Ever since my red-wine induced inspiration struck some months ago I’ve been on a bit of a period of rediscovering my love for all things photographic including the science behind it. I’m not terribly good with high concepts of these sorts of things and found that I work much better if I understand everything from a fundamental level. Whilst this might lead me into some rather esoteric areas of science (Scheimpflug principle, anyone?) I do find that the understanding that I glean from them helps me understand a whole host of things that seemed like a mystery to me before.
Of course browsing Wikipedia for hours is not everyone’s fancy so today instead I give you a video done by the Vsauce guy from YouTube on how colour works:
If that wasn’t enough then check out the amazing properties of calcite crystals which exhibit some really intriguing behaviour:
To celebrate the Luna Reconnaissance Orbiter being in orbit around the moon for 1000 days NASA has celebrated by releasing not 1 but 2 very cool videos about the moon. The first is probably my favourite of the two, depicting the violent birth of our closest heavenly body:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bPoZAhrnR8
The second is equally as cool though showing (in incredible detail) what the moon looks like today: