Abstract Art depicting the heat and power of the Sun on Living Fossils. http://fineartamerica.com/featured/sungazing-eleni-mac-synodinos.html
The first photographic images in the late 1820s had to be exposed for hours in order to capture them on film. Improvements in the technology led to this exposure time being drastically cut down to minutes, then seconds, throughout the 19th century. But in the meantime, the long exposures gave us a few unmistakable Victorian photography conventions, such as the stiff postures and unsmiling faces of people trying to remain perfectly still while their photograph was being taken.