This past weekend was World Pinhole Day, a holiday I have enjoyed shooting many times before, and this year was no exception.
I had some friends come into town, so on Pinhole’s Day Eve we headed down town to go on a night time photowalk and I setup a tripod with my Diana Multi Pinhole and a roll of 100 speed Kodak Ektar. I decided to try and shoot the lights of downtown right as a storm was going in, there was all this amazing lighting on this 32 minute exposure.
Coincidentally, there was a parade as part of Fiesta going on just a few blocks away, then the thunder and lightning struck. It started pouring, everyone panicked and left the parade. I had just enough time to get to shelter and setup the tripod for a new photograph, the one you see above.
Unfortunately in my panic to get out of the rain, I failed to notice that my pinhole had switched to multiple apertures.
This is 32 minutes of rain, lightning and people stuck in traffic as they try to leave downtown San Antonio. On 3 apertures.
I love this photograph even though it is an accident. I love the motion from the traffic lights as people try to get away. I also really enjoy the look of the sky in this shot.
I will need to take my pinhole out at night more often.