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5 Frames With… Lomography Color Negative 100 (EI 80 / 120 / TerraPin OSKAR 6×9 f/165) – by Lorraine Healy5 Frames With… Lomography Color Negative 100 (EI 80 / 120 / TerraPin OSKAR 6×9 f/165) – by Lorraine Healy

5 Frames With… Lomography Color Negative 100 (EI 80 / 120 / TerraPin OSKAR 6×9 f/165) – by Lorraine Healy

I have been shooting Todd Schlemmer’s wonderful TerraPin OSKAR 6×9 pinhole camera since January. You can tell when you pick one of his cameras that Todd has been a pinhole photographer for many years, and that he is also a thinker about photography. All of his 3D-printed cameras come with an insert that goes around the take-up spool to prevent fat rolls, for example. The shutter is a flat disk that one turns about 45 degrees anti-clockwise, and there is your pinhole — in the case of the Oskar 6×9 it has an aperture of f/165. The Oskar is easy to load, easy to secure, light in weight and able to take a few knocks. It has hardly left my side since last January.

I shot these five images with a roll of Lomography Color Negative 100 film rated at 80 ISO. It is a film I use a lot because it is about the cheapest fresh color film one can get in the USA. The one serious shortcoming with it is that it seems to come too tightly-wound from factory, so it tends to “unfurl” as you load it into any camera — which means you can have a fat roll even before you start. I did get some slight leaks in this roll, due to a bit of unfurling happening as I loaded the roll into the camera. Luckily, it was not serious enough to ruin the whole roll.

I was on the airport shuttle back to Whidbey Island early on a Sunday morning. The shuttle got to the Mukilteo ferry dock with time before we had to board. There was a storm circling this area of the Puget Sound. I loaded the TerraPin, put it on a Gorillapod and shot the entire roll in 10 minutes.

The first image, of the Lighthouse Keeper’s House next to the dock, was a 1.6 second exposure. The rest of the images were 2.2 second exposures, as measured by the Pinhole Assist app — my hand might have taken a tad longer than that! The Great Blue Heron allowed me two shots at these speeds and never moved.

~ Lorraine

 

 

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Lorraine Healy

Lorraine Healy, is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder”, an eBook manual on the Holga camera. A native of Argentina and long-time US resident, she is an avid traveler still willing to haul insane amounts of film wherever she goes. Her website is www.lorrainehealy.com, and her Holga book is available at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Tricks-Plastic-Wonder-Lorraine-Healy-ebook/dp/B00TUKI508

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  1. Lorraine Healy

    Jack!

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    • Lorraine Healy

      Thank you, Todd! No idea that EM was going to publish it today!

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  2. Thank you for sharing, I LOVE these shots so much. I am a local myself, and this is one of my favorite places to shoot. The three shots with the water are breathtaking and I love that the Blue Heron stood still long enough for you to capture him so well.

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    • Lorraine Healy

      Thank you, SD! The GBH was extremely cooperative, I was very very fortunate that day. You know how it can be….

      Reply

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