Category archives for Photography

Joe DePasquale was a winner of the European Southern Observatory’s hidden treasures 2010 competition with this lovely photo. From ESO: “The pictures of the Universe that can be seen in ESO’s releases are impressive. However, many hours of skilful work are required to assemble the raw greyscale data captured by the telescopes into these colourful…

It might look something like this: Arm of God Galacia, Kansas 2009 Mitch Dobrowner

Juxtaposition: urban decay

The City: Majestic miniature diorama Lori Nix, 2006 The Ruins of Detroit: United Artists Theater photograph Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre, 2010 Is urban decay beautiful, heartwrenching, or both?

Olivier Valsecchi’s portraits of the nude human body, caught in motion, haloed in dust, could convey an incredibly complicated subtext. Or not. “Dust” by Olivier Valsecchi, via ChangetheThought via Street Anatomy.

Antarctic nights

Some awesome photos from NSF teams working in Antarctica (click for larger versions). This one makes me want to hum “O Little Base of McMurdo, how still we see thee lie. . . ” McMurdo base by night James Walker/NSF

APOD got some attention yesterday with this stunning photo of a supercell thunderstorm several kilometers wide, brooding over a Montana field: Mothership Sean Heavey, 2010 I’m not sure it’s possible for a work of art or photography to more effectively convey the grandeur of nature and the awesome power of physics. The image is simply…

This year’s winner of the BioScapes digital imaging competition, Igor Siwanowicz, triumphed with a somewhat unusual portrait. To most biologists, it should be clear what anatomical structures are shown here – but what species could this be? Igor Siwanowicz, Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology, Munich, Germany. First Prize, 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition┬«. click…

With a poster titled “WE NEED YOUR BODY! For a UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY,” microbiologist Steven Park and artist Anne Brodie invited attendees at the British Science Festival to stand NAKED inside our live bioluminescent photograph booth and have your photograph taken. Enveloped by a living ethereal blue green light, the resulting faint and ghostly image will…

detail of “Williamsburg Bridge Plaza,” Brooklyn, NY, circa 1906 Source: Shorpy I’m just saying, I don’t think that’s a speck on the negative. But maybe I’m too cynical.