happy worldwide pinhole day!

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    It's that time again... Worldwide Pinhole Day! Actually, it starts in a few hours yet for me, but over on the East Coast it's official at the time of this writing... and that's good enough for me. So let us salute all those marvelous pinholes... the plain wooden boxes, the oatmeal containers, the books, the Barbie Dolls, the Altoids tins... you name it, and there's a good possibility that it's been made into a pinhole.

    But it's not about the container... it's about the images that these remarkably simple cameras produce. Even if I were to never shoot my Zero Image ever again (God forbid), I'd still "see" pinhole images wherever I go. Pinhole photography has not only enriched my photo stream but also my imagination... I daydream about light and motion combining over a period of seconds, minutes, hours... and the end result, etched onto a negative. It's a beautiful process, and I'm grateful for having been introduced to it.

    I've posted a shot of this merry-go-round before, but what can I say? Playgrounds and pinholes go so well together.

    Taken with my two-years-old-but-looks-ancient-because-it's-so-beat-up Zero Image 2000.

    alternatePhotography, :chris:, and 81 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. 5gypsykings 89 months ago | reply

      I love this shot. Last time I was there, it had been taken down again. Wonder if it was due to how high the merry-go-round was.

    2. shetha 89 months ago | reply

      all I have in my pinhole gear is a body cap for my EF mount cameras (I have 3). And it's really a crappy pinhole, as pinholes go. Worse yet, it's telephoto, to make room for the mirror. I love the simplicity of the zeroimage and how wide the angle is, due to the shorter (effective) focal length. When I grow up, I'm totally going to get one :-)

    3. Darren C. 89 months ago | reply

      Incredible capture! An instant fave! I spent hours taking pinhole images yesterday, and brought them to the lab today. Fun stuff!

    4. drwhimsy 89 months ago | reply

      Lovely - have a great day!

    5. andymo_uk 89 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

    6. xwei 89 months ago | reply


    7. Dead Air 89 months ago | reply

      Wow! That's a pinhole archetype if ever there was. Great job spotting that image!

    8. Josephine... 89 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Prism Room, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. Dan Sherman 89 months ago | reply

      I have often considered adopting a pinhole into my small camera armada. I'm just not sure which one I should buy! I suppose if I spent the time researching it a little more I would decide on one...perhaps after school is over. Anyway, this image is perfect. I love the contrast.

    10. zenog 89 months ago | reply

      oooohhhhh... i missed that day...

    11. (francis) 79 months ago | reply

      lovely, what film do you use?

    12. manyfires 79 months ago | reply

      Thanks! I usually use Fuji Pro 160C in my pinhole.

    13. (francis) 79 months ago | reply

      ahhhh what about the black and white pinhole photos?

    14. manyfires 79 months ago | reply

      Usually T-Max or Tri-X 100, though I have been using some Fuji Neopan and Ilford as well.

    15. (francis) 79 months ago | reply

      well they all look great!

    16. n.l.j. 52 months ago | reply

      amazing photo

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