52 Cameras: # 99 — Polaroid CU-5 Pinhole




Thanks to the folks at Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day for getting me started in another addictive diversion.

1200DPI scans on a CanoScan 9000f. I scanned in color and decided to leave them that way.

The scanned images in the video and the ones posted here are unedited except for resizing. The negative scans had levels adjusted before reversing to positive. It’s kind of a cool effect doing it that way — I just have to reverse my thinking to imagine what it will look like.

Socorro Peak from the Socorro Holiday Inn Express.

Socorro Peak from the Socorro Holiday Inn Express.

I haven’t scanned the Socorro Peak negative yet. I put it between two pieces of paper to protect it not realizing it still had wet developer goo on it. I washed off some of the emulsion with the glued-on paper.

Negative from my test shot.  It's grainier but the boosted contrast really adds something.

Negative from my test shot. It’s grainier but the boosted contrast really adds something.

The tire swing.  Not bad for a pinhole but kind of "meh".

The tire swing. Not bad for a pinhole but kind of “meh”.

Tire swing negative.  The grain and contrast give it a melancholy feel.

Tire swing negative. The grain and contrast give it a melancholy feel.

Curly grass in the back yard.

Curly grass in the back yard.

Curly grass negative.

Curly grass negative.

Some people have gotten sharp images using pinhole cameras. I’m not there yet. I’m going to try more experiments and not wait until the week before next year’s Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day to cobble something together.