Sun Around the House.
As the sun arcs higher across the sky in spring and summer days, it lights and illuminates things normally in shadow during the fall and winter. If you pay close attention to where the sun’s light falls at certain times of any day, you can roughly calculate the date or at least make an educated, reasonably accurate guess about which month it is. Your familiar surroundings — home, trees, buildings, fences — observed with sunlight on them over time, can reveal the approximate date like a big sundial of seasons and months!
Here are Polaroid photos showing sunlight around the house in mid-May, in three variations:
- Warm light on the peak of the garage just before sunset,
- Light and shadows on a plastic chair turned translucent,
- Glancing light on siding above a statue of the Buddha.
Camera: Polaroid SLR 680SE (vintage)
Film: Polaroid 600 Color instant film (new)
Photographer: Russ Murray (vintage)
Location: Somewhere in Stamford, CT
See you tomorrow…