Back in October last year, I picked up some "Solarprint" paper from an educational supply house that was having a sale. For some weeks I thought about what to do with it, and eventually decided that the usual path of making contact prints or photograms with it was a bit too dull, and that I would build a camera and take photos with it. Now I am by no means the first person to do this - although the idea of producing cyanotype camera negatives is surprisingly recent. As far as I can tell, the first person to do it was photographer, John Beaver, in 1999 - over 150 years after the development of the chemistry ! More recently, blogger Nag on the Lake published a how-to for cardboard cameras in 2019. Meanwhile, Ray Christopher has been experimenting with using cyanotype paper as a medium-format negative. The cyanotype process chemistry is rather unusual in that is not particularly sensitive to visible light. It is most sensitive to UVA down to the visible spectrum. One of the s
I'd like to report that when I go near a wind farm I always feel happy and energised and I feel brighter!ReplyDelete
You can hang out around a wind farm, even have a picnic under one.ReplyDelete
Power stations are an eyesore and are surrounded by razor wire fences
Coal mines increase my blood pressure, even if I'm not near them! Ban them!ReplyDelete
I think part of the reason that "You can't choose your own facts" gets ignored is that people think that scientists are "choosing their own facts". For most people science is a synonym for technology with no other connotations. For them science is a thing not a process.ReplyDelete
This is not helped by the total failure of the education system to ever describe what science actually is or how it works.
It is also not helped by the ignorant media who like to poke fun at the funny people in white coats who do things that they don't understand but sound pretty out there.
Nor is it helped by the way that the advertising industry is allowed to slap "scientifically proven" over any dodgy claim they want to promote.
Once your ideology narrows the function of science down to "only functions to support industry" it is only a small step to "science must support the government" and then it is a small step to "publishing science that contradicts the government 'truth' is treason" because the government is the country and attacking one obviously attacks the other.
:( now I'm really depressed.