Sunday, December 21, 2008

Solstice Solargraphy

Harvest time has come. Even though we are in the middle of winter, my crop is ripe. Six months ago at the Summer Solstice, I put out loads of pinhole cameras. Now today on the Winter solstice, its time to bring them home. These are the initial results and I am really pleased.

This solargraph was taken using a Sharwoods curry can , with the photographic paper wrapped cylindrically around the can. The pinhole was on the cap and laid horizontally about 6ft off the ground. I can't decide which I prefer positive or negative.

This solargraph was taken using a coffee can pinhole camera from Camden Road, Crosshaven facing into Cork Harbour. I probably had it pointing a little far North as there is little evidence of sun tracks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it's a great result
the complexity of the curves are so mathematically difficult as to be abstract to the 'ordinary man in the street'
there is a natural wonder to be in awe of

but...then again

this is exactly what happens if you project the passage of a celestial body onto a curved surface

is the artist experiencing some mid life epiphany of her own?

just goes to show the nuns can't teach science