I had a busy weekend. 18 sheets of 4x5 through the pinhole camera. It was all I could do to develop them, 8 last night from yesterday's shoot and 10 tonight from today's shoot. Today's shoot I went to one of my favorite places to "farm" photos, an Oak preserve/park. First time with pinhole there. It was like rediscovering the place fresh, for the first time. How would I compose each shot.. everything had to be rethought from shooting my RB67. So the sun was high, it was poking through the canopy in many places, and I made a real point to keep the direct rays from hitting the pinhole dead on. That meant recomposing after I composed sometimes, 3 or 4 times. But I slipped up on one. There in the darkroom, not 5 minutes ago I finished fixing that sheet.. and wow, this is quite unique looking. You can clearly see a pitch black spot (the sun) and then emanating from that point in like a hemispherical manner are rays. It's like rays and swirls.. and the outermost part of it is roughly circular or ovalish. Swirly all over. So much of this interferes with the composition I can't tell what it was I was shooting. I'll be really looking forward to print this one up to see what it looks like. Maybe it will be a throwaway, but maybe it will be one of those keepers that is hard to duplicate again. Anyway, we'll get to that bridge tomorrow night or the next or later on this week, but for the moment I'm real curious what it is I've experienced. Has anyone had this happen before? What is this strange effect I'm noticing? If there was a lens on this camera then it wouldn't be making that much of an impact. There'd be refractions and reflections and then that iris effect thingy that causes several disks repeating down a linear fashion but not on the entire negative. What I have is the entire negative affected.