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Solargraphs

Last night I made a solargraph camera. It's basically just a pinhole camera that you leave for six months. I will find out on July 4th if it has worked.

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Ooh, that looks cool. Where have you set yours up?

Wouldn't the light in the scanner cause the negative to develop, though?

Mine is currently on a windowsill. Not sure that's the best place for it, but was worried about putting it in a communal garden or in a random park. I have stuck eyes on it, so that it looks less like a dodgy device/bomb, and more like it was made by a child.

I think the light in the scanner is supposed to cause it to develop?

Heh, when out geocaching I see plenty of suspicious looking boxes hidden all over the place. Never seen one with googly eyes though... there's an idea for one!

Hmm, I think I was forgetting what 'develop' actually means in photographic terms, basically setting the negative in place so it can't be damaged by further exposure. I think I meant to ask why the scanner didn't cause the negative to get overexposed before it was developed...

If you saw someone else's solargraph, would you:

(a) Leave it alone;
(b) Place a useful 'Do not touch' notice on it;
(c) Place a realistic model of a flying saucer or the starship Enterprise in the field of view;
(d) Take careful measurements and place a photorealistic cardboard cutout of a long-demolished landmark in the field of view;
(e) Take careful measurements and place a Teletubby doll in the field of view, so that it appears to be forty metres tall and ravaging the landscape, Godzilla-style?

...Or something even stranger?

That sounds like a clandestine stop-motion project waiting to happen...

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1109339--year-long-exposure-of-toronto-skyline-produces-dreamy-image saw this a couple of days ago, I think it's the best one I've seen.

I wonder if anyone has tried stop and fix on the paper to try and retain the image?

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