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.
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.”