Monday, October 24, 2016

Stunning photographs of landmark captured over six-month period

Stunning photographs of landmark captured over six-month period


The spectacular picture shows each phase of the sun over Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge taken over a six month period.

It plots the sun’s daily course as it rises and falls over Brunel’s famous structure, which spans the 702ft (214m) Avon Gorge.

Incredibly, the eerie image was captured on a basic pin-hole camera made from an empty drinks can with a 0.25mm aperture and a single sheet of photographic paper.

Photographer Justin Quinnell strapped the camera to a telephone pole overlooking the Gorge, where it was left between December 19, 2007 and June 21, 2008 – the winter and summer solstices.

His final photograph, called ‘Solargraph’, shows six months of the sun’s luminescent trails and its subtle change of course caused by the earth’s movement in orbit.

The lowest arc shows the first day of exposure on the winter solstice, while the top curves were captured in the middle of summer.

Its dotted lines of light are the result of overcast days when the sun struggled to penetrate the cloud.

Mr Quinnell, a world-renowned pin-hole camera artist, of Falmouth, Cornwall, said the photograph took on a personal resonance after his father passed away on April 13 – halfway through the exposure.

He says the picture allows him to pinpoint the exact location of the sun in the sky at the moment his father passed away.



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  • May I assume whatever form I want in whatever space my spirit wishes to be.
    The Book of Coming Forth by Day,
    translated by Dr. Maulana Karenga

    The ancients knew the connection between man and the Divine. They knew that buried beneath the personality,perceptions and self-imposed limitations there lies a spirit of unlimited possibility. They knew that you chose this “Beauty of Earth,” with your thoughts that shape and form your life. You created this with God’s words of wisdom and earthly conditions.
    This is your destiny. The ancient one that knows that only with diligent maintenance of the mind and emotions would man master his fate. Because the blood of the ancient ones runs through your veins, you have the same knowledge. You have the ability to be what you want in the place you may choose. Simply follow the divine prescription for unfettered success, “Begin within.”

    I Am the beginning and my end.

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