In today’s world, an odd object
can bring out the bomb squad.
In Broomfield, Colorado, residents called police to report two suspicious looking items in public places.
The Adams County Hazardous Device Unit examined the devices attached to a fence and a park bench and discovered they were pinhole cameras a man and his daughter had placed as part of a photography project.
Pinhole cameras use long exposures on photographic paper to capture the current environment.
The man apologized and was told that next time he should attach a large sign explaining his project, along with his contact information.
The photo above is not the object that was discovered – it’s of a pinhole camera made from a vintage book. Finding that object would likely have brought out the police, the bomb squad, and local librarians.
Broomfield man apologizes for suspicious looking photo projects, Daily Camera>>
Vintage Books as Pinhole Cameras, Blurb Blog>>