Pinhole!

Apologies that I’ve played hooky for the past week! It’s time to turn in our thesis and I have the joyous task of editing around 50 pages that talk about infectious diseases. I never want to read about a mosquito ever again. But, on the bright side, I am now fairly knowledgable about a new and major disease (Zika). It’s good to be informed, I guess.

The weather here had taken a turn for the beautiful over the weekend, and everything was flowering! Glorious. Today, it’s dark and gloomy, but on Sunday, the birds were singing, the air was warm, and the sunshine inviting. I have this little mirrorless camera that is tricked out with way more features than I could actually use, master, or care for, but I was interested in some of the cool effects I found, and ended up really liking the “pinhole” effect, which I’m sharing today.

The pinhole camera has been phased out for a while, but I’m personally charmed by its simplicity. Essentially, it’s a light-proof box, no lens, small aperture hole. Wikipedia tells me that it works like a camera obscura, and now I am intrigued, because there’s a giant camera obscura in San Francisco. Can you guess what I’ll be spending the weekend reading up on? Meanwhile, happy spring! I hope these flowers bring you joy.

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On the Esplanade
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Marsh Chapel
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Springtime at Marsh Chapel
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Flowers on Commonwealth Avenue

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