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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Pinhole

Today is World Pinhole Photography Day. Any one interested in pinhole photography can check out the site “Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day” and participate in submitting their pinhole photographs.

I got a pinhole lens from Holga this January to try my hands at it. And used it during the trip to Chikmagalur too. Here is my pinhole photograph of a sunrise at Eagle Eye Resorts.

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Hope you all have a great day and Good Luck with your pinhole photographs. Even though my official vacation hasn’t started yet, I am enjoying my unofficial local vacation with my nieces and nephew until I fly for my international vacation 🙂 Catch you all soon.

Keep blogging, Be safe and Enjoy life.
Ciao!!!

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

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.