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The Hawkeye

By chase
I knew I had a couple of old cameras around somewhere, I found this little Kodak Hawkeye right at the back of a dark cupboard.
The oblong metal thing pulls out as seen here, and is evidently the viewfinder and what you see within the oblong is what you get.

Inspired by John Duder to whom I give my thanks for his information and help.

The photographs were given to me by a relative, they, in themselves are interesting, they are kept in the leather wallet you see here.

Lit by daylight camera left.
Converted to B&W in Nik Silver, using the Pinhole setting which of course added the graininess.

Thanks for calling in.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Stay safe and be happy.
Janet xx

Tags: Camera Black and white Wallet Pinhole Nik Still life photography Old photographs Hawkeye


9 Jun 2020 9:24AM
I'm so jealous. You seem to have an endless supply of cupdoards and drawers full of wonderful props. Do you live in a mansion? I don't have any cubbyholes full of treasure SadWinkSmile

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chase Plus
14 1.7k 419 England
9 Jun 2020 9:27AM

Quote:Do you live in a mansion

No but I do have lots of cupboards and built-in wardrobes, nice dark places to stash things in Wink
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
9 Jun 2020 9:52AM
the mono treatment works very well
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2020 10:25AM
How photography has evolved!
John seems to have an endless knowledge of the old cameras and lenses.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 11 Wales
9 Jun 2020 10:27AM
Mono change Janet, excellent textures.
9 Jun 2020 11:17AM
Great mono image, of past "treasures".
chase Plus
14 1.7k 419 England
9 Jun 2020 11:51AM
Thanks everyone.
Andy, lovely to have your UA, many thanks.
Janet xx
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
9 Jun 2020 12:44PM
My very first camera was something like this! Showing my age now...😁 A fine still-life Janet, a bit different it being in mono, but it does suit the subject well 👍
Trev 😀
SlowSong Plus
12 9.1k 30 England
9 Jun 2020 12:47PM
Another super collection of objects, linked together by their age and the time. Not exactly a handbag camera, but neat. Smile
sparrowhawk Plus
11 282 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2020 1:37PM
a gem takes me back to my days studying photography at college
14 13 1 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2020 1:43PM
Hi chase, first of all I like the concept of the image, mono is cool.
However , for me the composition does not completely work, the bag is too large ( eclipses even the camera) and your kind of left with your eyes wandering the image but not resting on anything. I like the idea though! .
Regards Simon.
chase Plus
14 1.7k 419 England
9 Jun 2020 1:56PM
Thanks all.
Simon, the camera is really small, about 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches, the wallet is 3 inches x 6 inches, so I think most things would eclipse the little camera Sad Maybe I need to give it a frame or two on its own.
Many thanks for your honesty.
Janet xx
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1682 England
9 Jun 2020 6:25PM
I think you need to put a film in it, Janet!

chase Plus
14 1.7k 419 England
9 Jun 2020 8:04PM

Quote:I think you need to put a film in it, Janet!

Might be on the cards John just to see what if anything comes out the other end of the process.
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1682 England
9 Jun 2020 9:10PM
My experience with old, basic cameras is that the engineering tolerances are high, and they are very robust.

Providing there's no obvious way for light to leak in, they're cool - witness my recent stuff with the Box Brownie I bought 15 years back!
9 Jun 2020 10:57PM
Excellent work Janet..Lin
chase Plus
14 1.7k 419 England
12 Jun 2020 2:28PM
Lorraine, many thanks for your UA, very much appreciated.
Janet xx

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