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A Speed Graphic with LomoGraflok isn't all that distinctive...
 

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So lets see some photographs!
Mine was made with the 8x10 Intrepid, with a cardboard "lens board" and a 0.5mm laser pinhole taped on the front. Ilford HP5+ developed in FA-1027
My 2022 Pinhole Day photograph
 

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Guys, post a photo fo your camera setup too!
I totally forgot to take any photos of my setup yesterday but this is exactly the same set up that I used but from two years ago. Harman Titan 8x10 and a Berlebach tripod. The only difference this year is that I added a Sekonic L-208 Twinmate light meter which was mounted on the Titans cold shoe.

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Checked my Clack and the RSS 4x5 the evening before, so I can show the starter here. Salmon over fire and pinholed for more two than one minute...


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Yesterday evening I developed the negatives for all six images. And tonight I digitized them with my mirrorless DSLR (EOS M5). My 1st use of a copy stand and LED light tablet acquired last year. I won't consider it "done" until I actually make some contact prints on some Ilford RC at hand.
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I took two shots at a county historical site only a few miles from my house.
Here's one:
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(A former governor's estate, Pennypacker Mills.)

Thence a circuitous wandering brought me to Temple, and what used to be the Reading RR "Outer Station," now the southern terminal for some tourist line activity of the Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern, running over former Reading RR right-of-way.
One of four:
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To satisfy requests upthread ...
The setup for the shot above:
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And for the morbidly curious -- "digitizing" ...
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(The room lights were turned on so the 'gear' would show.)
Learned my recently acquired 7-Artisans 60mm macro can't cover 8x10 on that stand, so I used an EF-M 22mm f/2.0 macro-capable lens for its first half serious work.

I left the resulting digits as color and the bluish cast of the Fuji HR-T X-ray film produced a semblance of sepia toning when inverted!

The current plan is to hold off sending one to the WPPD site until I see what some contact prints look like.
 

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My camera was the Harman Titan 4x5.
Processed four sheets of 4x5 HP5+ in Rodinal 1:25, 66° @ 8 minutes.
Took photos in backyard and within walking distance of my home.
Digitized film with Hasselblad CFi 120/4 on an ALPA TC with a Hasselblad CFV II 50c, Beseler CS copystand + Skier Sunray Copy Box.
Post process in Lightroom.

Hope everyone had a fun time!

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Darr

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Darr, those look great.

Roger
 

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I managed to scan one of my images. This is from Golden Gate Park here in San Francisco. Harman Titan 8x10, Fuji Astia.

Roger
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I didn't have a good day... got to my 1st spot in the morning, an excellent location but the shot was directly into the sun. No problem! I hiked for a while but started not to feel well and ended up going home and having stomach flu for the next few days. I've got my cameras loaded and paper cut and pre-flashed ready to reload them, so I'm going to go have my own personal WPPD sometime soon :smile:
 
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I told my wife she could pick out the photo I'd upload for WPPD. This is the image she chose and this was my first WPPD entry.

Ghost Love on a Bench
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JOBO CPE2+ Developed in Photographers' Formulary TD-16 1:3 20°C 11:03 mins.

Meter: f/22 @ ⅛ sec
Actual: f/250 @ 2 min.

Agfa Clack Pinhole Info
Pinhole diameter: 0.32
Focal length: 80mm
f/stop: f/250
Exp. Factor @ f/22: 129.1
Angle of view: 68° 43' 58"
Cloudy setting: Yellow filter
Sunny setting: Red filter
 

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Well I have successfully contact printed all six negatives on Ilford MGRC, scanned them, and posted my pick to the WPPD site.
The whole day, including some peripheral "documentation" with my iPhone 13 Pro, is up in my PBase galleries.
Part of me leaned toward this one, but I decided I should have been closer ("don't shoot 'til you see the whites of their eyes").

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Observed an interesting phenomenon that I believe is related to the spectral sensitivity of the Fuji HR-T x-ray film I was using.
Here is another view of the locomotive in the shot above, with full sun on the tender ...

