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Home made pinhole camera filled with paper and left out for about 10-12 weeks.

Taped to my attic window. After a few weeks it had come half unstuck and was then facing slightly up, after 10 weeks, it had fallen down completely and I opened it. Not much to see, just streaks indicating the passing of the sun.

Photographer:
stratski
Uploaded:
2012-04-20
Tags:
10 weeks long exposure low-res paper pinhole solargraph sun
Camera:
pinhole camera
Film:
Ilford Multigrade IV RC paper
City:
Amersfoort
Country:
Netherlands
Albums:
solargraphy

2 Comments

  1. julia-b
    julia-b ·

    These are amazing! When you say it's filled with paper, is it just "normal" paper? Or some specific kind of paper for this?

  2. stratski
    stratski ·

    @julia-b: It's photographic paper. It's actually ment to make black and white prints (in a darkroom, not in a printer), but it you expose it for a long time (weeks or months), the picture shows up without any chemical at all. There's loads of tutorials around, if you're interested, like this one: www.instructables.com/id/Solargraphy/
    It's pretty easy to make and fun to try. Here's a picture of one of my pinhole camera's in long term action:
    [photo:15562838]