Well, after posting my 52 create pinhole camera, I promised a pinhole picture for the photo of the week. Unfortunately, none of the pictures turned out. All three were completely blank which leads me to believe that my safe light was not in fact safe. A camera store told me I could simply use a red light bulb from the hardware store, but seeing as all three pictures were completely white, and I used exposures varying from 30 seconds to 3 minutes, I think the light was the culprit. I’ll try again soon.
So instead I bring you the picture above. It was taken during the Fete des Vendanges (harvest festival) in Montmartre Paris. This was a parade that ran up the hill and people gave out free wine as the parade marched by. These Alpenhorn players were indeed in a marching band (it reminds me of the Woody Allen Sketch where he laments being in a marching band as a child as he was a cello player…). Every block or so they would stop walking and put down there horns to play. Quite the festival and if you are ever in Paris in the fall, it is an event you don’t want to miss.
Back to the details… Taken with my Voigtlander Bessa R using Fuji Neopan 400. I think the lens was my 35mm skopar, but it could also have been the Jupiter 8, doesn’t really matter now does it? Developed in D76 and scanned.
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with my Holga. I hate the way the bulb switch moves on it’s own, often ruining an entire roll of 120 film, yet when it works, I often get a great picture which I love. I’m not a holga kind of guy, I was given mine by a friend who’s foray into film photography lasted about 2/3 of a roll. I have an unwritten rule about not selling cameras that were gifts, which unfortunately means I end up keeping more of them around then I would like…
Anyways, this week’s photo is of some kid’s push cars outside a little toy store in Montmartre, Paris. It’s on the back side of the hill and I walked by one day and thought it would be a great shot to put up in my daughter’s room. I have some plans to make a wooden push car later this year as part of my 52 Create project.
This picture will be put up this weekend on my Etsy site for sale, so head on over if you’re interested. Any of the pictures seen on my flickr site can also be purchased, leave a comment or contact me directly if interested.