Summer Pinhole

FINAL hackensack_bridge
Although it is well into June, here in northern NJ it seems as if the summer weather has only just arrived: there hasn’t been much sun for pinhole photography around here! The top picture is my first try in a long time, taken on an old movable bridge across the Hackensack River. (The bridge, and the expensive rehabilitation thereof, were controversial.) I seem to be having some sort of problem with my paper prints: when I squeegee them, it appears that I am damaging the surface somehow. This never happened before.

The sound of “squeegee” can’t help but bring to mind that rascally photographer, Weegee.  I had him in mind when I did this picture.  I call this one “Pinhole Weegee,” and it happened in my backyard.

FINAL pinholeweegee

After visiting the Alhambra in Andalusia a few weeks ago, I felt that for my summer snoozes on the back patio, I must have the soothing sound of sprinkling water about,  so I purchased this low-market ceramic birdbath and fitted it out with a solar powered fountain.  So far, it works, mostly.  I call this one “Bird and Bath.”

FINAL bird and bath

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3 Responses to Summer Pinhole

  1. Anonymous says:

    I can’t begin to imagine how long your exposures need to be, using paper negatives in a pinhole camera! Yikes, you have great patience. My 100 year old 4×5 camera at least has an f/8 lens wide open, and that requires 20 to 30 second exposures for paper negatives.

  2. Ken Spencer says:

    Sorry, I hit the wrong key and lost what I was doing. Thanks for your comments on my blog!

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