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Inner Space Art
Photo Manipulation Art Work and Commentary
by Wolfgang Schindler

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Sun, Moon, and Stars - Part 2 - In the end it turned out to be a good idea to take the Polaroid to the african eclipse of 2001, because my other, rather modern camera had died a few days earlier in the heavy spray of the Victoria Falls. So I came home with just two polaroids of the eclipse. One was hanging on my wall for years until it bleached out completely, and the other one I kept dark and dry in a box together with the Moon and the Stars photograph. This is a recent scan of it and the caption of the framed picture hanging in my old flat read:

"Total solar eclipse, photographed by Wolfgang Schindler with a Polaroid 103, 1/2 second, ISO 3000, on the 21st of June 2001 at 1510 hrs African Central Time in Landless Corner, a small village situated in the place where the centre line of the path of totality intersected the road from Lusaka to Kabwe in Zambia, at 14 53' 47.3'' southern latitude and 28 3' 38.0'' eastern longitude."

This photograph was taken probably one minute later. Here is a report about the eclipse written by members of another eclipse group which came to Landless Corner by plane (the old DC-3 I am sure you remember when you were there).

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEplot/SEplot2001/SE2001Jun21T.GIF

http://www.moonglow.net/eclipse/eclipse.html

 

 
 
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