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