Holga Pinhole From Pinhole Day 2013……..
Holga Pinhole From Pinhole Day 2013……..
With a few Old Favorites: Starting with a Holga Pinhole…….
This one from Pinhole Day 2016……….
OK I was using an unfamiliar camera, so I did not get to expose the entire roll. But as luck would have it I did capture the critical times, left to right: 20, 30 & 40 seconds.
We can see that at 20 seconds the purple is still holding on. At 30 seconds we see that the purpleness is beginning to break down. And by 40 seconds the purple is losing! So this explains why my 1 minute exposures didn’t work This also reinforces that this particular film is not suitable for Pinholes. Now we can put that to rest and return to Portra for Pinholes! The Lomo Purple Fettish has ended!
Lomo Purple is definitely an interesting film. I had never tried a ‘special effects’ film before. And surprisingly, I like it. But there are some caveats that never seem to be mentioned in Lomo Purple posts and promotions,
So this is more of a user’s guide than a film review. I’ll let you try the film and decide if you like it. FIRST: the angle of the sun with respect to your image scene is the biggest factor for a successful image. I’ve discussed in a Lomo Purple is definitely an interesting film. I had never tried a ‘special effects’ film before. And surprisingly, I like it. But there are some caveats that never seem to be mentioned in Lomo Purple posts and promotions, I have touched upon this in previous post and hope to publish a full summary review of my experiences soon. But note that the ideal sun angle is 90 to 180 degrees from the image scene. In my most recent Lomo Purple roll shown here, I was careful with the sun angle.
I have one more roll of medium format Lomo Purple being developed now. I also plan on running an exposure time test for the RSS Pinhole. AND in a few weeks I expect an @35mmc summary article of My Lomo Purple experiences to be published.
I had been debating a camera change for my official membership in the 2020 Frugal Film Project. But as I worked my way through the August #camerachallenge, the light meter on the Canonet failed, and it’s not worth fixing. So in a future post I will be proposing three possible camera replacements for Frugal Film 2020, and I’ll have you vote for your favorite in November………
For now, here are six favorites from the #camerachallenge which I shot with the Canonet and planned to use for both projects this month:
A quote from Linda Ronstadt:
“You do it for the work. If you are doing it for the prizes, you are in big trouble”
and a Quote from Cole Thompson:
“In the past I’ve considered those accolades as the evidence of my success, but I now think differently. My success is no longer measured by the length of my resume, but rather by how I feel about the art that I create. While I do enjoy exhibiting, seeing my work published and meeting people who appreciate my art, this is an extra benefit of creating, but not success itself.”
I’ve been through this thought process before. But this time a different twist. Now showing will be going dark for a while. I haven’t deleted it. Just hidden. As I mentioned before, I always get the sam level of award. They know I’m good enough to deserve some attention, but my personal style and personal vision are obviously NOT in vogue right now. So do I stick with what I enjoy or literally ‘shoot for the hip and trendy’?
My husband recently found an interesting blog post on this very subject by Ellen Borggreve. From “Photography is not a Competition”:
“Even though there are photographic competitions, photography itself and art in general is not a competition. In the creative process there is no finish line, no competitors, no comparison. All creative endeavours are in their essence subjective, personal and incomparable. Yet the modern digital reality has created this sense of urgency and competition which I feel is hugely detrimental to art.”
Honestly I wouldn’t know how to shoot for the ‘hip and trendy’ because I do photography to make myself happy. As Comfort and a personal creative outlet. I find online activities like the recent #camerachallenge add some spice and allow me to interact with more like-minded photographers. I will be keeping my Publications Page, because that actually does matter.
If I enter a contest I will still post the results here. But no more “Now Showing” because I don’t want THAT to be my focus……..And what people on Twitter, Instagram, Blogspot or WordPress find interesting, may not be what’s interesting TO ME.
Sacred Datura from my Garden; Kodak T-MAX 400; cropped from a Mamiya 645 frame with 80 mm Macro Lens.