Moon and Tree

MoonandTree-6801, originally uploaded by Alex Haglund.

Had to put this up, it’s one I shot last night, when the moon was being cooperative for me just before sundown. I was out on a country drive with my sweetie and had to shoot some moon pics.

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Through a pinhole

So I made me a little pinhole camera…sort-of. I got a little bit of hair up to actually try this. I always thought it would be cool.

A look down the block from where I live.

I made my camera a pinhole by finding an old body cap and putting a hole into it. I decided to make the hole by heating a needle up with a lighter, then poking it through. It left some microstrands of plastic across the opening though. I heated it up and ran it through again. Visually, it looks to be pretty perfectly centered, but the image is pretty off center. I cropped these to get it. I think that the aperture is not so much off-center as it is angled.

The Shriners flag.

I also think that the aperture may be a touch large. I could actually see through it when it’s on the camera, just barely. So these may not be as sharp as ones from a  smaller pinhole. Then again it’s a pinhole.

My 'No Parking' Signs. Specifically for Appleknocker in the fall

As for focal length, it seems a touch long. I’d like to try this again, making a pinhole for my 4X5. I bet I could get a 75mm focal length on that and have a real wide angle. Or, I could set it anywhere on the rail. Of course, doing this on my D70 does have some advantages. The short distance between the film plane and the cap makes it so that there’s no fall-off. Plus, no compensation is necessary for reciprocity failure. Still, I’d like to do this again soon on film. I just don’t have the money to process it if I do shoot that way right now.

Flora High School. And a tree.

Some glass brick windows on the first floor of my building.

Some weeds and a dandelion.

The neighbors' house.

A crack in my building's wall.

A view of buildings near the intersection of North Ave. and Main St. in Flora.

Flora School District’s new Bus Barn



021610_BusWEB, originally uploaded by Alex Haglund.

Mark Smith, the Flora School District’s Director of Transportation, stands under the awning of the District’s new “Bus Barn,” located at 4561 south Stanford Road in Flora, near the District playing fields. Technically, the expanded tonal range is from the use Photoshop’s Shadow/Highlight tool, working on an image that I opened up the shadows in using Lightroom’s Raw processing.