Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Black holes are places in the Universe where gravity is so strong that not even light can escape. Therefore, it obviously can't be photographed. Until now.
Last night I traveled through the space-time continuum (or it might have been to a county fair) to photograph the spinning lights of the illuminated rides, and one of the abstracts I took looked exactly like what I envision a black hole must look like -- if we could see it. This was taken with a one second exposure, hand held, and I zoomed the lens during the exposure and as the ride was spinning. My white balance was daylight and I used 100 ISO. In Photoshop I changed the color a little and added 'stars', which is merely a photo of glitter sprinkled on black velvet. I blended the two images together using the 'lighten' blend mode. I thought this turned out pretty cool.