Panorama Of Hamburg - Germany Xii
Photograph - Film Photography
A view of one of the most touristic places in Hamburg. Alster is the second main river in Hamburg, Germany. You can see the old architecture of the city center in the background and along the river people stop to hangout and relax especially in the summer when the river celebrates many nautical festivals where people can visit all kinds of ships and boats.
The photo is a very wide angle image shot with a panoramic (6x17) pinhole analogue camera, with middle format black and white film negative.
Pinhole cameras have no lenses. They are only a box with a tiny hole to let the light (image) in and a film negative inside. I like to say it is truly a pure photography. Photography at its essence.
The long exposure from pinhole photographs give me time to actually look and appreciate the scenario and the moment. Often I observe the location for many minutes before taking my camera from the bag. Then I keep contemplating the scene while the long exposure photograph is in process. It is a very relaxing process.
The film negative was developed by me. It was handcrafted before being digitized, for this reason you may find spots of dust and scratch as you would find in the original hand made optic prints. I consider it part of the rustic work charm.
Black and white pinhole images have a feeling of mysteriousness in it, specially with wide angle images which create an enigmatic and dynamic effect. It definitely is an exotic and unique photo result.
March 24th, 2020
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