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2012-12-12 08:31:26 AM
GHOSTS
 
2012-12-12 09:38:27 AM
Where can you even buy ISO -2000 film? Thanks a lot, Kodak!
 
2012-12-12 09:40:16 AM
I hate that the first thing I noticed was that two of the New York ones were started three days before 9/11.

Other than that, bloody cool. I had the (unexecuted) idea of taking a picture of the new SF-OAK Bay Bridge eastern span each day of its construction, but something like this would be even cooler.
 
2012-12-12 10:00:32 AM
2002: Ready, aim, click the shutter to begin exposure

2012: "Goddammitsomuch! The farking flash didn't go off!"
 
2012-12-12 10:31:40 AM
JayCab
I hate that the first thing I noticed was that two of the New York ones were started three days before 9/11.


Given that the photographer is German and that the timestamps use dots instead of slashes, I bet that the date format is sane and not idiotic, i.e. that 9.8.2001 means the 9th of August. 

/still pretty close.
 
2012-12-12 10:47:45 AM
That's pretty farking cool.
 
2012-12-12 10:49:37 AM
That guy with the safety helmet blinked
 
2012-12-12 10:54:39 AM

Honest Bender: Where can you even buy ISO -2000 film? Thanks a lot, Kodak!


It's done by reducing the amount of light entering the camera. They use things like this or even more. (That's just the first one I found in a quick search, not a recommendation of a specific product.)
 
2012-12-12 11:01:02 AM

Devolving_Spud: 2002: Ready, aim, click the shutter to begin exposure

2012: "Goddammitsomuch! The farking flash didn't go off!"


More like 2002: ready, aim, click

2011: "I finished dusting your old camera, Mr. Photographer, and I put it back on your shelf."

Photographer: i788.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-12 11:14:49 AM
I've done my fair share of photography, and know more than a few tricks, but this is one I've never yet tried.

Maybe I can give it a shot. How is it done? I've an old Canon AE1, but don't know how to crank the shutter for that long- longest regular setting is a minute or two.
 
2012-12-12 11:32:02 AM

Sword and Shield: I've done my fair share of photography, and know more than a few tricks, but this is one I've never yet tried.

Maybe I can give it a shot. How is it done? I've an old Canon AE1, but don't know how to crank the shutter for that long- longest regular setting is a minute or two.


Glue shutter open, use lense cap to stop exposure.
 
2012-12-12 11:33:10 AM

Sword and Shield: I've done my fair share of photography, and know more than a few tricks, but this is one I've never yet tried.

Maybe I can give it a shot. How is it done? I've an old Canon AE1, but don't know how to crank the shutter for that long- longest regular setting is a minute or two.


These days, I would recommend getting the exposure to about a week long, then keep taking a new picture every week. When done, stack the photos.

It would be far more reliable. I.e. if the tripod falls over, you won't lose 9 years of exposure.
 
2012-12-12 11:43:55 AM

Sword and Shield: I've done my fair share of photography, and know more than a few tricks, but this is one I've never yet tried.

Maybe I can give it a shot. How is it done? I've an old Canon AE1, but don't know how to crank the shutter for that long- longest regular setting is a minute or two.


no bulb setting?

They sell, or sold release cables that you could lock.

Any decent SLR would have this capacity.

That's ...like... seriously standard knowledge if you are in photography.

/over 25 years myself, pro level
 
2012-12-12 11:52:41 AM

The Voice of Doom: JayCab
I hate that the first thing I noticed was that two of the New York ones were started three days before 9/11.

Given that the photographer is German and that the timestamps use dots instead of slashes, I bet that the date format is sane and not idiotic, i.e. that 9.8.2001 means the 9th of August. 

/still pretty close.


Ah, you're probably right! Good call remembering the "German" thing.

/uses 12 Dec 2012 for his own date notation when possible.
 
2012-12-12 12:00:41 PM

Sword and Shield: I've done my fair share of photography, and know more than a few tricks, but this is one I've never yet tried.

Maybe I can give it a shot. How is it done? I've an old Canon AE1, but don't know how to crank the shutter for that long- longest regular setting is a minute or two.


Your first problem is going to be the AE-1. You need to find a camera that doesn't use the battery when holding the shutter open. That was a huge problem with the AE-1 when doing astrophotography. You really have to use something like the Olympus OM1.
 
2012-12-12 12:09:19 PM
These suck.
 
2012-12-12 12:54:50 PM

Do the needful: Sword and Shield: I've done my fair share of photography, and know more than a few tricks, but this is one I've never yet tried.

Maybe I can give it a shot. How is it done? I've an old Canon AE1, but don't know how to crank the shutter for that long- longest regular setting is a minute or two.

Your first problem is going to be the AE-1. You need to find a camera that doesn't use the battery when holding the shutter open. That was a huge problem with the AE-1 when doing astrophotography. You really have to use something like the Olympus OM1.


Really?

This is pinhole photography and has nothing to do with SLR's
 
2012-12-12 01:20:21 PM
I'd think that the light level wouldn't meet the threshhold for exposure. Maybe he makes his own film.
 
