Haystack Rock

Photography

Haystack Rock 1

Alright. New Year, new motivation. One of my goals this year is to post more on Blatherskite. So Fridays will be photoblog day, as been my tradition in the past.

Another thing I’m trying to motivate myself into is starting another sheet-a-day project. Two days into the year and I can’t bring myself to do it. Maybe posting this will help. Here is one from my last sheet a day project – a pinhole photo of Haystack rock.

The Salmon River: Two views from the same camera

Photography

river watching

I have been spending a lot of time with my Zero 4×5 lately and have enjoyed learning how to use it. I mentioned that I was doing a Sheet A Day project¬†and it has really been a wonderful project! I have learned so much. (I stuck with it for 65 days. I had to stop last month because I ran out of film and payday was still a couple of weeks away.)

The photo above is one from that project – I took it at one of my favorite places, the Salmon River on Mt. Hood. I used Arista Edu 100 4×5 film. I used the 25mm configuration of the Zero 4×5. This photo reached #18 on Flickr’s Explore on Oct. 30th! I am rather shocked, but also honored. However, I can’t take myself too seriously here because right next to me in Explore is a photo of a guy laying on the ground taking a photo. sooo, yeah.

Here is a photo I took the same day. It’s the exact same shot, same configuration, but with 120 film instead of 4×5. Ektar was used.

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I think it’s interesting to compare the two. I don’t really have any insight yet as to how I feel about one over the other. I lean more toward color when it comes to pinhole photography, so I find it fascinating that the black and white photo resonated with so many people on Flickr.