Enchanted Forest through a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Camera

This past Saturday, my friend Elaine and I attended the 60th Birthday Celebration of Enchanted Forest at Clark's Elioak Farm in Howard County, Maryland. The farm is geared toward young children with activities such as a petting zoo, pony rides, and hay rides. I was only mildly disappointed that I was over the weight limit to ride the ponies, but the goats in the petting zoo were amusing and just way too cute. The main reason I was there was to see the restored nursery rhyme structures from the long closed Enchanted Forest Theme Park. I have a too distant but fond memory of going to the Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City on my very first field trip in elementary school way back in first grade. I have vague memories of that trip with the more vivid ones being of the giant slide on an island and my visit to the souvenir shop to buy a giant pair of Enchanted Forest sunglasses. My friend and I enjoyed looking at the brightly painted structures throughout the farm, but it was really hot outside! I brought along my Pentax Q10 mirrorless camera and my modified Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash box camera with a flipped lens. The modification is done by removing the film carrier inside the camera and popping out the lens and putting it in backwards. This creates photos that have blurred edges with a sharp center with a somewhat dreamy effect. I thought this would be perfect for the brightly colored nursery rhyme characters and buildings that have been restored. I developed the photos with the Unicolor C-41 kit from the Film Photography Project Store and the resulting images are above.