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Bullet Through Apple

Sci-Art Bloggers Friday Favorites

The below photograph was taken by Doc Edgerton the father of "the first electronic stroboscope device that would produce enough light in controlled flashes of short duration and of proper actinic quality for "stopping motion" on photographic film." Doc Edgerton was the first that combined the art and science of photography. But those who mistakenly referred to him has an artist were forcefully reminded that he was not an artist, but that he was an Engineer.
Edgerton learnt photography as a boy and studied electrical engineering at the University of Nebraska. After graduation in 1925, he went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. From the early 1930s he conducted pioneering research in stroboscopic photography, which permitted him to freeze exceedingly fast movement and make exposures between 1/10,000 and 1/1,000,000 of a second. The famous photographs that resulted revealed to the world for the first time some of the lost mysteries of everyday motion.

Bullet through apple image

.30 Bullet Piercing Apple
© Harold Edgerton

Well this is early in the formation of the Sci-Art bloggers. A group that frequently covers that area where art and science overlap.

Below are some postings from our members that I picked for our sixth Friday Favorites set.


Bibi's Box "Good Girl Art"
Inner_Muse "Blowing Bubbles"
She Dreams in Digital "And Every Time I Wake Up Screaming!!"
What Is It? "This Weeks Photos"
Artsy Science "Crystal Elegance"
The Daily Poligraf "M├ęchoui"

As our group grows I will only put posts here that are submitted by the members. But until then enjoy some fascinating posts for this week.


Anonymous said...

my nine year old sister decided to point out the fact that there is a 9 right next to the stem in the apple... can you see it?

Anonymous said...

i dont see any nine

Anonymous said...

i see a 9 .. thats weird

Anonymous said...

i see the nine...but what does it even mean?

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's funny. The nine is just an optical illusion of the light reflection.

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