I always have the annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day marked in my calendar, but sadly often miss it due to extenuating circumstances.
But not this year…
I started my journey in Port Robinson where I saw this abandoned bridge. I had the camera, a Nikon D750, mounted on a monopod which helped stabilize the 1.5 second exposure. I submitted this image to the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day exhibit, even though I took some others that I also liked.
Moving to a path in the woods next to the bridge, I then took this abstract image of some small trees and bushes. It didn’t start out to be abstract, but a gust of wind hit me just as I was taking the 2 second exposure which resulted in the motion blur. Normally I would have deleted the image but in this case it worked!
Next I set out along some back roads looking for suitable scenes. This one suited me fine:
As well as this one:
Overall, I think it was a successful day. In past years I’ve gone out and maybe only had one photo I was willing to share. It’s a very hit-and-miss process because you really don’t know how they will look until you get back to your computer to look at them enlarged.
In my case though, the process is much easier than many other photographers because I’m using a digital camera with a pinhole adapter. Many other photographers use homemade cameras with film that of course makes the process much more complicated.
Here is the pinhole adapter that I used. As you can see, the adapter replaces the lens so the pictures are taken without a lens!
If you’d like to see other photos that were submitted by Canadian photographers, visit here.
This photo of this man smoking was taken in Barcelona, Spain, in July, 2008. Shot using a Nikon D200 with a Nikon 18-200 mm lens (1/60 @ f7.1), processed using Aurora HDR (using five images spanning +/- 2 EV), and straightened in Lightroom.
This photo of this railroad bridge was taken in Sackville, NB in August, 2011. Shot using a Nikon D7000 with a Nikon 18-200 mm lens (1/125 @ f4.5) and processed using Aurora HDR (using a single RAW image) and Luminar 4.
I debated rotating the image 90° CCW and photoshopping out the thread but it didn’t look natural with the way the caterpillar was curled.
If you look closely, the caterpillar is only touching the wall at the rear of its abdomen, or more technically, its anal prolegs. Other than that, it’s relying on the single thread to keep it from falling down.
Going to Cuba is always like taking a step back in time. With that in mind, I wanted to create pictures that looked old, and what better way than by making them black and white?
Since I only brought along a tablet on this trip, I used Snapseed to process the pictures. If you don’t have Snapseed installed on your phone or tablet, you really should. In my opinion it’s the best mobile photo editor available, on both iOS and Android.
It’s never warm taking the motorcycle to a Friday the 13th event in Port Dover during the winter. With that in mind, I wanted to take a picture to make things look cold, which I think I managed to do here.