Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Order in the court! Historic Tombstone Courthouse, Tombstone, Arizona, USA



D Stewart PDX's famous "Terminator 3" pinhole camera, Fuji ACROS ISO 100 film, 3-minute exposure Negative was photographed over a lightbox with a DSLR.

D Stewart PDX came down to my area to photograph, and we had a girls' day out! We pinholed all over Cochise County, Arizona, in the driving snow (flurries) and icy cold wind! We even traded cameras for the day, so I got to shoot a roll of film in her Terminator 3 pinhole camera! (I'll let D tell you which of my cameras she ran around with)

This is the courtroom at the historic Tombstone Courthouse in Tombstone, Arizona. D had told me how wide the Terminator "sees", and boy howdy, I see what she means! The two tables to the right and left in the foreground were actually adjacent to the tripod. I was thinking the image would begin at the last row of seats, not right next to the camera! Also, the room appears much longer that it really is- as if the front of the courtroom were tunneling further away from the viewer. Perhaps this is how a suspect of some crime felt, when brought into the courtroom for his trial.

The courtroom was used from the 1880s through the 1920s, before the Cochise County seat was moved to Bisbee, about 20 miles away.

Thanks D, for a wonderful adventure with you! I sure learned much from you, and I love the Terminator!!!!

Image made February 27, 2011.

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