Exc 3.2 exhibit 2
[5Oct18] This task tries to capture the passage of time by observing the rays of the rising sun as modified by a stained glass window. As a devotee of Mondrian and an occasional chromoglassicist, most of the front windows in the house have a Mondrian painting rendered in stained glass. From sunrise until around 9 or 10 o’clock the sun shines (when it shines at all, that is) through our B217, Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow (top left in the inset image) and the image it creates gradually moves along a wall. Over several mornings (3rd – 5th October), I have tried to photograph this as a time lapse sequence. With mixed results.
Clearly this would have been better done in the summer, but I will persevere and display the best outcomes.
It can be argued that this is rather deritative of the Alasdair Gill work shown in the course material [EyV p. 64] but, in my defence, the windows were installed precisely to create this effect and I have been photographing the results for several years (though this is the first use of time lapse).
[6th Oct] The first session (3rd Oct) is shown as that was was the most successful so far. The video from 5th showed no variation whatsoever – although the sun rose and the gloomy, grey day became a little brighter, the camera adjusted for the lighting levels resulting in several hundred subjectively indistinguishable images: they have been deleted.
While the result is far more pronounced with bright sunlight, these images give a flavour of the effect and thus a satisfactory result. The first video (as shown) started too early and runs too quickly and so any future attempts will be set to 10-second intervals. This exercise flattens the camera battery and so a mains power supply is on order. A rerun will be scheduled when the weather forecast improves.
Note: to keep the contact sheets to sensible proportions, only the images shown on this pagehave been included.
Exc 3.2 exhibit 3
[8th Oct] I missed a day (Sunday) with a poor weather forecast which turned out to be bright and so set the camera up for this morning (Monday). As noted the interval was changed to 10 seconds to slow the “action” down, but there was not a great deal of that.
The forecast is poor for tomorrow (Tuesday) but good for Wednesday so I will set up for that as the last run as the forecasts thereafter are bad.
I thought I might try some long single exposures with an ND filter if there is any early morning sun before I finish this part of the course.
Exc 3.2 exhibit 4
Day 3 in the MondriaanHuis (there is such a thing). This is much better: 2 hours of not very much with a brief firework display at 8:18:15 (fig. 3.2Z). If there’s another sunny morning in the near future, I will try one more shot on manual exposure using the fig. 3.2Z values of 1/60 sec; f/8; ISO 400 and that should achieve darkness to Mondrian-ness.