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August 25, 2019

"Waterfront: Follow the Sun" — The art of solargraphy

From Canal & River Trust Waterfront:

For our new film, we travelled west — to the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal — where for the past few years, Wendy and Austin have been making solargraphs on their local waterway.

Solargraphy — capturing the movement of the sun as it moves across the sky, using exposures that range from one day to six months — is the ultimate in slow exposure photography, or "lazy photography" as Wendy calls it.

This is a hobby that rewards patience, celebrates unpredictability, and gives you an excuse to sit peacefully for hours beside the water.

Our film also explores the wonderful Somerset Space Walk — a scale model of the solar system, starting with an enormous sun at Maunsel Lock and continuing with models of the planets that accompany your walk along the towpath.

Pour a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy....

Plan your day out along the Bridgwater & Taunton, with its fascinating Somerset Space Walk, using our online guide.

August 25, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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