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Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons | Smart News | Smithsonian

Photons typically don’t interact, but physicists bound three together in the lab

Source: Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons | Smart News | Smithsonian

Breeze, Light

Breeze, Light

For this week’s FlickrFriday challenge “Second Wind” and Macro Mondays challenge “High Key”.

To get the high key effect, I used the white space of Macro Monday’s discussion of the theme as the background, and used a full-spectrum light on the front of the fan, from off to the right. This really brought out the texture.

TEXTure

TEXTure

Tablets are convenient, but they can’t beat the feel of a good book. The pages, the bindings, the fabric, the covers, the papercuts…

It’s not a computer monitor, but the tablet is just as good for getting unique “moonlight” lighting on a subject, this time from below and the subject directly on the light source.

For the curious, the book is Volumes I & II of the complete Burton translations and notes of “The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night”.

For this week’s Macro Mondays’ challenge, “Member’s Choice: Texture”.

Moon jellyfish

Moon jellyfish

Aurelia aurita. At the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium in Pittsburgh, PA.

I always see moon jellies displayed in blue light, not green or other colors. I’m assuming it’s closer to ultraviolet and they glow better, but I’m wondering if they’d glow just as well in other colors, like acrylic sheets do.

Dark Brightness and Bright Darkness

Dark Brightness

Dark Brightness

Companion to Bright Darkness.

This photo was taken in bright light without flash on auto focus, but the camera overcompensated for the light and darkened the area around the fixture. I love the shades of brown that resulted. The ceiling itself is actually white. No editing was done besides the signature.

Bright Darkness

Bright Darkness

Companion to Dark Brightness.

This photo was taken in low light without flash with the slowest shutter speed on the camera. Despite the dimness, the long exposure collected enough light to wash out the subject. No editing was done other than the signature.