Wk 12 (2017): Worldwide Pinhole Day @ NCAR’s Mesa Lab

Note: I’ve been keeping up with shooting, but I’m way behind on scanning.

April 30 of this year is Worldwide Pinhole Day. In anticipation, I went out the weekend before with my Wanderlust Travelwide 4×5 camera set up with a pinhole lens. The diameter of the pinhole is listed as 0.3175mm, which corresponds to ƒ/283 with the helical fully retracted.

I started the day off making an image of the local Indian Peaks range.

Then decided to head up into Boulder to shoot the architecture at the NCAR Mesa Lab building designed by I. M. Pei. I was looking for dramatic sciences where the subject started close to the camera and extended into the distance.

So I choose a staircase and one of the interior courtyards.

These images were significantly overexposed, but the scanner saved them.

Shot with Ilford HP5+ developed in Clayton F76+ at standard settings. Negatives were scanned with an Epson V700 flat bed scanner.

4 thoughts on “Wk 12 (2017): Worldwide Pinhole Day @ NCAR’s Mesa Lab

  1. Scanning may have done a little sharpening, but the images are soft. I think the big difference is that these are effectively contact prints since the negative is so large.


  2. Pingback: Wk 13 (2017): Worldwide Pinhole Day @ Red Rocks Amphitheater and Park | 52 rolls

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