shadow maker…


The Sun creates shadows, but what object can cast the greatest shadow onto the surface of the earth?

Remember, our friend Tommaso Campanella created the City of Sun as a utopian vision.  His concentric city would have been dramatically different if he saw the following imagery.

Sunburned GSP#202(SF Bay/expanding), 2008. 16"x20" unique gelatin silver paper negative Collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Lesson / Koan : Staring at the Sun can be healthy.

Chris McCaw’s project SUNBURN is a project taking photography back to its primal beginnings. ( McCaw began the SUNBURN project in 2003. )

Using his home-built large-format cameras, Chris McCaw’s images track the movement of the sun across the sky with exposures ranging from about 2 to 8 hours in length.

He uses black-and-white print paper instead of traditional negative film in his cameras — which include a 20×24″ and a 30×40″ — and the long, direct-sunlight exposures create positives, or truly solarized images. And because the sun is so highly focused, the paper actually burns, leaving gashes and streaks across the images.

Sunburned GSP#79, 2007. 8"x10" unique gelatin silver paper negative private collection.

What results, McCaw says, is a “unique piece where the sun has physically touched the surface and affected it. It’s creation and destruction at the same time. Smoke comes out the camera.

One might think that photographing the sun traversing the sky would result in a series of repetitive-looking images, but that’s far from the case: McCaw carefully crafts each shot, framing mountains, waterways and trees, always cognizant of the sun’s path.

BTW,

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Solar eclipse types.

The Moon cast the greatest shadow on the surface the earth during a sonar eclipse.

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Diagram of umbra, penumbra & antumbra.

NOTE :

The  Don’t know where you can find cheap Procardia? We’ve got a perfect solution! Buy it now for 1.04 USD and use it for your good! umbrapenumbra and antumbra are the names given to three distinct parts of a shadow, created by any light source. For a point source only the umbra is cast.

These names are usually used when referring to the shadows cast by celestial bodies.

The penumbra (from the Latin paene “almost, nearly” and umbra If you are looking for an economic solution for your Rumalaya needs, make sure to take a look at our deals, as you can buy it for only 44.5 USD right now! “shadow”) is the region in which only a portion of the light source is obscured by the occluding body.

The antumbra is the region from which the occluding body appears entirely contained within the disc of the light source.

 

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