Abstract Norwegian photography – I think that about says it all. Go have a looksie, I love the colors and composition in this collection.
I set up a flickr account last night. Actually, I reactivated a flickr account that I had apparently created three years ago which, mysteriously, contains one picture of Wawel Castle that I had taken long ago. Anyway, here are a few images of where I am currently working, the Salk Institute.
The parking lot at sunset. Yes, this is what I see every day when I go home and it is ridiculous.
I often say that one dream of every scientist is to make small things giant (ie, spiders) and giant things small (ie, elephants). Or maybe that’s just me.
I can’t quite fulfill my dream with living creatures, yet, but I can do it with pictures. Tilt-shift photography is a method to transform normal photos into pictures of miniatures. I used this tutorial to make the pictures above and below. I’m not sure if it worked out? The picture above was taken when I was in Venice a couple of years ago. A certain reader should recognize the picture below as taken from the Frankfurt train station in the early morning (from when I visited Frankfurt/Heidelberg).
If you have a hankering for more of these, check out this spectacular collection of tilt-shift photography and videos.
One of my old favorite collections is this set of black and white photographs taken in Manchester in the 1970’s. Manchester was in the midst of a decades long fall from its height as the manufacturing center of Britain, in a way that is very analogous to what is happening to Detroit today. The flickr set has comments, and if you have time it is worth going through and learning a little bit about the decay of a great city.