The Rayograph

Photography Meets Physics

Los Angeles-based photographer Andrew Hall‘s recent “Orb” series is not only visually arresting but also educational; several of the photos were used by New Scientist to illustrate an article on atomic physics. So just what are these neon-bright, spinning and pulsing balls shown in each photograph? Each unique form is the result of using a long exposure as well as various rigs made by the photographer to photograph small LEDs as they spin on controlled axes. Repeated, overlapping orbits give the impression of three-dimensionality. Alterations in speed and direction further defined each form. Check out some of the results below.

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This entry was published on October 8, 2012 at 2:15 PM. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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