Ponytail

Holga 120 WPC view of Ponytail Falls from a month or two ago. For all the disadvantages that camera may have, one of the things I've grown to love most about it is that there's no worrying about water getting on the lens (or the body, for that matter). Heavy downpour. Relentless spray. No problem.

 

Exposure time for this was somewhere between four and five minutes on a dark winter afternoon.

  • n.white1 3y

    gorgeous. incidentally, 4-5 minutes was how long it took my "high-speed internet" to load this page, but i knew from the thumbnail it was worth it. did i hear beth say this camera doesn't even have a viewfinder? how do you know what you're pointing at!?
  • Darren Sethe 3y

    Kewl!
  • Owen Luther 3y

    Excellent WPC image, Benjamin.
  • Ferdinando del Drago 3y

    I'm speechless !
  • Jeff Barnhart 3y

    Awesome!
  • Benjamin Postlewait 3y

    n.white1 Correct, no viewfinder. I just employ my one general rule of photography: Point it at something pretty and hope for the best.
  • Beth Anne Fletcher 3y

    Gorgeous Long Exposure Ben!
  • wildorange55 3y

    seriously beautiful. i have no idea how you do this without a viewfinder!
  • picma 3y

    Very well done!
  • jmi-57 3y

    Great capture Benjamin.
  • John 3y

    This is an amazing shot. It's striking to me how little grain there appears to be in the image even when viewed large. The composition is as perfect as it can get. All the more amazing without a viewfinder (I didn't realize this until reading Beth's comments).
  • me-graphy 3y

    very cool exposure!
  • halenism 3y

    :O very very beautiful. (I know, pointless comment, sorry but that's just how it is)
  • Sarah Yusko 3y

    quite peaceful...it's gorgeous on black!
  • Alex Clarkson 3y

    Fantastic lighting and bueatifull silky water... :)
  • sue.h 3y

    *sigh*
    you oregon people and your fantastic waterfalls :)
    This is lovely - beautiful pinhole vignette...
  • nj dodge 3y

    Nice call on the title for wonderful image. Always entranced by flowing water in long exposures.
  • {no rest for the wicked} 3y

    Gorgeous work, Ben. Love the low angle.
  • Angie Tanksley 3y

    I am really at a loss for words...this is so beautiful. It's truly amazing on black. The water...the depth...the mood...everything is wonderful.
  • Jeff Soderquist 3y

    Stunning capture, the Holga 120WPC lends its services so well to this type of landscape. Wide and expansive, with moss covered rocks and running water. The dark edges of the WPC nicely frames the scene as well.
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