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2008-12-03 8:03:04 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Pinhole Camera"

Description
: Take some shots with a pinhole camera, lens, or lens cap.


We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:

- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
- You must be the original photographer of your entry. Do not submit anyone else's photography as your own.
- You are only allowed to enter a photograph once. Do not submit the same photo to another contest later.
- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.



Please note:

The overarching ideal behind Farktography is that image corrections are acceptable, while adding or removing elements in the image (e.g. removing telephone poles, adding Elvis) is not acceptable. HDR, stitching, or otherwise combining exposures in post processing are not allowed unless specified for a particular theme (multiple exposures done in-camera are acceptable, however). See the rules for more information on acceptable modifications, or check in at the Farktography Forums.


Legal: All photographers submitting photos to this contest are the legal copyright holders for the photos submitted and the photos are not to be considered free for any other use without written consent from the submitting photographers.


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2008-12-03 8:03:28 PM  
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Rocks
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2008-12-03 8:03:38 PM  
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I wasn't even going to attempt it this week but decided at the last minute to give it a go. Just some quick shots around the house to try it out. I think I'll stick with modern photography methods from now on...

 
2008-12-03 8:03:40 PM  

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Pin, Hole

 
2008-12-03 8:04:23 PM  
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I learned a couple things about photography this week but just as importantly I learned that I really needed to dust the top of my lamp.

 
2008-12-03 8:04:25 PM  
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2008-12-03 8:04:31 PM  

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Beer Goggles


/Budweiser brewery in Fort Collins, CO
 
2008-12-03 8:04:55 PM  
Vase in Sunlight
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2008-12-03 8:04:58 PM  
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Old Stone Church
West Boylston MA

 
2008-12-03 8:05:10 PM  
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I love lamp

 
2008-12-03 8:05:17 PM  

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Flatirons

 
2008-12-03 8:05:27 PM  
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tough contest

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2008-12-03 8:06:14 PM  
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2008-12-03 8:06:45 PM  
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Wachusett Reservoir
West Boylston MA

 
2008-12-03 8:07:09 PM  
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2008-12-03 8:08:19 PM  
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2008-12-03 8:09:38 PM  
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2008-12-03 8:10:13 PM  
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Garden Frog

 
2008-12-03 8:10:20 PM  
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Seven hour exposure taken in Zion National Park, Utah. Large "C" in the sky is Polaris, and the vegetation is glowing yellow from the sodium vapor lights from the nearby Zion Lodge.
 
2008-12-03 8:10:23 PM  
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2008-12-03 8:11:29 PM  
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2008-12-03 8:13:37 PM  

Ranger Joe: Seven hour exposure taken in Zion National Park, Utah. Large "C" in the sky is Polaris, and the vegetation is glowing yellow from the sodium vapor lights from the nearby Zion Lodge.


Was that taken with a pinhole?
 
2008-12-03 8:13:41 PM  
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2008-12-03 8:14:44 PM  
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2008-12-03 8:28:02 PM  

Elsinore: Ranger Joe: Seven hour exposure taken in Zion National Park, Utah. Large "C" in the sky is Polaris, and the vegetation is glowing yellow from the sodium vapor lights from the nearby Zion Lodge.

Was that taken with a pinhole?


a 7 hour exposure I'd say yes. Not sure about some of these though. If I had paid attention last week (or longer) I'd have made a better rig. AS it is I just stuck a piece of thick aluminium foil with a #10 hole in front of the lens of my digital. How some of these are full frame with no distortion is questionable.
 
2008-12-03 8:32:36 PM  
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Mc Donalds drive through!

Ok so I struggled like hell with this weeks theme.

I took about 400 shots over the past few days.

After doing some research on flickr and stuff I have to say some people get amazing shots with pinhole cameras, all the best ones I have seen were done with medium or large format film.
The dust on my sensor ( at least I think thats what it is) is killing me.
 
2008-12-03 8:34:48 PM  
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Is this an alien?

Or a grandson who walked in front of the light box and stood there in the middle of the shot?
 
2008-12-03 8:35:26 PM  
cretinbob: Not sure about some of these though.

Mine are pinhole pics - you can tell by the craptastiosity.

/I am Pinholio!

