Diary of a River: 11 & 12 /28 From Hinckley to Fairfield

Hinckley 76 Day exposure
Hinckley 76 Day exposure

The image above is the last that was taken at Hinckley. Only a glimpse of the sun’s rays is captured in the lower right corner of the shot

Fairfield, 70 Day Solargraph
Fairfield, 70 Day Solargraph.  The wavy lines are because I mounted the camera to a Sumac bush & sumacs are not sturdy like trees. They sway in the wind. This image captured both the sunlight and the wind blowing

I lost the most cameras to vandalism or theft for this project between Skowhegan and Waterville. I jokingly correlated the missing pinhole cameras to the amount of empty Bud Lite bottles found strewn where I had mounted the cameras. In this day of surveillance, I think most people thought they were spy cameras. Even though I wrote all over them that they were pinhole cameras and provided my contact information. Most of the cameras were torn apart and thrown into the bushes. I could at least find them and take them back with me. It made me mad when I saw that the cameras had most likely been thrown into the river. Thanks for adding to the pollution. The one funny case of mistaken identity happened in Waterville. I had set a camera out on the Nickle Bridge. Someone mistook it for a geocache site. They opened the box up, signed their name to the photographic paper, and left behind a shamrock charm.

This is what I got when I opened the pinhole camera in the darkroom. Thanks, whoever you are! I need all the luck I can get!
This is what I got when I opened the pinhole camera in the darkroom. Thanks, whoever you are! I need all the luck I can get!

One thought on “Diary of a River: 11 & 12 /28 From Hinckley to Fairfield

  1. richholschuh says:

    Still in awe about this river project; it’s such a thoughtful way of telling a story of time in place. And I agree, it is troubling to see the degree of thoughtlessness which seems to prevail around us… All the more reason to be considerate and deliberate in our own lives. The beauty never ceases.

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