Summer Pinhole

June 14, 2018

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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.

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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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Full image here.


In the Wild

November 10, 2017

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I ventured into the local Teaneck Creek Conservancy for some landscape shots.  They have a labyrinth for contemplation, where I attempted that.  Shot with a coffee can pinhole.

The two images below were taken at other locations in The Creek.  Working in the field with pinhole on paper is difficult:  have to carry around all those loaded boxy cameras; some developed light leaks; reloading must be done in a darkroom bag; and I have not yet gotten the hang of dealing with high-contrast settings.  I also tend to forget that if I want a selfie, I must be close to the camera!

Landscape 1B

 

Pond 1B


Late Halloween Bit

November 2, 2017

Cardinal Hi Res pos

The Bloody Cardinal was caught on camera, in a two-minute exposure, no less, in my backyard.  This was taken with a new camera, a coffee can pinhole on which I fixed a tripod mount.

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At home, and abroad.


Diggin’ the skin I’m in.

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