Westonbirt in black and white

We went for a wander round Westonbirt Arboretum this afternoon, and it just seemed like a monochrome kind of day*. Most of these have been converted using one of the Lightroom presets, but I like the dark, heavy contrasty look. I also took the panoramic pinhole camera and used a roll of Ilford B&W, so very much a B&W day. * Apart from the one I've left in colour!...
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Pinholes at Westonbirt

I spent Saturday afternoon building myself a panoramic pinhole camera that I'd picked up from Photographique in Bristol. It's actually quite impressive - well engineered with good quality joins and all the bits of tape you need included. On Sunday, we met some friends at Westonbirt Arboretum (along with about half of the rest of the population of the south-west) and I gave it a go - along with shooting some Fuji Provia slide film in my dad's Contax G2. Unfortunately I've got to wait 10+ days for that roll to come back. Anyway, here are the photos from the pinhole - and they're really quite good. I shall experiment a bit more! ...
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