Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
i'd be careful
i know of someone who burned his
speed graphic with the shutter on B
and the camera on the roof of his car ...
Wow! Another reason to prefer the metal Graphics. :-)

if you use a lens'ed camera
it doesn't take a long time to get a retina image ...
( a photograph of "something" on the paper long exposure )
so i can't imagine how you would do this pointing at the sun
unless you make your own pinhole aperture and put it infront
of the lens to created a pinhole'd lens'd image ...
I dunno---under your influence, I did once take an afternoon's exposure to make a sunprint that turned out to have the track of the sun in the image. It didn't really cause much bleed outside its track, so I wouldn't be surprised to find that a multi-day version would have several parallel tracks like we're used to seeing in pinhole solargraphs.

I don't remember what aperture I used, but I think the lens in question only goes down to f/32, so it certainly wasn't pinholesque.

Disclaimer: I am not advocating anything, all performers are trained professionals or pretending to be, don't try this or anything else at home, and please don't set your camera, car, spouse, or hair on fire.

-NT