Vintage

I was already having ideas about using my Pinhole lens and playing around with it more, because the last time I took a portrait, the focus wasn’t that good. So I wanted to practice it at home with my small items and see how they came out. And after more than a couple of weeks, I still hadn’t time to start on that. But when I saw Sylvain’s prompt for this week i.e. Vintage, I knew it was time 🙂 I took out my dad’s very old Agfa Isolette, which is broken and doesn’t work anymore.  I told him that it was my inheritance 😉 and that I am not letting it go (because he was about to throw it in the bin 😯 )

So here is my attempt at pinhole images using my Holga pinhole lens. Had to use the flash and  a bright light to get this effect and this was was exactly on my mind. Might seem a little bit overexposed, but I had this effect when I imagined it and I am happy with the end result too. I did have to process it a bit. And since I had to use the floor as my tripod, I think that helped too. I should remember to use my tripod here on with my pinhole lens.
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View from the Verandah

I am still sorting my photographs but here are two of them which I finally got done. This is the view from the verandah of our villa’s. Yes, this is what I woke up to every morning at 6 am. I was surprised how I woke up just before the alarm went off and ventured out just to enjoy the sunrise, the serenity and to listen to the birds chirping away merrily. It was truly a wonderful sight and an experience to behold. The first day I tried to bracket my shots so that I can try and make a HDR using my DPP (Digital Photo Professional) Software from Canon. This is the result.

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The second day I wanted to try and experiment with my pinhole lens I had bought just before the trip. It was interesting because I had to spend more time figuring out the proper ISO and the Shutter speed without any live view available for it. And I think I sort of got around a little bit with it, even trying to explain it to a friend about how it actually works, hoping that I succeeded in what I wanted to convey 🙂 I did edit it a little bit in DPP to reduce the noise levels but that is pretty much I could manage without spoiling the actual image. 

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“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 🙂 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