10/27/13 12:30pm
solar carving north fork long island chris rowett

Photo by Rachel Young | A magnifying glass and the sun are used to create solar carvings on wood that Chris Rowett finds on local beaches.

Seated in a patio chair on the back lawn of his Baiting Hollow home on a recent Sunday afternoon, Chris Rowett positioned a two-foot piece of beach driftwood on his lap.

He held a large magnifying glass a few inches from the wood and waited. In just seconds, the magnified sunlight had burned a dark line onto it. (more…)