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2008-12-03 8:38:01 PM  
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Fuzzy Pinhole Pug
 
2008-12-03 8:42:48 PM  
Streaking School Bus
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2008-12-03 8:48:25 PM  
credinbob: a 7 hour exposure I'd say yes. Not sure about some of these though. If I had paid attention last week (or longer) I'd have made a better rig. AS it is I just stuck a piece of thick aluminium foil with a #10 hole in front of the lens of my digital. How some of these are full frame with no distortion is questionable.

Well, see, astrophographers routinely take extremely long exposures (stacked or not), and they don't generally use pinholes, so I can't really make that presumption ;)

As for the distortion and full frame stuff, a pinhole should cover the entire frame and it generally shouldn't vignette. If it does, that suggests the material it's made from is too thick for the size of the hole. Regardless, this is such a specialized field of photography that any good faith effort at a pinhole should be fine.
 
2008-12-03 9:01:22 PM  
Elsinore:
Well, see, astrophographers routinely take extremely long exposures (stacked or not), and they don't generally use pinholes, so I can't really make that presumption ;)


The reason I'm fairly sure it's a pinhole, or something close, is that the plants on the ground are pretty much in focus and the sky is too. That amount of DOF makes it fairly probable, anyway.
 
2008-12-03 9:04:00 PM  

sleeping: The reason I'm fairly sure it's a pinhole, or something close, is that the plants on the ground are pretty much in focus and the sky is too. That amount of DOF makes it fairly probable, anyway.


Cool, I'll defer to your clear expertise on the subject. (Nice reservoir shot, btw!)
 
2008-12-03 9:10:30 PM  
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Aaaaannnnd.... The last minute shot for slot number 3.
 
2008-12-03 9:16:00 PM  

cretinbob: Not sure about some of these though.


I used the pinhole in a cap technique talked about in the forum, but I used tinfoil instead of a can to get a thinner arperture. I think that the shiny foil is what gave me the flare effects in the christmas light shot.
 
2008-12-03 9:19:45 PM  
Fuzzy Berries are fuzzy (1/3)

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2008-12-03 9:21:22 PM  
Although the diffraction made for a nifty effect on the leaves I thought (2/3)

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2008-12-03 9:23:27 PM  
I may play with this some more, just out of sheer cussedness. But next time I go down by the river I'm bringing a can of air (3/3)

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2008-12-03 9:27:06 PM  
orionid: I used the pinhole in a cap technique talked about in the forum, but I used tinfoil instead of a can to get a thinner arperture. I think that the shiny foil is what gave me the flare effects in the christmas light shot.

I used a can and sanded it down reaaal thin before I poked a hole, but one thing I didn't try, which I may in the future now that I've drilled a hole in my body cap, is to apply some lamp black to the inside of the cap, and (at the same time) the inside of the hole. Suggested by my dad from his days using pinhole apertures on infra-red beams).
 
2008-12-03 9:29:24 PM  
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apparantly, the hole has to be bigger than what I used.

/thats a grill.
 
2008-12-03 9:33:44 PM  
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taken with a real pinhole camera putting the photo paper in the little cardboard box I made
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2008-12-03 9:37:04 PM  
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taken with a real pinhole camera putting the photo paper in the little cardboard box I made
\one of the first prints that I ever developed in a darkroom
 
2008-12-03 9:56:21 PM  
these were taken with various pinhole body caps

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2008-12-03 10:00:31 PM  

Linguine: taken with a real pinhole camera putting the photo paper in the little cardboard box I made
\one of the first prints that I ever developed in a darkroom


That's where i was trying to go with my third entry, but I couldn't find it. It wasn't in my photo-box. I had a bunch of sailboats moored at Annapolis. Oh, well.
 
2008-12-03 10:02:32 PM  
I love your second one, soosh.
 
2008-12-03 10:27:34 PM  

Elsinore: Cool, I'll defer to your clear expertise on the subject. (Nice reservoir shot, btw!)

Thanks! I'm not really an expert, though, I just tend to go overboard when I try to find out how to do something... ;-)
 
2008-12-04 12:06:06 AM  
I took some shots with a pinhole camera, lens and a lens cap. They were lousy company, and I'm pretty sure they were upset that I didn't share any.

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I think my hole was too big. Ouch.
 
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