The first of many landscapes..Posted: August 3, 2011
I took the camera up to the common early this evening to see where I needed to position the focussing screen for landscapes. I had the ideal location in mind – sweeping views across the Exe Estuary, the sun setting in the west, good, flat ground. I drove up (don’t worry, we’re not becoming the Pinhole Petrolheads – the trailer hasn’t arrived yet!) and got out to find it really pretty windy! We had a go at installing the camera, but the winds were too strong and I had not bought the guy ropes. Lesson learnt, I found another spot where the view sadly wasn’t as impressive, but it was nicely sheltered for me to do my experiment. We set up.
Once up, we climbed inside, set the lens up and saw the first projection of a landscape shine through..first just a detail..
Really pleased. I didn’t take the tripod for the camera I was taking these of, sadly, s0 these photographs are themselves a little dark, but the definition on the screen was superb and there are a few things I would like to try to improve it even more. Replacing the screen with a less translucent will reflect more light back, giving a brighter image, and I have also nearly finished some drapes to go inside the camera that will minimise reflections within the camera that bit more. It’s all coming together!