4×5 pinhole

I own three 4×5 pinhole cameras, but my favorite is still the Ilford Titan 4×5. I like it for its ruggedness, being made of hard plastic that does well in the wet Pacific Northwest where I live. I am surprised how sharp it is. As this year comes to a fast and furious end I plan to do much more 4×5 in 2019, both pinhole and with my Wista camera. Now that I am able to develop my black and white images at home there is nothing stopping me from using my film stash.

It may be a bit early for News Years Resolutions but I have set a goal to finally finish my gas station book of platinum prints. I thought if I put this out there then I will be held accountable to finish my many projects.

So here from the archives are a few of my favorite long exposures made with the Titan camera.

These were taken in Donald, Oregon:

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no place to sit

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stacked

These were taken at Trillium Lake near Mt Hood:

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This is the bridge along the old highway above Donner Lake, California:

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Donner Pass

The heads are part of an art installation at my local transit center:

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rolling heads

This image was made at Newspace Center for Photography, now closed and missed:

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me, Donna Stewart and Moni Smith: all pinhole photographers

(all these images were made on Ilford film and I developed at home using Ilfosol developer and a MOD 54 tank)

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About gretchen

I love living in the Pacific Northwest being close to the mountains and the ocean. My hobbies include photography, travel, reading, biking, walking and gardening. I am an Anglophile at heart and try to visit the UK often. My camera goes everywhere with me. I use both digital and film cameras.
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1 Response to 4×5 pinhole

  1. I sold my Hatman Titan a couple of years ago – wish I hadn’t really as these remind me of how sharp it was. We will have Nike Walker in the show some time

    Best Wishes

    Andrew

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