Our hours-long exposure over the course of the artist talk evening at Craven Allen Gallery yielded some interesting results. If you will recall, people were asked to transfer beans or a red or green pepper from the plastic container into the glass bowl or in some way interact with the glass bowl that had been seeded with some starter beans. Here is the photo that the camera recorded over the course of the evening. It looks a little like a brain; a little like a noodle casserole. One thing's for sure—those beans saw a lot of ACTION!
The picture on the left is without annotations, and the picture on the right has explanatory annnotations. Click on the photo on the left and see if you can determine what's what. Then click on the photo on the right for my best guess as to what happened during the exposure.
Just because I can't resist asking, do you know how long an exposure your camera will let you take? Pull out that manual—the one no one among us ever consults—and see! All you need to do to play with long exposures is to know how to cause your camera to take one! Add a tripod or a sturdy stack of books on which to rest your camera, and you're all set.
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