Paddle Boarding with my Zero Image 4x5 Pinhole camera





So after doing this last year with my ONDU Pinhole camera, I wanted to try it again, this time with my Zero Image 4x5 pinhole camera.



I headed to a local river as it was a bit windy and seemed to risky to be out on the sea with all my gear on a windy evening, also on a plus side, the hills either side of the river broke up the horizon nicely.
I had my Zero Image Pinhole camera, 3 film holders with 6 sheets of Ilford Delta 100 4x5.
My dog (Bugzy) also came along for the ride.


When I first got onto the river, I took a light meter reading using a Lightmeter App and with my Zero Image exposure calculator I worked out my exposures to be 4 seconds, taking into account the reciprocity failure of Ilford Delta 100 I had a total exposure time of  around 9 seconds.

When the Tripod was setup, I attached it to the centre handle of my RedPaddle Co 11 Sport with a small bungee cord to keep it stable, and attached my Zero Image Pinhole Camera to the top with a cable release.

Bugzy happily sat up front for the 1st exposure before he headed to the back of the board.
I managed a total of 4 exposures on the water and finished the final 2 on land.

I headed back home after this and developed the film that evening using Ilford Ilfosol Black and White Film Developer.

Scanned with an Epson V600




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Final Photos


This photo is my favourite, with Bugzy sitting up front 






The Failed Few

Unsure of what happed to these 3 images.
I can only presume as these were all shot one after another, that when I changed the film holder around I must of knocked the "Pinhole wheel" inside the camera. The Zero Image 4x5 has a wheel with 3 different sized pinhole and zone plates.
A mistake to learn from.








 Despite the Failed 3 images Im really pleased with the results, will head back out again for more.














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