Square Saturday… Thurne Windmill

Thurne Windmill, September 2020Thurne Windmill, September 2020
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 30s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Another pinhole pic taken on the fantastic ONDU 6×6 Pocket pinhole camera!

Thurne Mill in Norfolk, dates from 1820 and was built by local millwrights England & Co. to drain the marshes, creating land for farming.

Ronald (Bob) Morse purchased the then derelict mill in 1949 and within 18 months the tower was restored. Bob passed away in 2007 and the mill is now in the care of Debra Nicholson with help from The Friends of Thurne Mill.

I shot a full roll of film here, in less than half an hour… unusual for someone who can have a roll in a camera for up to a year!

The Lion Inn at Thurne is definitely worth a mention too, we had an excellent lunch there and the selection of beers on offer was fantastic!

Monochrome Monday… Cove Harbour (again)

Cove HarbourCove Harbour, August 2020
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 15s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

I make no apologies for posting yet another image from the Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole camera… I love it!

This is the last image on my first roll and I’m finally starting to get close enough to the subject.

These shellfish creels and lump of weathered wood were found beside what I think is the harbour master’s cottage at Cove and I popped the camera on the doorstep to take this pic!

Monochrome Monday… Winch, Craster, August 2020

Winch, Craster, August 2020Winch, Craster, August 2020
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 30s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Another pinhole pic from a recent visit to Craster in Northumberland.

This winch is quietly rusting away beside the harbour and only a couple of feet away from the bench where we tucked into a picnic lunch…

Again, I could’ve done with getting much closer with the wide-angle Ondu camera!

Square Saturday… Craster on the Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole camera

Craster, August 2020Craster, August 2020
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 19s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Another pic from a recent visit to Craster in Northumberland, this time taken on the ONDU 6×6 Pocket pinhole camera.

Last weekend’s trip north came just a couple of days after I received my camera in the post so I just had to take it!

I’ve not yet got the hang of getting close enough to the subject with the camera’s wide 115° angle of view (and no viewfinder) but I’m sure practice will make perfect!

Square Saturday… Apple blossom, WWPPD 2020

Apple blossom, WWPPDApple blossom, WWPPD 2020
Diana+ – Two 10s exposures at f150 – Ilford Pan F Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

An image from this year’s Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day taken with a charity shop find Diana+ camera.

The Diana+ has two pinhole modes… setting the aperture to ‘P’ and removing the lens gives a ‘true’ pinhole image, leaving the lens on gives what Lomography call a ‘Magnum’ image that is sharper and less wideangle than a ‘true’ image.

The above image is what happens when you forget to wind on between shots and accidentally record both types on one frame!

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day… Crich Memorial Tower

Crich Memorial Tower-20190428cCrich Memorial Tower, April 2019
Fujifilm X-T10, thingyfy 11mm Pinhole Pro S, 0.4s, f79, ISO 200

Another image taken with my thingyfy Pinhole Pro S ‘lens’.

An image from last year’s Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. This is Crich Stand, a memorial tower dedicated to the memory of the soldiers from the Sherwood Foresters Regiment who died in World War I and World War II*.

In the current situation I’m not sure I’ll get chance to shoot any pinhole images on WPPD (which is today) this year…

*The memorial is also dedicated to those who died serving in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment from 1945 to 1970, the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment from 1970 to 2007 and the Mercian Regiment since 2007.

Single frame… Crich Memorial Tower

Crich Memorial Tower, April 2019Crich Memorial Tower, April 2019
Fujifilm X-T10, thingyfy 11mm Pinhole Pro S, 0.7s, f79, ISO 200

Another image taken with my thingyfy Pinhole Pro S ‘lens’.

Last Sunday would have been my late father-in-law’s 99th birthday so Joy and I took some flowers up to Crich Stand, a memorial tower dedicated to the memory of the soldiers from the Sherwood Foresters Regiment who died in World War I and World War II* (Joy’s Dad lived to a ripe old age but spent World War II serving in North Africa and Italy with the regiment).

I thought I’d sneak a few minutes capturing a couple of images for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day while I was there…

*The memorial is also dedicated to those who died serving in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment from 1945 to 1970, the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment from 1970 to 2007 and the Mercian Regiment since 2007.

Single frame… Pinhole image of Chester Green, Derby

Chester Green, DerbyChester Green, Derby
Fujifilm X-T10, thingyfy 11mm Pinhole Pro S, 1.1s, f79, ISO 400

Last year I posted an image taken using a Wanderlust Pinwide 22mm pinhole lens on a Panasonic Lumix GF-1 and mentioned that I was rather tempted to find something similar for my Fujifilm X system.

Ten months later (and thanks to an eBay bargain), I have, in the shape of the thingyfy Pinhole Pro S and the above image is one of my first taken with it.

The effective aperture of f79 isn’t particularly ‘pinholey’ and as a result the image is very soft but I have a cunning plan to both reduce the angle of view (which is very wide at 11mm) and the effective aperture…

Watch this space…

Single frame… World Wide Pinhole Photography Day

Scallop, AldeburghScallop, Aldeburgh
Panasonic Lumix GF-1, Wanderlust Pinwide 22mm pinhole lens, 1/3s, f128, ISO 100

As it’s World Wide Pinhole Photography Day I thought I’d dig out one of the few attempts I’ve made at a pinhole image.

‘Scallop’ is a sculpture on Aldeburgh beach in Suffolk, dedicated to English composer, conductor and pianist Benjamin Britten. Created by Suffolk-based artist Maggi Hambling, the stainless steel piece is made up of two interlocking scallop shells, each broken, the upright shell being pierced with the words: “I hear those voices that will not be drowned”, which are taken from Britten’s opera Peter Grimes.

The image was made during a holiday to the Suffolk coast back in July 2011. Sadly the Wanderlust Pinwide lens doesn’t seem to be available at the moment and if memory serves it was only ever available for micro 4/3 cameras (which I no longer shoot) but I am rather tempted by one of the Skink Pinhole Pancake lenses for my Fujifilm X-T1…