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365 Day Pinhole Exposure of the Toronto Skyline

A Toronto photographer decided to make a 365-day exposure of the Toronto Skyline. Impressed with the idea? Read on to find out more!

Photo via The Star

Toronto-based photographer Michael Chrisman decided to mount his pinhole camera with über-sensitive photo paper onto the docks overlooking the Toronto skyline, for a stunning duration of 365 days! The “shutter” of his camera was open for 31,536,000 seconds!

Imagine that — most of us have so many failed pinhole experiments with exposures of just 1 day or 1 night even, yet this man made it through a whole year.

Chrisman started his experiment on the 1st of January 2011, knowing fully well how many things could go wrong, starting with overexposing and having a blank image, to the camera simply getting stolen since it was mounted in a public place.

Yet, his experiment succeeded! On the 1st of January 2012, he unmounted his pinhole camera and took out the picture you see above.

This definitely is a source for inspiration and motivation to all of us, don’t you think?

Have fun pinholing in 2012!

Those who want to read the full story can check out the source article here.

written by xxxanderrr

15 comments

  1. stratski

    stratski

    I made a pinhole camera after reading this article earlier. I'll yet you know how it turned out in about six months.

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  2. davekupferberg

    davekupferberg

    awesome dedication.

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  3. jeffr

    jeffr

    amazing!

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  4. kneehigh85

    kneehigh85

    Wow

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  5. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    Wow, I've made two, both about a month long. I don't know if could stand waiting for an entire year!

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  6. gelibee

    gelibee

    Beautiful! :)

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  7. saidseni

    saidseni

    Very nice!

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  8. kylewis

    kylewis

    A beautiful sweep on this one, its always good over water. I did a twenty month exposure in my garden, looking south!
    http://www.flickr.co(…)22955460604

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  9. shoop

    shoop

    Very impressive !
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  10. saidseni

    saidseni

    ...and that's how I decided about my next camera: a Pinhole! :)

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  11. lamp

    lamp

    Wow!!! Beautiful!

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  12. dearjme

    dearjme

    amazingggg

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  13. paulamonteiroh

    paulamonteiroh

    how cool!

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  14. bridgetj

    bridgetj

    This might honestly be the coolest photography thing ever. And of my city. Happiness.

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  15. stratski

    stratski

    Holy shit, it worked! http://www.lomograph(…)os/15885966

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