Today’s image was made last year during my One Pinhole A Day project. It is a very long exposure, in which I placed the camera on the book truck and exposed the film while the books piled up on the cart as I weeded them. I think it’s kind of a fun look into one of the more mundane librarian tasks. I liked the image so much that I made a print of it and will hang it in my little “mini show” at the library.

OK, so I couldn’t think of a song to go with this photo. So I did a search for “Songs about libraries” and I found this great list from New York Public Library. Lo and Behold! There is a song about libraries by a band called Camera Obscura!!! I’ve never heard this song, and I don’t know what this band is like but It’s kismet. It’s going on the blog.



Geeky Bits:

Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Film: Kodak Ektachrome, cross processed
Exposure time: 16 minutes



You were bigger, and brighter, and whiter than snow.


I stepped in the car to go to the gym and I caught the tail end of the song, “Pictures Of You” on the radio and my heart skipped a beat because I love this song so much, and i haven’t heard it in ages.

It reminds me of a boyfriend from years and years ago who died in a car accident. I’ve been thinking about him the past few weeks because both his birthday and his death day are this time of year. I can’t recall the exact date for either of those. I think his birthday was around the end of October, and he died the first part of November. I bought the album “Disintegration” around the time of his death and it became the soundtrack of grief and mourning for me. It’s hard to listen to Pictures of You without crying. And I can’t even look the lyrics. I love the song, though, and listen even though it makes me cry.  As my mom has said “The healing is in the tears.”

That brings me to the photo for the week. Admittedly, I did just now  peek at the lyrics and that line “You were bigger, brighter, and whiter than snow” jumped out because this photos is part of my “Pinhole In The Library” series. The photo really has nothing to do with the song, except that they both associated with the word “snow”. But hey, whatever works for blog fodder.


geeky bits:
Terrapin Bijou + Kodak E 100 @ 6 minutes



Today’s image was made with my Zero 45, again, during my Sheet A Day project a few years ago. I was setting up for storytime at our other library up the highway on Mt Hood. The library there has since moved and reinvented itself into a nice new building! And I no longer do storytime there.


For some reason this song feels appropriate. It popped up during my run today and then It popped up again in my Facebook “On This Day” feed for today. So maybe the Universe is trying to tell me something!

Happy Friday, y’all!

How did I get here?

Music, Photography

At the end of November I will be hanging some featured pinholes on our Local Artist Wall at the library so I’ve been going through old pinholes to see what to print. I bring my camera to work a lot so I thought it would be fun to show the photos that I’ve made in the library while at work. I also thought it would be fun to post some of them here on the blog. This particular one was from my Sheet A Day project from a couple of years ago. When I first took it I kind of glossed over it, but now I kind of dig it.

This photo comes with music (which seems to be the case lately) so scroll down for the soundtrack to this post. 🙂


Camera: Zero 45 (25mm)
Film: Arista.edu 100
Exposure time: 7 minutes
See bigger version on Flickr.