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I'm feeling the need to do something creative whilst somewhat confined (less so than the UK, but still fairly thoroughly compared with our normal), and now mostly working from home. I've just loaded up the Holga WPC with Pan F+ (a new to me film! Any pointers..?) With the 6 shots I'll get, I'm intending on shooting:
Me and the missus on the sofa
Evening pass-time - Mrs SP has a 1500 piece jigsaw, which is going very slowly... Sure I can persuade her to sit for a motion blurred portrait!
The home office as it is now
The home office with the improvements that are winging their way to me
The car - not going anywhere...
Another wider view of the front room, and us in it...

I was intending on getting the sofa shot tonight, until I metered it at 5 seconds at f2.8, resulting in a five hour exposure at f133 with reciprocity... I might have picked the wrong film for this project... Wish me luck - I may be repeating with HP5+!
 
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Shot the roll as planned, then had a catastrophic failure on loading the roll on to the spiral... I got the film sweats hard enough to partly dissolve the halation layer resulting in the film sticking to itself :mad: One spoilt roll of film later, reloaded with HP5+ and trying again.

First complete fail on getting a roll of film on to a spiral - massively frustrating!
 
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It's always really annoying when you spend a long time on photos then screw up the developing. I'm sure there are digital shooters looking at me going "why put yourself through that?" when I do it.
Good luck with that 2nd roll. Looking forward to seeing your results!
 
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Almost more irritatingly, the HP5+ went on the spiral without the merest hint of a catch! No idea what happened to the Pan F+!
 
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Wear disposable gloves when putting film on reels. Sticky film is a nightmare.

Guess whatever film you have loaded could always be pushed a couple of stops to make exposure times a little more manageable?
 
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Success on my second roll of film. Fourth roll of film through this camera (Holga WPC) and first I'm happy with. Massive light leaks on the first two (fixed with copious amounts of tape!) and the third was mostly spoiled by my lack of ability to get it on to the reel.

I might carry on this project for as long as this shut down lasts - Nevada is now on a stay at home order so we've joined the same boat as the UK, albeit we're not limited to only one exercise session per day. I don't think there's any rush as I can't see this sending any time soon unfortunately.

#1 - jigsaw to pass the time



Jigsaw by Alex Morrison, on Flickr

#2 - too much time in front of the TV



TV by Alex Morrison, on Flickr

#3 - broken up by a few board games



Board games by Alex Morrison, on Flickr

#4 - whilst going absolutely nowhere...



Car - locked away by Alex Morrison, on Flickr

#5 - working from the newly created home office



Home office by Alex Morrison, on Flickr

#6 - but always time for a barbecue!



BBQ by Alex Morrison, on Flickr
 
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Love it, thank you for this thread, it’s been good to spend a bit of time here, and get lost in thought, away from Social distancing!
 
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Brilliant. Really good to see your intentions and then the fact that you went out and did it.

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Love it, thank you for this thread, it’s been good to spend a bit of time here, and get lost in thought, away from Social distancing!
Good stuff, I love "too much time in front of the TV" and the Jigsaw shot, ideal for the times
Thank you all for the kind comments. I really enjoyed the process of these shots, but the execution left something to be desired for me. I had a roll of Fujifilm Acros in the fridge, which was crying out to be used in this project - so it was loaded, and I processed the shots yesterday / scanned them this morning.

I want to re-take the jigsaw image (you have all be kind enough to ignore the "deliberate" double exposure after I forgot to wind the film on...), and I wasn't quite happy with the office shot. The sofa shot definitely has potential - but I thought a longer exposure might show a slightly different view, and I want to get a shot of us doing yoga (aka turning the phone notifications off and de-stressing for 30 mins!) And of course this project would not be complete without a shot of some hands being washed!

The slower film (I rated it at 80 and developed in Ilfotec HC) worked well for the office and sofa shots where I/we were relatively stationary other than fidgeting. Didn't work for the yoga, and my shutter isn't opening properly for vertical shots with the shutter uppermost... I will re-adjust for the next roll! Kind of worked for the handwashing, but I will also try a faster film / shorter exposure to see how it compares.

There may be a zine coming out of this - I'm really enjoying the thinking through and process of this project! It is definitely good for thinking about stuff other than work!

Office 1 - truncated vertical panorama, and badly overexposed

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20200407-Isolation_Pinhole_Roll_2 (9 of 9) by https://www.flickr.com/photos/8250521@N02/]Alex Morrison[/url], on Flickr

Office 2 - horiz pano, and better exposure

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20200407-Isolation_Pinhole_Roll_2 (5 of 9)-Pano by https://www.flickr.com/photos/8250521@N02/]Alex Morrison[/url], on Flickr

Handwash

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20200407-Isolation_Pinhole_Roll_2 (7 of 9)-Pano by https://www.flickr.com/photos/8250521@N02/]Alex Morrison[/url], on Flickr

Sofa time...

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20200407-Isolation_Pinhole_Roll_2 (1 of 9)-Pano by https://www.flickr.com/photos/8250521@N02/]Alex Morrison[/url], on Flickr
 
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So we are not rotating the organiser role then :D
Absolutely no need to fix something that 'aint broke in my mind :)
 
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