Rolls 39 & 40: Pinhole Potpourri

There is a side effect to being a prolific designer of pinhole cameras to which anyone who collects working cameras can attest. It is this: There’s always a roll of film in a camera that hasn’t yet been finished.  When I finally process the film, it is like opening a time capsule.

So it is with this first roll.  The images span the entire summer, with the SCOPES meetups at Olympia and Woodland Park Zoo and finally Orcas Island represented. I was shooting my new Incher extension for the Bijou 6X4.5 and had a hard time finishing all sixteen exposures.   I injured my shoulder this summer and screwed up everything I planned to do, but I did get to spend two consecutive weekends on Orcas Island.  The second roll is a bit more cohesive in the time/space continuum, and all photos were made on Orcas Island. Additional notes on each photo, as necessary.

Film:  FUJICHROME Velvia 50 [RVP50]

Camera: terraPin Bijou “Incher” 6X4.5 f/135

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The Orcas Island Fly-In draws aviation enthusiasts from all around the region. This post-WWII ERCO Ercoupe was the pinnacle of aviation safety at the time and its aluminum skin gleams despite the summer clouds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERCO_Ercoupe

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Orcas Island Fly-in

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Scottish Thistle by the fire station.

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Woodland Park Zoo SCOPES meetup. Flamingos!

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Woodland Park Zoo SCOPES meetup. The brown blob is a bruin. The mighty Grizzly bathes.

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Although the penguins wheeling and rocketing behind the glass are invisible, the gawking humans reflect some small bit of the antarctic birds. 

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Woodland Park Zoo. Giraffe skull on shelf. Dark shelf.  I want to go back and expand on this. 

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The SCOPES meetup on the steps of the capitol building. 

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A perfectly patriotic pickup, poorly positioned. 

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In the shade of the “porch”, WA state capitol building. 

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Polished bronze doors, glass reflecting a snapping flag. 

Film:  Kodak Ektar 100 negative film

Camera: terraPin 6X6 f/167

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Hacky Sack Circle, Doe Bay Fest, 2015

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Sneaky hipster shot, Doe Bay Fest, 2015

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I thought this looked like the best way to listen to an outdoor concert, spooning on the grass. Doe Bay Fest, 2015

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Carving, Eastsound, Orcas Island.

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Hydrangea, Eastsound, WA

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Black-eyed Susans?

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Heirloom tomatoes, farmer’s market, Eastsound, WA. 

These rolls were processed and scanned by Moon Photo in Seattle; all images are as scanned without alteration.  More photos from this and my other 52Rolls can be found HERE.

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