2018 International Pinhole camera day

The 2018 International Pinhole camera day was April 29th of this year. Earlier in the month we went to Fort Lancaster in Fort Lupton Colorado to make some images.

Fort Lancaster is a recreation of the 1840’s trading fort located in what is now Fort Lupton Colorado. The fort was created by the The South Platte Valley Historical Society using building methods of the time.

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Specifics: Image made with a Travelwide 4×5 camera and a f/285 pinhole, film is Fuji Neopan Acros 100 4×5 sheet film. Normal development with Clayton F76+ developer.

I like Neopan Acros for pinhole images because I don’t need to be concerned with reciprocity  corrections with the film exposure.

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Abandoned Garage

I’d driven by this abandoned garage in Bridgeport Nebraska numerous times, but not stopped to photograph it because of poor weather or the light was poor. On this day we caught it with beautiful low late afternoon sunlight, and decided to stop to make some photographs.

These images are from a partial roll shot with my Mamiya 6 using a 50 mm (wide angle) lens. The film was Kodak TMAX 400, shot with an orange filter. I developed the negatives in Clayton F76+ using normal development and scanned with my Epson V700 flatbed scanner.

The drive home

One the way home from Sioux Falls this November, the wife and I stopped to photograph some of the Americana along the way. The two places that I captured on film were The Corn Palace, in Mitchell, South Dakota and Carhenge, in Alliance, Nebraska.

These images are from a roll shot with my Mamiya 6 using a 50 mm (wide angle) lens. The film was Kodak TMAX 400, shot with an orange filter. I developed the negatives in Clayton F76+ using normal development and scanned with my Epson V700 flatbed scanner.

Falls Park, Sioux Falls South Dakota

Back in the middle of November of 2017, the wife went to Sioux Falls South Dakota for work. I tagged along to make some photographs. One of the more interesting places to photograph in the city is the Falls Park. I shot almost two rolls there, over two days.

 


These images were shot with my Mamiya 6 using a 50 mm (wide angle) lens. The film was Kodak TMAX 400, and shot with an orange filter. I developed the negatives in Clayton F76+ using normal development and scanned with my Epson V700 flatbed scanner.

Dia de los Muertos at the Denver botanic Garden

Every year, recently, the Denver Botanic Gardens holds a celebration of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the dead. This year, I mostly shot Kodak Portra at the festival, but I started out the day with a partially exposed roll B&W in the camera. Here are the handful of images I made there.

These images were shot with my Mamiya 6 using a 50 mm (wide angle) lens. The film was Kodak TMAX 400. I shot these images with an orange filter. I developed the negatives in Clayton F76+ using normal development and scanned with my Epson V700 flatbed scanner.

Fort Lupton Blacksmithing demo

Back in the middle of October of 2017, the wife and I went to the town of Fort Lupton Colorado to visit the The South Platte Valley Historical Society’s blacksmithing demonstration. It is held at the historical society’s recreation of Fort Lancaster, an adobe trading fort from the 1840’s. Whenever possible, the society tried to remain true to the building methods of the time, so it is quite an impressive structure.

The fort is a great place to shoot with the southwestern architecture and dramatic shadows, forms, and artifacts. This visit we photographed more than just the architecture. I don’t normally photograph people or action, so this exercise was stretching outside my comfort zone.

These images are from a roll and a half shot with my Mamiya 6 using a 50 mm (wide angle) lens. The film was Kodak TMAX 400. Can’t remember what filters I used, but I suspect that outside I shot with an orange filter, and inside no filter. I developed the negatives in Clayton F76+ using normal development and scanned with my Epson V700 flatbed scanner.