The North Sea

Travel and Other Adventures

I am struggling with where to start with regard to sharing this adventure with you. I suppose I will start with Day One. But I am going to have to break it up in parts because it was a big day. For my camera geek friends, These posts will be a mixture of Pinhole photos, photos from the Olympus XA, Instax, and iPhone snaps (I’ll geek out more about films used and exposure times at the end of the post).

Let’s start with The Van.

the van

Alex, the organizer of this meetup was very kind to rent a giant van to pick up his American friends from the airport. We then used it to transport the lot of us to the Norfolk coast where we wandered and took photos.

I tried a taste of bacon bap from this charming little place.

cookie's crab shop

The group of us walked and walked through beautiful landscapes.

the group

Paul

peace

peace, pinholed

Until, finally, we reached the North Sea.

north sea

north sea rocks

It was the first of many beautiful places we would visit that day.

Geeky Bits:

The pinhole photos were shot with a Reality So Subtle 6×6 and Ektar 100. All shots were around 5 seconds long.

The Black and White photos were shot with an Olympus XA and Ferrania P30.

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Full Moon Snowshoe

Photography

I FINALLY have photos to show you! These are some pinhole photos I took in January up on Mt Hood on a hike around Trillium Lake with some friends. The hike was meant to be a full moon hike but the clouds didn’t clear so we didn’t see the moon. But the sun set about halfway through our hike and it ended up being really fun hiking in the dark. I didn’t shoot any pinhole in the dark, for obvious reasons!

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Trillium Lake

A snowy meal

These were both shot with a Reality So Subtle 6×6 and Ektar Film The exposure times for both were around 2 minutes or so.

For developing, I did something different. I sent them off to The Darkroom for developing AND scanning. It was nice to not have to scan these and I didn’t have to do any post processing at all, apart from cropping out the vignette. The only downside is that I got the lowest quality scan and they are not very big files so if I ever want to print them I will have to re-scan them.

OH! And I can’t believe I didn’t blog about this! I was interviewed on a new podcast about pinhole photography: The Lensless podcast, a few weeks ago. You can listen here.

Celtic Spirit Yoga

Photography

I’m feeling enamored, lately, with my Holga. I’m thinking about taking it with me on our trip to England later this year to use specifically for portraits of my pinhole buddies from around the world. I’m am generally too shy for portrait photography but¬† I’m feeling a big need to break out of my comfort zone. I took the Holga¬† with me on a little pinhole meetup on Sunday as a test run and, of course, everyone was very willing and happy to be subjects. I am planning on developing the film from that this weekend and am looking forward to the results.

Today I have Holga photos for you of a place in my small town, Sandy, Oregon, of the historical little white church. This building has played a prominate role in my life this week so I felt like these photos were appropriate. Unfortunately I can’t really publically post any details about why it’s been important at the moment, but hopefully in the near future.

I love this building. It was purchased by an Irish woman who has turned it into a wonderful little yoga studio called “Celtic Spirit Yoga.” The inside of the building is warm and wonderful and has such a sweet, beautiful energy.

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Holga 120GTLR and Illford FP4

The little white church

Holga 120N and Kodak Tri-x

F Up Friday

Photography

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Some of my film photography friends on Twitter have posted some of their favorite messed up shots on Fridays and I thought I’d join in the fun. I’m going to use this post as a jumping off point to post more Holga shots in the near future.

For some reason my Holga often ends up in bulb mode and then half the roll ends up all blurry. Which is what happened with these two shots at the end a roll. They were both taken around my small town.

I used a Holga 120GFN and mystery film.

Blurry Joes