Friday, August 7, 2020

Belated Birthday........

My mother-in-law, Joanne's Birthday in Late July...........with our friends and neighbors.......



And the Birthday Gift.........


I photographed these wall decorations and had them printed.  I do my own mounting and framing......

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

#WednesdayWindows : Mission San Juan Capistrano

Old Mission San Juan Capistrano:





And the Story behind the photo.  I liked the lighting coming through the window.  But the room itself was a ruin.  So I set up my tripod and my Mamiya 645 to capture the window.  Other Tourists saw what I was doing and assumed that the must be something exciting in this room.  They crowded around me, but were disappointed.  The was only the Light!

Monday, July 27, 2020

#CameraChallenge for July-August 2020: Pinhole Preparation

OK, first this is a very unofficial entry.  The challenge was to create a home made pinhole, makes some image and post them to the #CameraChallenge.  I have a lot of pinhole cameras (some I've never used) and I really didn't feel like making another one.  Then I ended up with this piece of crap camera........and an idea was born:


You can see that for one thing, the lens is gone.  This is a common fault with these cameras.  But you can also see the 'T-I' switch, that will allow me to leave the aperture open for my image attempts.

So I have the camera body, but I needed a pinhole.  Well what do you do with all of those leftover SolarCans after you've made your Solargrams? Tah Dah........you can try to recycle that pinhole:





Now remove the pinhole from the SolarCan:




I did three cans just in case to see which size would fit best:




And Voila!  A Pinhole (or sorts):  The Hawkette Pinhole.......


The pinhole you can see is rather large.  But let's try it and see what happens.......

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

#WednesdayWindows : Room with a View

From a recent visit to the Queen Mary...........



And Lots of Windows and Rivets from the outside:




And Our Queen Mary in Long Beach: