Long Exposure Photographs of Patterns Projected Onto Landscapes

Photographer Jim Sanborn has a project titled Topographic Projections and Implied Geometries Series in which he casts complex patterns over vast landscapes using a projector, and uses long exposure times to capture the scenes. The projector and camera are, on average, half a mile away from his landscapes, and on moonless nights he uses a searchlight to illuminate the scene.

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Image credits: Photographs by Jim Sanborn and used with permission

  • Aileen

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  • Leonidas

    Gorgeous Images, very creative work

  • Simon Ouellet

    What kind of projector can throw an image that clear half a mile away ?

  • Gogu de la scularie.

    It’s a searchlight. The rest is optic physics.

  • Heathrobinson

    could this allude to the Colossaus effect?  I believe it could, an allusion to light, dark, and X2 on the pixels.  they all start in a central point on the m.peg   so does this add up as Colossus and Heath Robinson did at Bletchley Park? Very Interesting

  • Anonymous

    Wow a lot of work for something that can be done in Photoshop in seconds.

  • Sebastián Soto

    Then do it and show us, I bet it will look as great as these photos.