A travers le sténopé

By woolybill1
.....a.k.a. Seen through a pinhole lens

Anyone who insists on wall-to-wall colour and sharpness has probably not got this far ... ...

... ... Holy Island castle seen - dimly - across the beach. The causeway was covered so practically nobody was there on a glorious if windswept afternoon.
Version 2 is V1 posterised, while V3 has a heavy sepia treatment and added grain.

Nikon D70s
Lensbaby Composer, pinhole lens
50 mm-ish, 1/2 second @ f 177-ish, ISO 200.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Landscape and travel

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 8:17AM
Three super shots Bill, I do like the effect (if thats what you would call it) Smile great composition and very well taken.


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dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 8:29AM
These are so interesting Bill..I did wonder why the image was so soft ! Love the sepia one..reminds me of my childhood.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 8:33AM
Thanks for your write up
Big smile on face here
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
28 Oct 2009 8:39AM
tres magnifique Bill

I made a travers le sténopé out of my D300 and it just showed up every glitch of dust on the sensor you could ever imagine so I made an HDR out of three of them Wink

imagio 11 12 1 England
28 Oct 2009 8:56AM
great camera obscura image Bill, Leonardo used one too, so your in good company..

Richsr 10 91 223 England
28 Oct 2009 9:00AM
Good to see some pinhole work Bill.
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
28 Oct 2009 9:33AM
like the effect ....esp. in V1 & V3

have a great day


cheers 4 your PM
danbrann 13 636 17
28 Oct 2009 9:34AM
It seems strange Bill when we are now paying Thousands of pounds on lenses to have everything pin sharp from our toe nails to breakfast time.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 9:37AM
I always thought of myself as a throwback, Danny!
SandraKay Plus
10 233 4 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 10:41AM
Excellent choice of subject for this technique.
MickS 12 23 14 England
28 Oct 2009 11:02AM
Watcha Bill,
excellent soft focus shot, the old, smear of Vaseline on a UV filterSmile

Pin-hole? whatever they call it on the box, it ain't pin-hole; I think Lensbaby has a lot of work to do to get the pin-hole effect. One of the main qualities of PH is that the tiny apperture gives almost unlimited D of F and pin sharpness at the central area, it then falls off to the edges, just about every PH pic I've seen, and taken, follows that formula, although it ain't carved in stoneSmile
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
28 Oct 2009 11:15AM
V3 suits this the best....Looks like a very old image.
Nettles 10 England
28 Oct 2009 11:45AM
An interesting image, good to see something different.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 Oct 2009 12:37PM
Interesting experiment-- would like to try those lens babies!
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
28 Oct 2009 1:23PM
like the tech specs of ish... would work best as a straight mono methinks, but like the high contrast, soft lines, and sweep of comp

I really struggle with French!
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 1:26PM
f177-ish!!! - think I have a single lens that makes it to f45!
Gives a great aged feel to the shot Bill; I like the soft colours from #1 and the style from the blown highlights, but alos like the slightly darker exposure of #3
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 1:39PM
Straight b/w added as V4, for Nick.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
28 Oct 2009 1:56PM
Great to see an individual take on a subject Bill.When I had my darkroom,I liked a bit of grain on my prints.I used to push a roll of Delta 3200 to 54,000 !! It was the maximum it would go.After that,the emulsion lifted of the film base.I actually got a call from Ilford's technical department asking how I did it.For any technophobes out there,40 degrees at 30 minutes in Rodinal developer did the trick !! No midtones of course.just captured the shadow detail.The print in a bath in blue toner after that,brought out some highlight detail.The trouble with this digital lark is, it is all too easy !! Lets not forget the ''old ways'' !!
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
28 Oct 2009 2:08PM
V3 is my favorite here. Nice composition and treatment on the rest as well.
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 5:02PM
Nicely worked set of a timeless location, Bill. V3 just shades it for me.
28 Oct 2009 5:38PM
This certainly makes a refreshing change Bill. I have a set something along the lines to upload nearer Christmas .

John Smile
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 5:44PM
I like the treatment.
Neeka 8 16 Wales
28 Oct 2009 8:27PM
Really interesting images Bill.
Roly 10 Wales
28 Oct 2009 8:39PM
Interesting set Bill.V3 for me.
tony64 13 204 9 England
28 Oct 2009 9:56PM
V1 for me Bill.
The Eagle on Saturday!
JudeC 10 6 3 England
29 Oct 2009 6:57AM
Excellent effect - Jude.
koka 9 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2009 7:20AM
a watercolour? Katie
For me Bill, this is very much a work in progress I will watch with interest as it blossoms. Good luck.

riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
29 Oct 2009 6:36PM
yep, like 4
30 Oct 2009 9:10PM
I like that. it goes further and beyhond.
4 Nov 2009 9:05PM
V1 and V4 are lovely

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