Saturday, December 30, 2006

Math is Beautiful


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Originally uploaded by dennyt.

Over the year of photos being contributed by the public to the Camer Toss Photo Pool there have been many that speak to the underlying mathematics (or physics more specifically) of the technique.

A few photographers, such as dennyt, in performing digital manipulations, such as color inversion, have hit upon a wonderful combination of effects that, in my opinion, really speaks to the math of camera tossing.

The image posted here reminds me of graph paper, or blue-line reproductions of scientific drawings... only with a twist. Folded onto itself... graph paper as imagined in four dimensions perhaps. And in essence, this is partially true.... for time is an important dimension of any camera toss photograph... any long exposure photograph for that matter.

Time is not a new subject to photography, and the earliest photographs were always long exposure due to the limitations of the medium, but photography has always found a way to look at time in new ways. A camera tossed photograph usually captures a very short interval of time, but just because something is small and seemingly ordinary, does not exclude it from being incredibly complex... and... well... simply beautiful.

14 comments:

Netkore said...

ohh i feel the beauty of math.. that illustration look like some sort of wormhole to me.

Zebra said...

This is an impressive picture. Design dictated by the numbers. Suprising and delightful!

liezmaya said...

nice photo

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zyto said...

nice pics

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Federico said...

sooooo nice !!! :|

Syntax_Error said...

This picture's absolutely amazing. I love it. I will be linking to it on my blog, Flynn Transmission This picture made my day.

Clinton said...

very nice picture, how long did it take? keep up the good work buddy, cheers

cliffy said...

I like your pictures, it show abstract and artistic talents.

Anonymous said...

math is boring sometimes... but mostly interesting!

Christian Eldie C. Rabago said...

wow i was not able to think that math could do as better as this. i was so happy for this result

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Anonymous said...

Awesome! Post more pictures, Ive been waiting for a long time for your best picks.

Ambrish Shrivastava said...

hi
Is mathmatics is really easy can you tell me some more simple steps.

Roberto Iza Valdes said...

Stunning.