I mentioned a few posts ago that one of the traditions that we have for our meetups on Pinholeday is to swap a roll of film with one of our friends for a film swap. This year I chose Jeff’s roll. I made my exposures, unwittingly, at the Chinese Garden when I was on a pinhole adventure with my friend Donna. I love how they came out though!
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I’m always up for a film swap. Let me know if you are interested!
I had a really fun pinhole adventure today with my pinhole photography buddy Donna! We visited Portland’s Chinese Garden.
Halfway through the roll I remembered that I was shooting a film swap roll that I received on pinholeday from my friend Jeff. I’m excited to see how these turn out!
I use my iPhone to help me compose my pinhole shots. Here are some from today.
We also had tea in the tea house, which is always a treat. I tried moon cake for the first time. It was delicious!
Here is my fortune
Indeed. I feel very fortunate. 🙂
Today’s photoblog image was taken during a Pinhole Mayhem outing in January. What a great day! We met in Downtown Portland and decided to do some pinhole street photography and selfies. It was perfect because it was sunny and beautiful. I will post more from that day when I have developed all of the film.
This particular photo was a group effort sort of thing. Gretchen or Donna (or both?) had something specific they were wanting to capture so while they were doing their thing I pinholed myself under the tree. Here is Gretchen’s shot from that set-up.
Camera: Zero 2000
Film: Portra 160
Exposure Time: 3 minutes (? I think.)
* This is a reference to the fantastic book “A Tale For The Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki. Which you should totally read.
Today I am starting another “100 days” project in which I post everyday on my blog for 100 days. I had a lot of fun doing this last year and decided I wanted to continue this practice, but trying it at different times of the year. This year, over the next few months. I have a lot of adventures planned so I thought it would make sense to plan my project around March/April/May.
I was kind of hoping I would do a lot of writing for my blog during my down time but that hasn’t happened at all. So I have no idea what the posts will look like over the next few months (aside from my adventuring).
Today, though, I will tell you about my day yesterday. I had a fantastic day up on Timberline Lodge with my buddy Donna. It was our monthly Pinhole Mayhem outing, sans Gretchen (whom we missed). We took the bus up there, which was a new adventure for me. It worked out very well and I think I will be taking the bus up there a lot in the future for snow shoeing.
I use my iPhone to help me compose my pinhole photos (I hope this isn’t cheating!) so I often come away from these adventures with a ton of snapshots. Here are a few of them! (click the image for more info)
I have lived here for six years and I have never seen Timberline Lodge in the Winter, which is really the way it is meant to be experienced. Can you believe that?!? Here is the front entrance. The put a covering over the stairs to prevent it from getting covered in snow and ice.
Donna Pinholing the mountain
The trees look so awesome surrounded by snow. I actually kind of love snow, when I don’t have to shovel it or drive in it!
We even got to see Mt Jefferson!
At the Ram’s Head bar
The lobby of Timberline Lodge
And finally, a selfie. In May I am going to be participating in a gallery showing of pinhole self portraits so I have selfies on the mind lately. (More on the show later!)
For our Pinhole Mayhem outing in June we visited a cemetery in Portland – I think it was the River View Cemetery. We missed meeting up in April (due to WPPD) and May (due to crazy schedules). It was super fun to be hanging out with my pinhole gals again.
Yes, we brought a Ouija board to a cemetery. We went there. We even played with it and, yes, it was as creepy and a little scary as you can imagine (NONE OF US MOVED THE PLANCHETTE, It moved BY ITSELF).
Here are some more shots from the day:
These were all made with my Terrapin Bijou camera and Velvia. I am very sad that the roll ended up being a “fat roll” and having light leaks – though they did kind of add to the atmosphere.