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From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,841) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 14, 2012 2:31:43 PM CDT

I'm starting to get excited because I have less than a week to go before my 3-month exposure is done! I'm so curious what it's gonna look like!!!

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From faustbos/James Michael (1,335) Send mail to this user on March 14, 2012 5:00:53 PM CDT

Can you elaborate? What are you doing, sounds tres cool. I hope you post it!

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From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,841) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 12:34:22 AM CDT

It's a 3 month exposure using a pinhole camera that my husband made for me. Inside the camera is a piece of photographic paper. It's called solargraphy.

The movement of the sun gets recorded on the paper. At the end of the exposure time, you scan the photo in a very dark room and then save the negative image. Then, using your photo editing software, you convert it to a positive image, and you can crop, adjust levels, etc.

To learn more about solargraphy, click here.

You can find more information here.

To see some very long exposures using this method, Click here and here.

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From faustbos/James Michael (1,335) Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 6:31:33 AM CDT

Sounds brilliant!, will check it out. I would have no patience for this though :-) I am Tennessee tuxedo rushing out of Phinius J Wooppies office if the reference has any meaning :-) hehe

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From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,841) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 12:18:04 PM CDT

LOL...yep...understand your references. :)

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From oevt/Oscar (35,293) Send mail to this user on March 21, 2012 11:15:34 AM CDT

Really nice.....congrats....O

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From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,841) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 21, 2012 12:47:33 PM CDT

Thanks, Oscar. :)

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From stmv/Sebastian (60,565) Send mail to this user on March 14, 2012 9:01:39 PM CDT

yes,,, too much of a tease,,, what do you mean by 3 month exposure,

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From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,841) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 12:35:59 AM CDT

LOL...see my reply to faustbos/James Michael (above yours) to get more info. :)

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From dogothunder/Tim (6,805) Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 12:33:45 AM CDT

Is this a Solargraphy project? I'd love to see the results.

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From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,841) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 12:36:20 AM CDT

yep...sure is, Tim. I can't wait to see the results myself! :)

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From loiswakeman/Lois (17,237) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 4:07:09 AM CDT

Eeek eeek! I look forward to seeing the result here.

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From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,841) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 12:00:04 PM CDT

:) I'll be sure to post it. If I don't upload it for critique, I'll post it on Flickr. :)

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From wdeon/Wayne (8,911) Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 5:13:09 AM CDT

I am planning to make one from a tall beer can, hopefully before the 21st of this month. The film cannister type seems too small to me. Hope to get my local volcano if I can find a good place to safely tie it for 3 months.

Hope your photo turns out. What does your camera look like?

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From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,841) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 11:55:27 AM CDT

Hi Wayne, Have fun making your pinhole camera! I think the film canister types are too small too. You can see the camera my husband made me if you click here.

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From jkjond/John (8,560) Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 5:22:23 AM CDT

Good for you - its one of those things I keep telling myself I'll do, but so far haven't done a thing about it. No excuses, its a lot more accessible than getting a helium balloon and sending a compact camera to the edge of space... one of the other things on the list.

My wife will be happy if I simply paint the house windows, but that's in about position 83 on my list of things to do before I die.

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From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,841) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 11:56:28 AM CDT

haha, John! Well, I hope you will try it one of these days! :)

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From jroessler/John (15,836) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 7:06:40 AM CDT

I'm looking forward to seeing your post of the photo. I hope nothing goes awry.

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From istanbullu811/Istanbullu (6,438) Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 9:15:59 AM CDT

i cant wait to see your project.....thanks for the links...sounds it will be such a great experience for us as well as you...good luck

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From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,841) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 11:59:14 AM CDT

Thanks, Istanbullu. :)

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From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,841) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 11:58:56 AM CDT

Thanks, John. :)

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From farradhim/Jacline (43,819) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 12:26:36 PM CDT

This sounds really exciting, I would say, I hope I will see the results, as I am not steady on the website lately....

could you please post me a reminder?

lepou@cgocable.ca

thank you Sheila

hugs

Jacline

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From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,841) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 12:50:20 PM CDT

hi Jacline, I need to remind myself to remind you. LOL! :) Hope you're enjoying some good weather your way and doin' okay. *hugs* sheila

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From farradhim/Jacline (43,819) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 1:03:50 PM CDT

LOL! Sheila :) I have reminders posted all over my house....seems my memory is affected by age!

it would not be good for sun photos here, it is gloomy and rainy and foggy, to tell the thruth, it is kind of scary to get this warm weather this time of year, some parts of the world got snow when they are not supposed to, we got too much rain all winter, not even half the "normal" expected snow....and now the weather is so warm , even at nightime, that the maple sirrup production is not good, the maple will not produce enough sap....

Nature is kind of taking its revenge, I guess....

hugs

Jacline

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From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,841) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 15, 2012 11:01:20 PM CDT

I totally understand about the reminders, and yes...memory sure does make us forget things! My problem is remembering to look at the notes I write myself. LOL! :)

Winter here is not typically good for sun photos either; however, I this winter has been very unusual for us too. We've had a good deal of sun, barely any snow, no ice, and lots of warm weather. We've been having extremely warm weather too. I guess the weather is crazy all over the world. *hugs* sheila

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