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Gary O'Brien

Time Passes at Old Settlers' Cemetery

Brian O'Reilly

The Sun is our Clock

North of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland, UK

June 21, 2009, 12:34 to 14:34

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We may have atomic clocks which then give us GPS time. We may have leap-seconds every few years, but our everyday clock is the Sun.

My plan was to photograph the Sun at 34 minutes past the hour throughout the day and then make a panorama of it across the sky. I am 8.5 degrees west and although we are at GMT (UTC) we also have summertime, so the Sun's "noon: would be at 13:34.

So - up bright and early. Trudge out into the field every hour - but the weather would not cooperate. I got clear skies in the morning but then a cloudy noon. I got a cloudy morning and sunny noon.

So - I settled for just these three shots of noon and an hour either side of it, which were actually shot on the 21st - the Summer Solstice :-)

Location

Europe / Ireland

Lat: 51° 45' 32" N
Long: 8° 31' 22" W

Elevation: 117

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Nikon D200, 360 Precision Panoramic Head, Nikon CaptureNX2, PTGui, Photoshop, CubicConverter and a pair of "Wellies." Also, my trusty assistant Theo, aged 18 months & the 2 cats, Paws and Mini - they all enjoyed the tall wheat.
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