Pinhole Paddy

I just logged into WordPress to post this photograph and I see two Untitled posts with empty contents posted. Don’t know how that happened. I have to look at that soon.

Took this a week or two ago while I was playing around with my pinhole lens. It was a gorgeous day just like today and the Sun was bright. It gave me a lot to work on with a pinhole lens. And Paddy, being the cute toy that he is, was happy to pose 😉

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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Bored on a Monday Afternoon!

Got a little bored between work, so decided to play with my new purchases. My Kindle Paperwhite and anti-glare glasses. I thought why not take a picture of them using my wide angle lens and my pinhole lens and see how they come out 😉
It’s just me on a Monday morning afternoon. So, here are the photographs, edited a bit with DPP (Digital Photo Professional)

Wide Angle view:
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Pinhole view:
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I like both of them, one is very crisp and clear whereas the other makes it a little bit more real, like how it would look if I was seeing it if I was wearing a glass with thicker lens.

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.

HDR_ViewFromVerandah

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