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Donald Qualls

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Well, guess I need to load up my Custom Camera Builders 6x6 with some Fuji 400H. 😀
 

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Okay, just have to pick which one to use! Of course, it will be raining here so I will have to think where I might go for a successful picture.
 

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Me too with the rain. Next to a window is a good option, and with pinhole you can get as close as you want without any adjustments.

That's a great suggestion! I was thinking of going to a local river (Rocky River in the Cleveland area) and taking pictures of the rain hitting the water - a long exposure might make it interesting.
 

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Thanks for the heads up, looking forward to a full day of Pinhole Photography in celebration of WPPD!!!

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We have a bit of construction going on at our house. The workers put up a sheet of plywood for the weekend, there was a tiny aperture formed, the sun created, for just a few minutes a beautiful little motion picture on our dining room wall. I made a little video of it with my phone. 😊
 

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I have loaded all five 8x10 holders with Fuji HR-T and the gear is queued up near the door. I had hoped to scout out some interesting structures -- railroad station, covered bridge, iron furnace or whatever. Unfortunately the current forecast looks pretty grim for an outdoor effort. Mayhaps some shots looking out a window or still lifes may be in order. Since my first effort in 2005 I've always managed something.
 

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Just checked the forecast for San Francisco, and it’s partly sunny in the morning then partly sunny and breezy in the afternoon With gusts as high as 32 mph. I’ll have to get out in the morning, maybe hit the Embarcadero although I was just down ther the other day with the RealitySoSubtle 617.

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I've always just made pinhole cameras out of small boxes (teabags, votive candles, etc.) and a snippet of the tin the candles sit in but my first ever parcel from Ukraine via Slovakia arrived a couple of weeks ago and definitely needs another outing beyond its test run.

Jollylook Pinhole Instant Mini Film Camera:
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I've always just made pinhole cameras out of small boxes (teabags, votive candles, etc.) and a snippet of the tin the candles sit in but my first ever parcel from Ukraine via Slovakia arrived a couple of weeks ago and definitely needs another outing beyond its test run.

Jollylook Pinhole Instant Mini Film Camera:
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Congrats on your new camera, Molli!
As for making my own, I never thought of using the tin from candles. I'll keep it in mind for next time!

Happy shooting, everyone!
 

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There's plenty of rain in the forecast for tomorrow, so I guess it's going to be an indoor thing.
I haven't loaded anything yet or chosen what I'll take out. It's probably going to be my book camera and some film can cameras. Since I haven't finished designing the 35mm camera I have been working on for the last six months (it's a 3D printed thing), I'm pretty much stuck with using paper... ISO 3, here I come.
 

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Just checked the forecast for San Francisco, and it’s partly sunny in the morning then partly sunny and breezy in the afternoon With gusts as high as 32 mph. I’ll have to get out in the morning, maybe hit the Embarcadero although I was just down ther the other day with the RealitySoSubtle 617.

Roger

Wind forecast for the coast up here is 20 MPH in the morning increasing to 30 in the afternoon w/ 40 MPH gusts. Big matboard box cameras don't like that! It's often windy in late April for WPPD. I'm going to head inland somewhere, not sure where yet. Probably just start driving and see where I end up....

Last year, I went out but didn't feel well, and the cameras are still loaded from then. ( Been a busy year... I don't usually go a year without using them at least a few times )
 

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Had a nice time shooting about 10 pictures today (and some hours-long cyanotypes to boot since it was mostly sunny in the morning).
Unfortunately, my paper developer was exhausted, so I'll have to wait a little longer to see what comes up!

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I was out and shot seven in 6x9 format. I've saved the last frame on the roll for an experiment I have in mind for after the sun goes down.
Documentation of the event :smile:
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Fun first year participating in WPPD. Still need to develop some of the film, but ended up with one from Airforce Museum I liked. Ondu 6x6

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Well I managed to get the 5 1/2 x 14” Bamboo Special out today. Who know if I actually got any images, built the camera about 8 years ago and never really got dialed in with it. I decided to go for it today, couldn’t remember what the f-stop was or the pinhole diameter either. So I had to pull the pinhole out which has the size engraved on it and then I could calculate the f-stop value. I had recently purchased a Harrison Jumbo film changing tent with this camera in mind and that worked out well. I was able to reload the camera in the field so it’s was no longer a “single shot” camera. I was shooting paper negatives and was having a heck of a time figuring out which side was the emulsion side. I going to start notching the paper so that I can know for sure that I’m loading it correctly. I also need to put so site lines and a level on the camera. I hadn’t shot paper negatives in years so I’m not to confident in my exposures. I did bring the RealitySoSubtle 617 and shot a roll with it as a backup Just to be sure that I have an I’m to post on the WPPD site. Even if I don’t get any printable images from the “Bamboo Special” I’m am still considered the day a total success, simply because I got out with the camera.

Oh and just for added fun I had forgotten that for some stupid reason I made the tripod threads 3/8” and none of my Arca-Swiss type plates had 3/8” screws. Luckily I have a metal lathe and was able to modify a 3/8” stainless steel flathead screw for the mounting plate.

Hope everyone had as much fun today as I did. 😁

Roger
 

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Just wanted to add that I’ll process my paper negatives on Tuesday and will definitively post an image here if I got anything.

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I got out and shot one roll of Fuji Pro 400-H (from my last propack of this film) in my Custom Camera Building 6x6. I'll get the film processed next weekend (barring excessively time consuming honey-do items).
 

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I made five exposures without leaving the house. Four were through windows looking out at the rainy landscape and one was with the camera just outside of a door in the back where some roof overhang was sufficient shelter during a lull in precipitation. (We had nearly two inches of rain for the day.)

Tried Pinhole Assist on my iPhone for exposures (doing a sanity check with my Gossen DigiSix and a chart to be safe.) Developed the HR-T x-ray film in HC110 1+63 late last night and things look good. Yay!

I shall try some contact prints in the next day or three.
 

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Thanks Roger! Interested to see how you did with the paper negatives.

I’m headed to the darkroom tomorrow and will post results if I have any. I’m also doing a bit more work on the camera mainly “site lines” so a can frame images better. My goal is to get dialed in on the camera so I am confident whenI go out shooting. I’m excited, the Jumbo film changing tent worked great so multiple shots on on outing is totally doable.

Roger
 
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