The Mummers Day parade is the perfect blend of color and chaos for my impressionistic pinhole style. As I maneuvered through the crowd, the Lady in Red caught my attention. Her bright coat contrasted beautifully against the sea of dark jackets. The resulting image perfectly captured how I felt seeing her.
From a technical level, the key to my style is achieving an exposure time of less than a second with the f/192 pinhole. It requires full sun or pushing film to reach those speeds. Last New Year's Day was a partially cloudy day which complicated shooting as I only packed Ektar 100. I had heard that Ektar could be pushed multiple stops so I chose to try it rather than go home empty handed. The moody color palette is a result of underexposing the Ektar. I think the saturation and contrast (and I could be wrong) was a byproduct of the way I pushed the film (developed at home for 6.10 minutes rather than 3.5 min). I am not sure if I could reproduce the image again even with similar conditions.