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Working with a pinhole requires a different sense of time. I don't know how long this exposure lasted, but instead I know how far it was. I opened the shutter at Saint George station, and closed it at Pape. (My transit app thinks that takes about ten minutes.) The wooden box that works as a camera was lying on the seat next to me, facing upwards.

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I contend that the "Flexity" streetcars were named after their delivery schedule, while Bombardier would probably claim it's because of the articulated design that has them bending and swaying during this photo. But who are you going to believe, them or me?

The 6x6 Zero Image 2000 is causing some real challenges for me. I dislike the square format out of general principle – they're the devil to try to fit onto a vertical letter-sized page when I'm laying out my critique group's newsletter. But cropping them down to my usual 16:10 seems like a profligate waste of film.

I 'solved' that for this photo by incorporating two adjacent frames. The joint between the frames is hidden where the left bellows is blacked out in shadow. The result looks natural enough to my eye, but the configuration and perspective change is actually impossible and subliminally unsettling. (I'll be putting it to my critique group this week for a second opinion.)

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A rolling exposure out the window: the streetcar started moving during it, and I was advancing the film with the shutter open to stretch the negative. That means that the negative is something like 6x18cm, and the scan is over three hundred megapixels. That might be overkill – it's unlikely to be printed very large – but it is fun to be able to do.

All of these photos, except the first, are on Ilford Ortho 80, which is a masochistic choice for a pinhole but I really like the look of the film. These and the FP4 roll that I used at the Spit, and for the lead photo here, are part of my first-ever attempt at developing my own film at home, and I'm very pleased with the results, and the process was easy.

I used Ilford Perceptol, which is a "pull" developer that gives very fine grain and a reduction in film speed, meaning that it's an even more masochistic thing to do with a pinhole. But it's great with my 35mm Ortho, and is recommended for Fujifilm Acros, which will be my next project. The toy cameras are a lot of fun, and I'm rejuvenated by the results I'm getting – but it's time to break out the heavy gear and shoot something sharp again.

Maybe back on transit, and back to the Spit, next weekend.