Monday, January 5, 2009

Britain's Landmark taken with with one of the Longest-Ever Exposures

Now this is really cool and creative, and a great story from the Telegraph
This Photograph called a "Solargraph" shows a six month exposure through a pinhole camera made of an empty drink can with a 0.25 aperture. It shows each phase of the sun over Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge. Photographer Justin Quinnell strapped the camera to a telephone pole and made the exposure from December 19, 2007 to June 21, 2008, the winter and summer solstices. The dotted parts of the arc are overcast days when the sun could not penetrate the clouds. Justin's father passed away halfway through the exposure and the photograph allows him to pinpoint the exact location of the sun at the moment his father passed.
Also see a slideshow of some of Justine Quinnell's work Here from NewScientist.

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