Soft-focused Collins Barracks
Last Sunday, to celebrate World Pinhole Day*, I went to Collins Barracks with my DianaF+ that can go pinhole whenever I decide to remove the lens.
Originally an army barracks, the buildings are now home of the National Museum of Decorative Arts and History. The site, built in 1704 on the orders of Queen Anne, remained a barracks for British troops until 1922 when it was taken over by the Irish Army and re-named after Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins.
The central square is a magnificent space surrounded by the large blocks of the barracks. Because I could not shoot hand-holding the camera** and because I didn’t have a tripod with me, I balanced the camera on a table and that’s the reason you see some chairs in the corner.
Then I turned my attention to the inside of the two arcaded colonnades but… cough cough… I placed the camera on a wonky chair and this is the reason the two photos below are so blurred.
Back home I decided to take a self-portrait but I forgot to wind the film so… this is the result!
Film: Lomography B&W 100
Location: Collins Barracks, Dublin
*Follow this link to see which one of the photos above I submitted to the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day web site. What do you think? Do you agree with my choice?
** [Only for those who wonder about which shutter speed I used] I read on the camera’s manual that with ISO 400 film I would have needed 30 seconds in the shade. Because I was using a ISO 100 film and the day was cloudy (and that’s an understatement) I kept the shutter open for 50 seconds on average.