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cannon beach through a pinhole camera lens

a few weeks ago i visited the cannon beach, along the oreogon coast. i’d done a post of lovely images captured with the fuji 100s, but while i was there i also shot a couple of rolls of film.

using a zero image 2000 with two kinds of film, fuji acros neopan 100 black and white and fuji velvia 100 slide film. remember those? i was both scared and intrigued at what the velvia film would return as the colours are highly saturated and slide film isn’t very forgiving. when working with a pinhole camera, you have to be accurate with your exposures, especially with slide film. black and white film is much more forgiving, so you can flub it a bit and still manage a usable image…

below is a sampling of my fave images from both rolls, i’m really pleased with the results.

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Cannon Beach Oregon

It’s 3:00 PM on a Friday afternoon and I’m heading south on the I-5. Leaving the city of Seattle in my rear view, with the wonders of the Oregon coast ahead.

Long overdue I planned a tiny getaway with a good friend, an opportunity to get out of dodge and explore the coast a bit. Since moving to Seattle, I’ve actually done a few trips along highway 101, which loops you along the coast, at least most of the time. It’s rocky, dramatic and simply stated: Beautiful.

Around 9pm, we were crossing the Astoria-Megler Bridge, which is 4.1 miles long, we saw a beautiful sunset unfold. So we paused, at a marina there, to enjoy the sites and of course take some pictures.

Astoria-Megler Bridge

Astoria-Megler Bridge

We continued on to Seaside, a town about 7 miles from Cannon Beach, to stay the night. Saturday morning came pretty quickly, as I set my alarm for 4 am, with a goal to capture sunrise on the beach. We set out to Cannon Beach by 4:45 am and found the right spot to park and start exploring by 5:15. Surprisingly we were not along. There were several people there, enjoying the sunrise and even digging for clams.

These are a few of my favourite images, these were all taken with a Fuji X100s. I have some iPhone photos as well I shot about 2 rolls of film through my Zero Image Pinhole Camera. Those still need to go to the lab, so look for a follow up post with those soon (if they turn out!). These images were all edited with either Lightroom4 or Lightroom4 + Nik Silver Efex 2.0.

Sea Stacks at Low Tide

Sea Stacks at Low Tide

Low Tide

Low Tide

Sea Stacks at Dawn

Sea Stacks at Dawn

Sea Stack in the Distance

Sea Stack in the Distance

Stacks in the distance.

Stacks in the distance.

Sun peaks + Clam Digger

Sun peaks + Clam Digger