My aim wasn’t any better here than in my first solargraphy result: 31 soft-focus passes of the setting sun (minus a few cloudy days) are visible, but far to the right side of this image.
This picture was taken on a 4×10-inch half-sheet of Ilford Multigrade FB semi-matt photo paper curled inside of a 1-quart metal paint can with a 1/16th-inch “pinhole” for a lens. The can was mounted on the Harden Flat Road bridge over the South Fork Tuolumne River at Berkeley Tuolumne Camp for the month of June, 2011. The unprocessed paper negative was scanned into Photoshop, inverted to make it positive, and adjusted to increase the contrast and to normalize the color somewhat.
Here’s what the make-shift pinhole camera looked like, mounted on the bridge:
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