Made with the homemade 4 x 5 pinhole camera on Ilford FP4 sheet film.

Exposure was about 8 seconds.

These cut-throat trout “splash” around at the Santa Fe Convention Center plaza.

Here’s a couple of photos of the homebuilt camera.  It took 3 afternoons working on it, and it’s made of scraps from the wood shed- so I think it turned out pretty cool.

I hand drilled the pinhole in brass shim stock.  It works out to f/256.



A new month, and a new pinhole

limonata-pinhole.jpgmy lastest pinhole creation is just a modified Holga with a pinhole drilled in a cut out piece of aluminum from a Limonata can

I like the wide view of this one and the funky rainbow colors near the bottom of the image.

This interior shot was 2 minutes long on Kodak Ektar that I developed myself.


Gallery Opening in Santa Fe September 28

Opening September 28th: Solar

at photo-eye Gallery
Artist Reception on Friday, September 28, 2012, 5:00-7:00pm
Exhibit runs through the end of November
photo-eye Gallery is located at 376-A Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

On Friday, September 28, 2012, photo-eye Gallery will open a group exhibition of sun-related images titled Solar. Included in this exhibit will be recent works by Jamey Stillings from the Ivanpah Solar power plant, historic photographs from the Lick Observatory printed by Linda Connor, recent high definition solar images by Alan Friedman, sunburned photographs by Chris McCaw, sunrise studies by David H. Gibson, solar images by film and video artist Sharon Harper, and a solar pinhole photograph by Becky Ramotowski.

I’ll be there, so stop by and say hello if you are in town!

Click the link below to view the exhibition prints online.

new pinhole, funky foto


I built a pinhole camera over the weekend, with a LOT of help from my husband.

You see, I have no problem working the table saw, or the chop saw or the drill press, but I’m a total fraidy-cat when it comes to the router.  The thing spins so crazy fast that it literally scares me witless!

Anyway, here’s a really funky shot done with the new camera, which I’ll post shots of later.

The photo was shot with a sheet of 4 x 5 black and white film, that I think has been expired for a while.  I can’t read the date on the box, and since the box came from overseas, I can’t read the other writing.  I scanned this as RGB, thus the very funky colour! It kinda looks like the photo has been stepped on or buried in the dirt, but I sort of like it.