Solargraphy Project: 18 Weeks at Lee Vining

Last June, when I was in Lee Vining (Mono County, CA) on the way to the White Mountains, I installed a couple of my home-made, metal-can pinhole cameras on fence posts out in the sagebrush overlooking town. The plan was to have them watch and record the sun rising in the east for a few months. I returned 18 weeks later, in early October, retrieved the cans, and scanned the faint images on the photographic paper taped inside. Here is what they saw:



P.S.: I’ll have another of these solargraphs in the juried exhibit “Twelve: Natural Magic” at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento, CA, from December 11, 2013 through January 4, 2014. Come to the Gallery to see many more cool images!


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About Tim Messick

Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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2 Responses to Solargraphy Project: 18 Weeks at Lee Vining

  1. Good work, Tim; great solargraphs!

  2. drawandshoot says:

    These are great! Love the sweeping rays in the first one.

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