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Scotland by Holga (regular & pinhole!)

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by vieri, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Hello everyone, while processing my D3 shots from the trip, I thought I'd start posting some film pictures to start with - these have been shot with a Holga regular and a Holga pinhole panoramic camera during my recent trip to Scotland.

    Here they come, first the Holga, all on Tri-X 400:
    Neist Point, Tri-X 400


    Relic, Nr. 2

    Eileen Donean Castle, a classic

    Connectivity, in the middle of nowhere

    Close to Loch Coruisk

    Urquarth Castle, another classic

    And now, some pinhole stuff, Ilford Pan-F 50:

    The Hermitage Castle

    More images here.

    I actually think that there is a place for these cameras in one's bag - they weight just about nothing, and they offer some nice creative opportunities...

    As always, C&C are very welcome!
  2. These are just great!
  3. I don't care for the pinholes ones, but the rest are excellent!
  4. Excellent series! Looks like Dr. Who's phone booth. The "Tardis" I think?
  5. AllThumz


    Feb 24, 2009
    Albany, Oregon
    Very well done, Vieri! I really like the boats.

    That has to be Dr. Who's Tardis - who else would park it in the middle of nowhere!

  6. Great series of images Vieri. I like them all. I like the mood in each image and the Holga and pinhole cameras mke that mood stand out. You almost make me want to buy a new camera (pinhole especially) just to see if I can duplicate the same feel in our scenes here in Nevada. Thanks for sharing.

    God Bless,
  7. Thanks for sharing something COMPLETELY different. Such a strange perspective compared to "the norm".
  8. Thank you very much everyone, I am glad you enjoyed :biggrin: as far as the pinhole, it was my first experiment with it and I am quite pleased with the results, especially with the fact that I could get the exposure right every time; as far as the compositions, I am not completely happy with what I got especially when I tried something fancier than having the subject dead in the middle, but it's in fact very difficult to frame properly with these cameras - is complete guess work, actually :eek:  anyway, I will keep trying and see if I can get a better feel for composing with them. Thanks again! :biggrin:
  9. tenorman


    Mar 5, 2009
    Vieri, I like your composition. The vignetting in the last two photographs are artful...I think they add to the feeling of the B&W! Thanks for posting.
  10. SteveM10


    Jun 5, 2009
    Parrish, FL
    Great shots especially in B&W.
  11. quest4quail


    Jul 6, 2009
    Clovis, NM
    Now I have another reason to want to go (besides the single malt's). Great captures!!!! Love 'Relic #2.'
  12. Very interesting and different. Thanks for sharing!
  13. Thank you guys, much appreciated :biggrin:

    As far as tenorman & Steve's comments: the vignette in the last two is built-in the pinhole Holgas, and is due to the recessed position the pinhole rests in; the B&W is built in the film I used :wink: as much as I use & love digital, there is still nothing (plug-ins etc) who gets close - IMHO - to the look of a MF negative (or even a 35 mm negative, for that matter).

    Thanks again!
  14. shtarka1


    Feb 1, 2008
    These are Excellent!


    Apr 30, 2005
    It is always nice to see work of this quality ! Congrats !
  16. Thank you very much guys, I am glad you enjoyed them :biggrin:
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