Solargraph

Yesterday I processed my first solargraph. The exposure was made on b&w photographic paper from 5 March – 23 May 2012 using a pinhole camera made from a tin tea caddy (see previous “Solargraphy” blog – published 18 February 2012). The view is from a first floor window at home. The track of the sun has been captured during the 79-day exposure. I scanned the image into a computer, inverted/flipped it and tweaked the levels/brightness/contrast to create the image above. Surprisingly the solargraph is colour despite being made on b&w photographic paper. I will start another exposure but this time tip the tea caddy back a little so the complete arc of the sun will be in the frame.

© Simon Howlett 2012. All rights reserved

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