Monday, September 14, 2009

Monochrome Maniacs: Niles Daily Sun

Building formerly housing the Niles (Michigan) Daily Sun newspaper, published from 1890 till it merged with the Niles Daily Star in 1919.

This photo was obtained with a Holga 120CFN camera. The camera comes with a plastic mask which serves two purposes--producing a 6X6 cm image with (relatively) sharp borders, and holding the AA batteries for the flash in place. I was experimenting with leaving the mask out and taping the batteries in place. I learned a third function of the mask is protecting the film from reflections off the batteries and their metal contacts in the camera. Neglecting to cover the bright shiny battery contacts with tape resulted in the extreme exposures at the corners of the image. This seems appropriate for a picture of the Daily Sun.


kden said...

I can't pretend to know what you're talking about as far as your technique for the shot, but I love it!

Anonymous said...

There is now a special site for Holga:
with some great stuff on it.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I like this find. It looks like brick too -interesting and a neat share-