Another experiment on FED-5

We are not known to the wonders of pinhole photography and we like to take on to new adventures with it.

Last time, we acquired a Soviet camera adapted as a pinhole, of which you can read here.

This time, we have experimented with a Fuji Superia film of 200 ISO and brought the FED-5 with us around Prague (alas, without a tripod).

At first we were skeptical about the results of this film, as the grain and shakiness of it put us off a bit.

But then, as the time passed, we appreciated some quality of pin-hole photos shot on film, such as, the loss of perspective, the diffuse contours, the softening on the sides.

We discovered some new streets of Prague, at that time, coated in auburn and gold. The golden hour reflected on its walls and rooftops, the season change on the leaves. Prague showed us its most romantic face!

As usual on pin-hole, our sense of space is deviated, our vision is blurred as we were underwater. The features of the urban elements are none other than sketches.

Diverging lines merge into a point that cannot be traced on paper.

Nature flourishes flat against buildings and one-dimensional busses.

Alleys enclose hollow passages, closes open up to big squares. Everything is inverted and magical and we are hooked up again in this game of light and shadow that is the most primal one.

Have you tried using film while on a pinhole camera?

How was your experience?