Following my visit to Brightlingsea yesterday one of today’s tasks was to develop my 4x5 pinhole negatives. Shooting with a large format pinhole camera is not the thing to do if you want a peaceful, uninterrupted shoot. I lost count of the number of people who asked what I was doing – after all it’s not every day you see someone with a wooden box the size of a radio on top of a tripod!
Despite the interruptions, I came away with three reasonably successful images. I still need to get to grips with just how close I need to be to my subjects, but with wider views I think I’m beginning to get a feel for what works. Fortunately, it’s no chore to go out and practise!
8 May 2021