A few day before Christmas my Husband and I decided to go to the ZooLights holiday extravaganza at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. We got there about an hour before sunset so we had the advantage of wandering through the zoo to see the animals before the light show.

But then the sun went down and the lights came up! And the show began. I brought my pinhole camera and had the patience to make two exposures. One of them is the featured image for this post, the second I will talk more about below.

Here are a few iPhone snaps.

And here is the second pinhole shot from the evening (below). It’s amazing because for this shot I was inside this enclosure for at least 3 minutes with a few dozen people at any given moment during the shot. It was a busy through way and tight squeeze. I was curious to see how my shot would turn out. I was surprised to see that nobody appears in the picture!!

For both of these shots an Ondu MK2 6×6 and Kodak Portra 160 was used.

2 thoughts on “ZooLights

  1. Reminds me of a Festival of Lights that I saw in Montreal in 2009. I have no photos of the event as my ex-husband, who was a computer wiz, “accidentally” deleted them all from our computer when we separated. This post was a nice prompt for some good memories. The pinhole images are very atmospheric.

    I hope you have a happy birthday today, Moni.

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes!! 😄❤

      That completely sucks that your ex deleted your photos! But I’m glad my photos made you think of happy memories. 🙂 ZooLights was pretty awesome!

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