Summer Pinhole

June 14, 2018

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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Pontus Maximus

November 5, 2011

Quite a sight: an unexpected pleasure during my foray to rural Pennsylvania.  Brings to mind the Pont du Gard and NYC’s High Bridge Aqueduct.

So they say…

Pontifex Maxiumus, the Latin title of the Pope, means supreme bridge maker.