2012-12-12 03:15:38 PM

The Voice of Doom: JayCab
I hate that the first thing I noticed was that two of the New York ones were started three days before 9/11.

Given that the photographer is German and that the timestamps use dots instead of slashes, I bet that the date format is sane and not idiotic, i.e. that 9.8.2001 means the 9th of August. 

/still pretty close.


Why is 9th of August more sane than August 9th? They're used almost equally in speech.

/2001.8.9, now that would be rational....
 
2012-12-12 03:28:07 PM
Says he uses "filters and extremely small apertures" so I would guess a large format camera with a pinhole board instead of a lens. I tried going to his website to learn more about the technique he used, but his site is even more insufferable than the typical artist's website these days. If you are going to go with that minimalist crap, at least make the text readable without having to highlight it.
 
2012-12-12 04:09:05 PM

JayCab: The Voice of Doom: JayCab
I hate that the first thing I noticed was that two of the New York ones were started three days before 9/11.

Given that the photographer is German and that the timestamps use dots instead of slashes, I bet that the date format is sane and not idiotic, i.e. that 9.8.2001 means the 9th of August. 

/still pretty close.

Ah, you're probably right! Good call remembering the "German" thing.

/uses 12 Dec 2012 for his own date notation when possible.


Too much work for that. I'd just use 12347 for today's date. Tomorrow is 12348.

/12357 is going to be a great day.
 
2012-12-12 04:23:15 PM
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy
Why is 9th of August more sane than August 9th? They're used almost equally in speech.


That wasn't about speech, it was just about writing dates MM/DD/YY versus DD/MM/YY or YY/MM/DD (which makes the most sense on a computer because it's the easiest to sort).
Biggest to lowest unit or lowest to biggest makes more sense than jumping around.
It's not like people are writing the time of day as hh:ss:mm instead of hh:mm:ss



If you want really stupid with regards to speech, look at the way numbers are spoken in German:
"123" isn't "one-hundred-twenty-three" in German. It's "one-hundred-three-and-twenty".
So if someone tells you a number, you hear the 3rd digit before the 2nd.
That really sucks if you have to write down a large number that someone tells you in chunks - you can't just write along because you constantly have to pause and wait for the next digit:
if you need to write down 123-456, you'll get the digits ordered as 132-465.
 
2012-12-12 06:28:49 PM

Cerebral Knievel: Do the needful: Sword and Shield: I've done my fair share of photography, and know more than a few tricks, but this is one I've never yet tried.

Maybe I can give it a shot. How is it done? I've an old Canon AE1, but don't know how to crank the shutter for that long- longest regular setting is a minute or two.

Your first problem is going to be the AE-1. You need to find a camera that doesn't use the battery when holding the shutter open. That was a huge problem with the AE-1 when doing astrophotography. You really have to use something like the Olympus OM1.

Really?

This is pinhole photography and has nothing to do with SLR's


Really. Sword and Shield specifically mentioned the AE-1, and I know for a fact that you cannot hold open the shutter indefinitely on that camera. It takes a battery to keep the shutter opened. An Olympus OM1 on the other hand has a mechanical shutter release and as long as you have the shutter button/cable clamped open the shutter will remain opened. There's no reason you couldn't expose a negative for 10 years with an OM1, but you aren't going to do it with the AE1. I am also familiar with pinhole photography just in case it matters.
 
2012-12-13 12:31:06 AM
Subby fail:

Wesley says that his technique could be used for even longer exposures of ten, twenty, or even forty years.


These were two - three years.
 
2012-12-13 01:20:52 AM
this is skill.

/can this be timelapsed from the negative.
//and would like to have seen in color.
 
2012-12-13 01:42:14 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Why is 9th of August more sane than August 9th? They're used almost equally in speech.

/2001.8.9, now that would be rational....


I use them interchangeably unless I'm talking about something from the year 2000. For some reason I always farking start by saying, "In the year 2000..."
 
2012-12-13 04:03:38 AM

Benni K Rok: JayCab: The Voice of Doom: JayCab
I hate that the first thing I noticed was that two of the New York ones were started three days before 9/11.

Given that the photographer is German and that the timestamps use dots instead of slashes, I bet that the date format is sane and not idiotic, i.e. that 9.8.2001 means the 9th of August. 

/still pretty close.

Ah, you're probably right! Good call remembering the "German" thing.

/uses 12 Dec 2012 for his own date notation when possible.

Too much work for that. I'd just use 12347 for today's date. Tomorrow is 12348.

/12357 is going to be a great day.


I use that format at work. 12345 was a fun day, as was 12321.
 
2012-12-13 04:39:09 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: The Voice of Doom: JayCab
I hate that the first thing I noticed was that two of the New York ones were started three days before 9/11.

Given that the photographer is German and that the timestamps use dots instead of slashes, I bet that the date format is sane and not idiotic, i.e. that 9.8.2001 means the 9th of August. 

/still pretty close.

Why is 9th of August more sane than August 9th? They're used almost equally in speech.

/2001.8.9, now that would be rational....


ISO 8601 (Data elements and interchange formats - Information interchange - Representation of dates and times) states it'd be 2001-08-09
 
2012-12-13 08:45:30 PM
Wow. Very cool.
 
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