Pinhole View

I bought a¬†Holga HPL-C Pinhole 0.25mm Prime Lens for Canon Digital SLR Camera. Why? Just for the heck of it ūüôā I wanted to try and experiment (as I always do) with lights and stuff. And I read about this Pinhole camera’s and how we can make a pinhole for ourselves. Since I didn’t have the tools or the time to do it myself, I went and bought one. I received it today (i.e. yesterday) and spent some time playing with it. It is so small and weightless.¬†IMG_5512

I tried taking a selfie (yes, you can do that if you have a tripod , a timer (not mandatory though) and lots of time to experiment) and was happy with the result, but then since I ain’t photogenic I promptly deleted it. Then went on with my day and while hearing the song “Up” by Olly Murs and Demi Lovato,¬†I ended up noticing two lines and converting them to a small image. I drew¬†that in a paper and then realized in the evening that I can try to photograph that using my pinhole lens.

Here is the result of that taken through my Pinhole lens and edited a bit using Picasa. Not a good one by any measure, but I just started getting a hang of it. More to come once I get some good ones.question-001
Just in case it wasn’t clear in the image. It says

You drew a question mark
But you know what I want

Adding some FX

Downloaded GIMP, thanks to my friend who uses it, and tried to create some pinhole effects on the existing photographs. Am not sure if they indeed have that pinhole effect, but I kind of like the output, except may be in the last one where I feel it is a little too bright. What do you think ?

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I am not sure if you have noticed, but I almost always end up posting an odd number of photographs for any challenge. Almost all my WPC challenges have three photographs. Honestly, I don’t know why, I like posting them in threes. If not then just one. This didn’t occur to me until I saw¬†Linda’s JustJoJan’s prompt (one of the challenges/prompts I am currently doing and for the others, if you are interested in some, you can check this post here) ¬†for the next ten days, which was related to numbers.

WPC: Shadowed

For this week’s photography challenge, Shadowed, I am going with already published images using the literal meaning of shadow. I love playing with lights and its effects and each of these are a result of that.
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