Shadow of a colander held up in the sunshine at the peak of the eclipse. The multi-pinhole camera shows a flower pattern of sun circles with a small bite taken out of each of them by the occlusion of the light by the moon all focused onto a concrete background.I saw hundreds of images of the eclipse today, but none remotely similar to mine. While thinking back on how I imaged the eclipse with my “pinhole colander camera”, I realize that so much of my life is informed not only by science, but the science of cooking. 

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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  1. Toran Shaw says:

    @chrisaldrich looking through a colander will strain your eyes, though.

    1. Chris Aldrich says:

      How many children do you have Toran because that is peak dad-joke.

  2. In 2006, on holiday in Sicily, I unexpectedly encountered a partial solar eclipse, so had to improvise a pinhole camera with my sun-hat. Photo at:

  3. Ton Zijlstra says:

    I find it weirdly pleasing that I have two people in my feedreader posting such an image, you and a friend in Canada:

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