New cameras

I got out to take the first batch of images with the new cameras. The smaller pinholes (around 0.2mm) are clearly sharper than the last batch. I’m getting a bit more vignetting due to the lower ratio between hole size and stock thickness, but it’s still pretty manageable.

Just for grins, here are cameras 1 and 3 in action:

In terms of images, I’m not too elated about the results. I’m most disappointed about the third one, shot under the Calder sculpture on Federal Plaza. I was hoping for a more monumental view and a more recognizable Flamingo. Then again, a big part of the fun with these images is that they surprise me. The curved geometry of the negative makes it very hard to previsualize anything, especially that I’ve decided not to consciously control where the frame begins and ends.

Tomorrow I’m going to test out yet another, more complex camera. Stay tuned.

About Simon

Born in 1968, I was tragically not recognized as a genius until three years later, when I built and flew my first home-made aircraft. Since then, my life has been a string of major successes interspersed with what can only be called triumphs on a galactic scale. I am currently waiting to achieve my next one - should be ready in another 15 minutes or so. Bear with me...
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