Playing along with the world
Since 2001, the last Sunday in April has been Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. The idea is that pinhole photographers across the world take a photograph on the day and upload it to a huge online gallery.
For some reason, the weather in London usually tends to be pretty dismal and Sunday, April 29, 2018, was no exception. Grey days generally do not inspire photography outings so I've tended to fall back on tabletop subjects set up by a bay window to get the maximum, albeit pretty flat, daylight.
By chance, I'd been on an outing to Spitalfields Market a few days earlier and picked up a mixed set of football figurines, perfect for long exposure set-ups. I had the subjects, some film and chemicals handy and the time to spare so I joined the worldwide party for 2018.
For the camera, I chose a trusty wooden medium format camera made by Cezary Bartczak which has given me good results on tabletop set-ups in the past. I used black and white Fomopan film which I find is easy to process myself.
Exposure time was calculated by counting "one thousand, two thousand..." up to ten thousand. In theory I was aiming at an exposure time of about ten seconds, although it was probably closer to seven or eight seconds.
Two reasonably good scans emerged and they appear above.
Here's the top picture in the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2018 gallery.