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1  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Extreme Photography on: March 26, 2011, 10:36:32 pm
Photography’s Longest Exposure

Six months. This dream-like picture shows each phase of the sun over Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge taken during half a year. The image was captured on a pin-hole camera made from an empty soda can with a 0.25mm aperture and a single sheet of photographic paper. Photographer Justin Quinnell strapped the camera to a telephone pole overlooking the Gorge, where it was left between December 19, 2007 and June 21, 2008—the Winter and Summer solstices. (That’s a 15,552,000 second exposure.) ‘Solargraph’ shows six months of the sun’s luminescent trails and its subtle change of course caused by the earth’s movement in orbit. The lowest arc being the first day of exposure on the Winter solstice, while the top curves were captured mid-Summer. (Dotted lines of light are the result of overcast days when the sun struggled to penetrate the cloud.) Quinnell, a renowned pin-hole camera artist, says the photograph took on a personal resonance after his father passed away on April 13—halfway through the exposure. He says the picture allows him to pinpoint the exact location of the sun in the sky at the moment of his father passing.

2  General Category / Photography / Re: Sunset and sunspot on: March 26, 2011, 07:56:04 pm
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3  General Category / Photography / Re: Sunset and sunspot on: March 26, 2011, 07:27:49 pm
Thanks


Stopped on way home from work for a few shots of the heather burning...









4  General Category / Photography / Sunset and sunspot on: March 25, 2011, 07:40:53 pm


and a bush fire taken about 1/2 mile from scene.

5  General Category / Photography / Re: Complete Randomness! on: March 24, 2011, 09:30:23 pm
what a class selection of shots man. The one from the coast turned out great and love the fisher man one!
6  General Category / Weather & Atmospherics / Re: Mammatus, Nightscapes & Snow on: March 14, 2011, 09:41:25 pm
Great set of shots man!!
7  General Category / Photography / Good bye snow on: March 14, 2011, 09:31:28 pm
Well im off to australia traveling again in 3 weeks so I thought I really must make use of the last bit of snow today. Martin and myself went to sleeve gallion and were shocked at how deep the snow patches were!! Over a foot of snow in places so Id say there was some layer a few days ago when the snow was at its best. Anyways a fun days shooting to say the least.







8  General Category / Photography / Re: RNAS Culdrose on: March 14, 2011, 09:28:56 pm
Another great set John! You have caught great detail in the planes and I love the last one. Id say the sound was great  Cool
9  General Category / Photography / Re: Wild Seals on: March 14, 2011, 09:27:43 pm
Thats some scene John! I would love to get a photo opp so close to them!
10  General Category / Astronomy & Space / March 10th Aurora on: March 11, 2011, 12:29:06 am


 very bad camera shake in this shot
11  General Category / Photography / Re: Angel of the North on: March 10, 2011, 06:44:52 pm
love that first shot, veryy nice  Cool
12  General Category / Photography / Re: Rally on: March 05, 2011, 06:37:25 pm
Yea it was just a local on. I love the glass exploding man wish I was on a better angle and thanks for that lens its class!
13  General Category / Photography / Rally on: March 05, 2011, 04:59:57 pm
Wasnt a bad day, though alot of fwd's 'crusing' about so not a [TEXT SPEAK] pile on offer to shoot but heres some randoms picked from the selection. Also the 205 which I seen going off the road, grabbed a shot on 3 weeks then another as it bounced of the bail, you can see the glass flying through the air from the window.
































14  General Category / Photography / Re: A mixed bag on: March 04, 2011, 11:45:57 am
 Grin

Im a full time Phtographer  Wink

15  General Category / Photography / Re: Sunset With 1164 & 1166 on: March 03, 2011, 07:25:50 pm
Great shots man  Cool
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