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An evolution of a print

Today in the darkroom I set out to produce the best image that I could in two hours….

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Pinhole and Pyrocat HD

Pinhole photography inevitably requires long exposures. So one of the features of many pinhole images is the high contrast caused by the long exposures. I am investigating the use of Pyro developers with their compensating behaviour to reduce the overall contrast, particularly in the skies. I also want to incorporate some edge effects. Pinhole images are usually quite soft and this is not always something that I want. In the images below, the mud flats are better with some edge acutance.

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St Marcella’s Church, Denbigh, Wales.

St Marcella’s Church, Denbigh. Pinhole photograph by Tony Cearns. Printed by Andrew Sanderson on Ilford Art 300 using a paper negative.
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Accidental double exposure

One of the nice things about pinhole photography is the serendipitous encounters you have.

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Zero 2000; Ilford Pan F; Accidental double exposure.
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Welsh Slate Mill

With my 6×6 Pinhole camera.

Welsh Slate Mill, Pinhole 6×6; Ilford Pan F.
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A visit to Ynysypandy Slate Mill, North Wales

A very cold and damp day in March saw me visiting Ynysypandy Slate Mill in North Wales with my pinhole camera …

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Air-bells a-plenty – Grrrr!

Out with my Pinhole camera today in the slate mining areas of North Wales. It was a bright day so I decided to load the camera with Ilford Pan F 120.

On my return home I thought I would process the images in Rodinal 1:50. It has been a couple of years since I had used Rodinal, and in the past I have always used stand development.

Shock horror when I saw the results:

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The Promise of Pinhole

There is something very enticing about stripping away complexity, going back to the source, starting again. In the case of film photography nothing can be simpler than taking photographs with a pinhole camera. But actually it’s not that easy.

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