had left a baby’s bright pink shoe sitting on a rock at the trailhead and I instinctively decided to photograph it with my pinhole camera. As I was exposing the shot, a couple wandered up the trail and the woman asked me, “Why are you photographing the shoe?” The question took me by surprise because I didn’t have an answer. I don’t know why I did it. I just did it. My answer to her was completely idiotic. I think I said, “Oh we are just messing around.” And she said, “you are in a beautiful place for photography” and I said, “Yes it really is.” Weirdly, I felt like I was defending myself. I kind of had this weird nudge of anger.

As I hiked along and ranted to my husband obsessively about it for a few minutes I realized why her question bothered me. I think it bothered me because she asked “Why.” When people ask me about my camera I am very happy to obliged them. But the “why” question as it relates to creativity is odd. Why does anyone do anything? When you do something creative it is not done from that place in us where we are thinking intellectually. Creativity is more intuitive and instinctual. And I think the creative person inside of me resents having to defend her creative impulses.

Now that I have thought about it I know why I chose the shot: I liked the color contrast. I was using Ektar film (known for its saturation) and I liked the bright pink against the greens of the forest. I also liked the juxtaposition of the shoe in the natural environment. But saying all of this kind of takes the magic out of it, doesn’t it?

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Geeky Bits:
Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Exposure time: 10 seconds

Oh the bitter winds are coming in, And I’m already missing the summer. *

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I missed posting last week, needed a little break from the Intertubes. But I am back in the saddle with another post from that Lomo Purple roll. This is one that that I shot at the Stonehenge Memorial when I was there. You can read more about my visit there on Pinhole Obscura.

This is completely off topic, but I have started another blog that is dedicated to my daily drawings. I’ve invited my friends to join me, as well. You can find it here: Gottasketchthatitch.com. I am completely new at this whole sketching thing (give or take) so please don’t laugh at my attempts :). I just feel like it’s good to get yourself out there and connect with others who are trying to accomplish the same things. Maybe we can support each other.

OK, back to the original topic, the photo:

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Geeky Bits:
Camera: TerraPin Bijou
Film: Lomo Purple
Exposure time: less than 5 seconds

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*I have this completely adorably sweet song stuck in my head right now. I want to learn how to play it on the Ukulele.

Into the wild purple yonder

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Into the wild purple yonder

Today’s photoblog image was taken near my house at the local park. I walk by this scene everyday and I’ve photographed it many times. I love the way the two Douglas Firs frame the entrance to the forested area behind them. I’ve actually taken this path many times, as well, and there is something kind of spooky about it. These two trees and this path feel like the beginning of an adventure to me.

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Geeky Bits
Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Film: Lomochrome Purple
Exposure time: 1 minute