National Botanical Gardens of Ireland – Winter

Pin Hole

I really do love the botanic gardens, when I first got my DSLR I must have visited the place every week. I found it to be one of the best places to learn about how to use my camera and this remains the case. Even at the height of the Irish winter it is beautiful and if it is cold and wet you can go into the conservatories where it remains hot and humid throughout the year. It is a popular destination for photographers with plenty to snap from fantastic architecture to unusual plants and squirrels that will steel your hat if you let them.

In that lull between Christmas day and new years eve I took a notion to try and get some pinhole shots of the gardens. It was pretty cold so after a few minutes outside I shivered and dashed to the sub-tropical comfort of the main glass house.  If you ever come to Ireland and want to talk to a lot of strangers just set up a pinhole camera and they will come flooding forwards to to ask about it.


Pin Hole

Pin Hole




Pin Hole


Pin Hole  Pin Hole Pinhole Portrait

Homemade 4×5 Pinhole Camera (Horseman 120 rollback fitted)
Film: Ilford FP4
Dev: Agfa Studional 1+ 50 (11 mins 20c)
Focal Length:50mm
Exposure:****various****I have notes feel free to ask !!

2 thoughts on “National Botanical Gardens of Ireland – Winter

  1. I was wondering how that cactus one would turn out when you posted your photo on Instagram. Really nice! I love that the pinhole camera is a “stranger attractor” as well. I have has many interesting conversations because of my little zero.


  2. They are wonderful! Botanical gardens are great to visit, no matter what season it is. There’s always something to see and to shoot. 🙂


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