I can’t believe I didn’t post my Pinholeday photo on this blog! As I mentioned, I’ve been really struggling with depression for awhile and a lot of things have slipped my mind. I think I’m finally starting to feel better. And thus remembering to do things that I haven’t done.
I am actually really happy with many of the photos I took on Pinholeday so I will post them here as my next Friday photo blog series.
This year I met up with my pinhole photography buddies in San Francisco and we had a great time hanging out, wandering the streets of SF. Here is one from when we walked through Chinatown. I turned my camera around toward one of the shops. I really liked the mist of the flowing crowd through the frame.
Camera: Zero 2000
Film: Portra 160
Exposure time: 26 seconds
Development: Cinestill C-41 kit
I fell asleep beneath the flowers
For a couple of hours
On a beautiful day
I have to admit that I have lost a lot of motivation for a lot of things that I usually enjoy, blogging being one of those things, sadly. I am not sure what this is all about (depression? The weather?) but I guess instead of fighting it I will just go with it. I does fill me with a little bit of sadness though.
The two things that seem to be a constant are pinhole photography and running. I started training for another half-marathon and I’m really stoked about it. And I just got a new pinhole camera and I’m having a lot of fun with it. AND I have some good news in that department. My co-workers have asked me to display my pinhole photography at the library on our local artists wall! I was so honored that they asked. So I’m curating a few pinhole photos that I have taken at the library to hang for the couple of months on the art wall. Exciting stuff!
Here is a pinhole photo I took a couple of months ago on a nice day on a walk home from something, work probably. I got really focused on pinholing the pretty flowers I saw walking along. And then this Lupe Fiasco song popped into my head as I was shooting this. It’s on my running playlist and pops up often. This is the first time I’ve seen the video for this song. I like it!
Here are the last few shots from that first round of c-41 developing I did last month. I took these while on a little walk on the trail near my house. I used my Zero 45 with a 120 roll back and the film I used was Ektar 100.
Incidentally, The photo of the river (above) was a longer exposure and I was nervous about encountering a mountain lion since that is where the previous sightings had been. You can read about that story here and here.
Here are the rest of the photos from my hike up at the Salmon River with the Zero 45. I’m still super happy that my foray into C-41 turned out well! I’m going to develop my Pinholeday shots at home this weekend (all C-41) and I have to admit, I’m a bit nervous about it. Please send good film photo developing vibes my way! 🙂
In my last photography post I showed you my Holga results from my foray into c-41 developing at home. Here is one from the roll of pinhole from that batch.
Speaking of pinhole, happy pinholeday weekend! Sunday is the official day but since I have been traveling to meet up with my pinhole photography friends over the years it’s become a weekend celebration. I’ve brought my zero 2000 with me to the Bay Area and on Sunday will meet up with the gang in SF. I will post a recap of the day, so stay tuned.
Camera: Zero 45 (25mm, 120 roll back)
Film: Ektar 100
Cinestill C-41 kit