Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pinhole, Football, Flowers

Yesterday was the first home game of the season, and I planned to take the pinhole camera to the game with me to see how tailgating and parades and the whole spectacle would look through that lens, but it was pouring for most of the pregame yesterday (and for some of the beginning of the game, too), so I took the camera for a walk today instead.

I'm not really impressed with the stadium pictures, and only two came out decent enough for me to even want to share:

pinhole neyland

pinhole infrastructure

The one of the infrastructure is at least sort of interesting, but in my defense it's not really my fault that the front of the stadium is architecturally bland.

I walked around that side of campus for a little while:

pinhole hesler

pinhole estabrook

(Estabrook actually looks better in dark, blurry focus; that building desperately needs renovation) and then went to the gardens:

pinhole water lilly

Overall, I didn't have a really good day with the pinhole. I wasn't careful about exposure times, and a lot of pictures had light leaks and that annoying red glow. Also, I picked a lot of stuff that just wasn't that interesting. On the other hand, I like the regular pictures I took at the gardens:

water lilly

hungry bee

truck, plants

I'm especially intrigued by this one:

red flower

because that flower looks exactly like a red pineapple. I don't know what kind it is, because the plant didn't have a little info tag in front of it like most of them do.

If anyone knows what it is, please tell me? Thanks.

2 comments:

JMBower said...

The second pinhole pic and the third camera pic are my faves

Marcheline said...

Ananas bracteatus: Cultivated, from Maui, Hawaii. Known as Red Pineapple. (plant/fruit)

Links:

http://botany.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/beverly/bt0078.jpg

http://botany.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/imaxxbml.htm