Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Faraway Ranch #6 (revisited with color) Chiracahua National Monument, Arizona, USA

homemade paint can pinhole camera, paper negative, 20 second exposure, negtive scanned and post-processed in Photoshop, including adding the color, and the "WarmSun" texture from Kim Klassen's texture collections Thanks, Kim!

I'm joining Kim Klassen's photo texture-loving party this week, called "Texture Tuesdays".  Wanna play?  Use Kim's (free to download) texture, "WarmSun" in an image of yours, and link to her blog post here.  (you can access the texture from this page also)   Come see the images other photographers have created, and their use of the same texture.  Cheers!  ((clink))


This is a historic ranch within the boundaries of Chiricahua National Monument in southeastern Arizona USA. The Erickson Family homesteaded here around 1887, and the second generation operated the outfit as a guest ranch.

The early days of homesteading were dangerous for the Ericksons, as conflict with the Chiricahua Apaches were still common.

This building is one of the barns on the ranch. It was an extremely bright day, and the sun was shining right on the sheet metal building. It was a quick exposure, even for the ISO speed of 6 of the paper negative!

image made September, 2010, re-processed with color April, 2011.


  1. Oh my....a handmade pinhole camera??? You are one ambitious photographer! The result is beautiful, too.

  2. Thank you so much, Evelyn! It sure is fun. (-: I look forward to coming over to visit you in your beautiful blogs...

  3. wow, you had to work for this photo! it was worth it, i love the feel of it!

  4. Thank you, debsea! (-:

    I'm in a phase ( a long phase) of my photographic life where I enjoy s-l-o-w-i-n-g down the process of making a picture. It gives me great satisfaction to finish each one.


    Glad I got to meet you!

  5. Hi Kristy -- it's very interesting, what you're doing! It has a very nice effect.