First in color via iPhone:
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Then via image on HR-T:
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(Besides being not aimed well ...) And it may have been somewhat over exposed and overdeveloped ... But the lettering and logo is just about invisible! My theory is the film sensitivity to green, and maybe blue-green, lightened the background relative to the weathered/faded yellow-ish printing. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!) In any event, it's the first time in about 6 or 7 years of using the stuff that I believe I've seen an effect that obvious.

@NedL Your experience is a bummer. As it is, here in the northeast USA it seems over 16 years experience to be about 70 to 80% likely WPPD will have less than wonderful weather -- that's bad enough without getting sick on top of it.
 
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Like it!!
BTW, I am in the Tallahassee area. :smile:

Hi darr, Thank you. I love Tallahassee. Beautiful city. I lived there for a time during the 80s. I worked at FSU a few years.
 

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My pinhole photographs in the past were never as sharp as those posted here this year. I guess I have to put on my big boy pants and stop shooting 35mm pinhole photographs and step up to 6x6 and 4"x5" pinhole photographs.
 

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My pinhole photographs in the past were never as sharp as those posted here this year. I guess I have to put on my big boy pants and stop shooting 35mm pinhole photographs and step up to 6x6 and 4"x5" pinhole photographs.
Yes, I would say that bigger is better. Have never waded too deep into it, but I think the math-free explanation is along the lines that diffraction becomes a smaller proportion of the resultant image. Every year I think maybe next year I'll make a body cap pinhole for one of my smaller format cameras, but it hasn't happened. Even going from 6x6cm to 4x5 seemed to make a significant improvement.
(Of course dimensional tolerance in making the stuff degrades as the stuff gets smaller too.)
 

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Yes, I would say that bigger is better. Have never waded too deep into it, but I think the math-free explanation is along the lines that diffraction becomes a smaller proportion of the resultant image. Every year I think maybe next year I'll make a body cap pinhole for one of my smaller format cameras, but it hasn't happened. Even going from 6x6cm to 4x5 seemed to make a significant improvement.
(Of course dimensional tolerance in making the stuff degrades as the stuff gets smaller too.)

I would need to get a "round to-it" first.
 

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There are a couple rules of thumb for pinhole "sharpness" -- shorter projection distance improves apparent sharpness (because optimum hole size will be smaller relative to the image size, and to a first approximation hole size governs minimum resolution), bigger film will look better (because you don't magnify the image as much -- or at all -- with big film), and shorter exposures will look better (most of the time, because less chance for unplanned movement of objects we're used to seeing as still in photographs).

Two out of three will often produce a pleasing result -- I've done 35 mm with a 10 mm projection distance, and liked the result, I've done 4x5 and 9x12 with 135-150 mm projection distance, and I've done hand-held pinhole by using very fast film (M42 body cap pinhole on Tri-X at EI 1600, and pinhole converted Polaroid 210 on 669 or FP3000b). In fact, my icon (to the left of this post, in most browsers) was one of these last.
 

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My pinhole photographs in the past were never as sharp as those posted here this year. I guess I have to put on my big boy pants and stop shooting 35mm pinhole photographs and step up to 6x6 and 4"x5" pinhole photographs.

8x10 is nice.:smile:

Roger
 

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Ned, the Astia was a lucky score of Craigslist, unknown history and storage so it seemed perfect for pinhole. I had the film lab processed so 5 images only cost $50 :surprised:. It was kind of funny, when I picked up the film the lab commented that they we’re impressed at how nice they turned out, as they were thinking that since it was pinhole they would be crap. Totally made my day. The reality is that I got 2 nice exposures and 3 that are a little underexposed. I’ll try and get the rest scanned and posted in the next few days.
 

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Here's mine for WWPD that I submitted and is up on the website.

"The Journey"

David Hancock 5119 Prototype 5x7 pinhole camera
f/254 pinhole
Harman Direct Positive Paper
Exposure time @ 120 seconds
Developed in Ilford Multi-Grade Developer for 150 seconds.


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Jeremy
 

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Sharpness isn’t the only value to be considered in a photograph.

It is something that has been missing from mine, so I am learning more about that factor.
 
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