Monday, May 6, 2013

Project 365-ish: May 6, 2013

Cinco de Mayo, Margaritaville Style (composite image) by Crunchy Footsteps


Cinco de Mayo, Margaritaville Style (composite image)

bathroomcam pinhole camera, 16 - 5x7 paper negatives in composite, 30 minute exposure, developed in Caffenol-C, each negative scanned, then digitally assembled in Photoshop.
Phew! I'm ready for bed! This was an all-day effort, but a very enjoyable one. You can see the image larger here.

George and his setup had to battle 30-mile per hour winds today, so he was tied up in his chair, lei sewn to his shirt, and that umbrella (oh the unwieldy umbrella!) was weighed down with it's concrete stand, and a planter full of metal plates, rocks and garden pavers. (it only got away once in the wind)

The only drawback was, after the umbrella got away, it snapped back in a different position, putting George in shadow. After developing all the images in the camera/darkroom, I realized that I hadn't seen George's face at all during developing. His head was too much in shadow to image. So, I did another exposure of just his head and torso, and incorporated that into this image. Other than that, this is straight out of the camera, and compiled on a 28 by 20-inch canvas in Photoshop.

I think I will mount the negatives to a piece of art board, and hang it in my living room. Should I hang it upside down (like a true pinhole image in the camera) or right side up?

camera specs: aperture: 2 mm, f. 1128, focal length: 89 inches, film plane: 28in by 20 in.

Thank you, Flickr Friends for your help and encouragement to try this project again! (-:

Happy Cinco de Mayo Pinhole Day, 2013!

image made May 5, 2013

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