This pinhole photo of the Library of Congress came from my the second roll of film I’ve shot with my Holga 120WPC pinhole camera. Now that I’ve shot a couple rolls of film with this camera, I’ve gotten down a technique to get decent photos with it. I’ll have to write up a more in-depth review / guide to this camera later. But for now, enjoy this shot of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress.
I shot this photo on a fairly overcast day whilst wandering around the district. I had finished up photographing the Washington Court Hotel for a freelance gig and decided to walk down to Capitol Hill for a few shots with my pinhole camera. I first took a couple of frames in front of the Supreme Court building, and then walked down the block to take this photograph.
Unfortunately I took two shots with my
lens pinhole cap still on. Normally that wouldn’t be too much of an issue, but with this camera, a roll of 120 film only produces 6 frames. Thus, I ate up a third of my roll with the cap on.
The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress was built between 1890 and 1897 and was designed by John Smithmeyer and Paul Pelz.