Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2021

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.

Bridge Closed (Pinhole)

 

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!

Abstract Trees & Bushes (Pinhole)

 

Next I set out along some back roads looking for suitable scenes. This one suited me fine:

Old Fashioned Tree (Pinhole)

 

As well as this one:

Train Tracks (Pinhole)

 

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!

Pinhole Adapter on Nikon D750

 

If you’d like to see other photos that were submitted by Canadian photographers, visit here.

Man Smoking

Man Smoking, HDR

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.


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Railroad Bridge, Sackville, NB

Railroad Bridge, Sackville, NB

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.


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