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Izumi's Diary Page 21      Monday 18 April 2011  
         
         
Sunrise Through My Pinhole
         
     
 

Hello, here is Izumi again.

This time I went back again to the resting place of the ancestors a week later before sunrise again to try out more the Pinwide pinhole lens. After the first time I looked with hard eyes at the photographs I captured and asked myself what it was that I was happy and unhappy with about them. And I did find out several things that I spoke to myself about.

The weather was almost the same as the first time too and I was more knowing about and comfortable with the adjustments that I had to manipulate on my PEN so I could have eyes more for the photographs in front of us than the buttons and dials on the camera.

Most of the photographs were in Manual mode and as the light kept getting stronger and I was facing different directions I was changing the shutter speed for almost every photograph and I used different speeds on the same photograph to see what would be the happiest for me when I was back in Photoshop. I also tried some in Aperture priority mode but I was happier adjusting my PEN myself.

Thus this time I am producing more photographs that I can show to you here, and I hope you do not think that there are too many for you to look at. Perhaps a nice cup of tea is called for and you can have some comforts that I did not have when I was there. But I do not mind because the cemetery place is very scenic and there is the big sea all along one side and the negative ions that are created in such places are said to be good for my thinking abilities, which must also be good for capturing happy photographs. The lioness is perhaps having a little seaside holiday!

So here they begin.

 
     
         
         
         
 
 
 
Angel and Currawong
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 2 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
 
 
 
Dawn Angel II
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 4 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
   
Dawn Angel V
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/2 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
   
   
Dawn Angel III
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 4 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Dawn Angel I
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 4 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

Manfrotto is my tripod and I would not have been able to capture these photographs without him, as you can see from the shutter speeds, even if sometimes his legs were at strange angles so I could have the framing that the photograph wanted in order to be a happy one.

Also I put my PEN on two-second delay so that any movement caused by my fingers on the shutter did not make the photograph more unsteady.

I know it isn't really but I like to think that Manfrotto means 'Man Friday' as he is like my helper when hunting and capturing my photographs.

 
     
     
         
         
   
Dawn Angel IV
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1.3 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Dawn Angel IX
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/50 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Headstones IV
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/50 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
   
Dawn Angel X
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/50 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Morning Angel VII
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/50 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

You may notice some strange coloured places on the photographs. This is caused by the pinhole being very close to the PEN's sensor and so the light is reaching the photosites at angles that they are not used to. Ben and Justin at Wanderlust Cameras have some software coming that will remove these, so I may process these photographs again if it makes them happier when it is available.

I have thought out a process in Photoshop that helps to hide it but sometimes it works better than other times so I would like to see how the software works.

 
     
     
         
   
Hello, Jesus II
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/125 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
 
 
 
Hello, Jesus III
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/50 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
Hello, Jesus I
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/25 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Cherub and Angel IV
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/15 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Cherub and Angel I
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/15 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
Cherub and Angel III
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/10 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
   
Cherub and Angel II
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/10 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
         
         
         
 
 
 
Cherub and Angel V
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/10 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

Here you can perhaps see that the Pinwide likes to be close to his subjects in order to have some details that you can see. He does not really like distant scenes as they look a lot more unsharp than they really are.

But then because I am close to some objects there is distortion caused because the Pinwide is like a 22mm lens (eqiv) in wideness. I think that because of the overall softness and the vignetting you are forgiving him more than you would if he was a proper lens with a lot of sharpness for the images.

Maybe he is not one to use for portraits of people that you want to stay friends with.

 
     
     
         
   
Cherub IX
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/25 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
         
 
 
 
Cherub III
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/100 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
Cherub II
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/25 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
   
Cherub IV
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/25 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
 
 
 
Cherub VIII
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/60 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
 
 
 
Cherub VII
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/60 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
   
Cherub V
   
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/60 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
   
         
         
         
 
 
 
Cherub VI
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/60 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
         
 
 
 
Morning Glory I
 
 
Olympus E-PL1 w Pinwide, M, 1/50 sec, f/96, 800 ISO, 22mm (eqiv)
 
         
         
     
 

So I do like him better after I have played with him for two mornings but I wonder if this is enough? Really I think not.

Perhaps I can be a greedy girl and want a set of pinholes like I want a set of fast prime lenses for my street walking. I wonder what a 16mm (32mm eqiv) or a 22mm (44mm eqiv) or even longer pinhole would be like? I suspect that the exposure times would be quite long but that may not matter if my PEN is on my Man Friday and even if there were leaves or grasses moving during the exposure time it may be enhancing to the photograph. I think I may have to become a testing girl of such things.

I know I can press a button and have my PEN pretend to be a pinhole camera like I did in Sydney Park (Diary Page 12) but we would both know that we are not being truthful to the laws of optics and setting proper challenges for ourselves to have a wrestle with.

So I think I have more exploring to do with my PEN and my Pinwide and I have some ideas to play with too. I may go back to the cemetery or I may find another place that we can go together and play with these ideas. Perhaps I may even try to go for a walk on the streets with him and people will think that I have forgotten to put a lens on my PEN.

I hope that whatever I do you will come with me and then we can look at the happy photographs that are ensuing on these pages.

Thank you again,

Izumi.

 
     
     
 
 
 
 
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