The Camino, Poppies and a pinhole cap

It has been more than a week since we left Burgos; most of the people we have met and walked with turning the first weeks have moved on while we took an extra rest days in Sahagun. I usually post a photo a day with a mini update on Instagram. If you want to have a look.

During this trip I have been shooting photos with a pinhole cap on my digital camera. There were so many poppies this week, they filled the ditches and the fields. The pinhole creates a dreamy affect  and the sunflare streaks through the frame in as wonderful way. I woukd love to hear your thought on my exploration into pinhole photography.

For other photos from this Camino and our previous walk can be found on this link….

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The Camino, Poppies and a pinhole cap

It has been more than a week since we left Burgos; most of the people we have met and walked with turning the first weeks have moved on while we took an extra rest days in Sahagun. I usually post a photo a day with a mini update on Instagram. If you want to have a look.

During this trip I have been shooting photos with a pinhole cap on my digital camera. There were so many poppies this week, they filled the ditches and the fields. The pinhole creates a dreamy affect  and the sunflare streaks through the frame in as wonderful way. I woukd love to hear ypur thought on my exploration into pinhole photography. 

For other photos from this Camino and our previous walk can be found on this link….

World Pinhole Day, April 27th, 2014; Madrid

 

Tono Canadas; NOPO Camers; Madrid
Tono Canadas; NOPO Camers; Madrid

On Sunday April 27th, 2014 I met Tono Canadas, he is the designer and maker of some beautiful hand crafted wooden pinhole cameras. He had invited photographers to meet at the Anton Martin metro station in Madrid, for World Pinhole Day to kick off his new camera. I don’t have a pinhole camera, but I do have a camera cap with a pinhole, so I decided to join the group and see what I could learn about world pinhole photography.  Here is a picture of Tono Canadas with his cameras.  As my camera is a DLSR, and use a mirror to see for framing, asI cannot see through the pinhole I did have a little trouble framing properly. At least with the digital I could decide if the framing exposure were right and make some adjustments on the spot.

It was very interesting, there was about 25 photographers, from all over, some from as far away as Brazil and Australia were on the street with us. We wandered around Madrid for a couple of hours, Tono gave everyone an opportunity to try out his cameras, and next week they will meet again to see the photos everyone had taken.

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I loved getting out on the street with other photographers, but I am not sure I will ever be a convert to pinhole photography. While I always like what I see others producing I am not a fan of what I get from my camera, but then it could be, like everything else, that I won’t be an instant magical success the first time, and must sharpen my skills and my eye for the art!  Here is the one image that I did get that I liked.

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