woods in red [my pinhole cameras series #9]
This is a wonderful forest in my home land, Asturias, in the north of Spain.
I took this photograph with “ladybird”, a Digna camera produced in Spain in the 1950’s by CERTEX. I bought this 6×6 format camera in a flea-market and I transformed it to pinhole by taking apart the drum holding its single lens optics and replacing it by a piece of tincan with a hole where the pinhole was placed. As in the case of my 8banners camera I also glued, in the inside, a grinded filter ring to be able to use different filters for especific porpouses as in this particular case that I used a Kenko YA3 orange filter in combination with Kodak EIR Aerochrome Color infrared film that I developed at home with Tetenal E-6 chemicals.
The name of the camera comes from the magnet that I use as shutter, it takes 120 roll film and with the 6×6 format you get twelve shots per roll. The characteristics of the camera are as follows: pinhole ø= 0.15 mm, the focal length is of 32 mm and that gives an f/213 value.