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Week 1: She Flies No More
Week 1: She Flies No More
Blue Moon

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Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: College of San Mateo, CA
Date: Jan 30, 2008
Aperture: 2.7
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/2
Date Uploaded: Feb 12, 2008

Viewed: 321
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

okay so this isn't technically a photograph, well it's actually a photograph of something that isn't a photograph, uh...yeah. This is a photo of a "photogram" that I did in my photography class. Basically you go into a dark room and take out a piece of photographic light sensitive paper, arrange your objects and expose the paper using a flashlight covered with some tape (to diffuse the light) for a few seconds, and then you develop it the same way you would a film photograph. It's very similar to a photograph but more similar to an x-ray radiograph. The more light permeable the object is, the darker the area, the more opaque the object/objects left on for a longer amount of time will show up whiter. The reason why the crab/nut cracker is grey instead of white was because I exposed the whole paper for 8 seconds then took off only the nut cracker and exposed the paper for another 2 seconds because I wanted the butterfly to be the lightest object in the paper. btw if you wanna bag on me for it tecnically not being a photograph, there is actually some lint I left on for those people...that way I can just say it is actually a photo of lint but the main focus is on the background :P

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03/28/2008 12:09:40 PM
a cool little project - i find it interesting how the moth/butterfly is so bright compared to the flowers
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03/10/2008 07:27:04 PM
That's awesome ! Thanks for the description.
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03/01/2008 08:38:20 AM
Nope, didn't expect to see something like this here!

That said, thanks for the full explanation of how you 'shot' this - am sure you'll have great fun experimenting with this method and thinking flowers would work really well :)
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02/22/2008 12:45:43 AM
Very interesting indeed. Wonderful to have this "hands on" light process with time.
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02/21/2008 03:01:45 PM
Cool process, thanks for the explanation. The shape looks like Grimace fron Mcdonalds, weird how the butterfly makes a mouth an eyes.
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02/20/2008 05:27:34 PM
You remind me that the camera is many things to many people. One invaluable use is as a visual notebook. The notes in that book are often of great use over the years.
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02/15/2008 03:46:20 PM
Very different! You've got a face formed by the nutcracker and the butterfly as a long mustache with the antennae as eyes.
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02/14/2008 11:46:10 PM

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