All posts tagged: Photography

Earliest Photograph Ever Found…

Chichen Itza – Yucatan, Mexico AP – In a discovery described as one of the most baffling finds in archeological history, scientists today announced they had uncovered the first known example of photography, created by the Mayan civilization centuries before the technique was discovered elsewhere. “Perhaps we should say centuries before the technique was re-discovered,” said Dr. Snoddly Thumpernickle, lead scientist at the Kato Institute, at a news conference hurriedly arranged to announce the find. Thumpernickle seemed obviously shaken by the news, and at times was at a loss for words. “I mean… what can I say? The state of their painting, and art, at this time in their history was still of a primitive nature. And yet, here we find an actual photograph. That the photograph is of an astronomical nature is certainly in keeping with the accepted reason for many of the buildings to have been built in the first place.” In reply to questions concerning the authenticity of the photo, or what the Mayans might have used as emulsifiers, in an age when chemistry was an unknown …

Happy (belated) Birthday, Ansel…

“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.”   Yesterday was the 113th birthday of Ansel Adams, perhaps the greatest American photographer this country has yet seen; and certainly one of the greatest of any country. For me, his photographs have that rare quality of making me want to emulate him; both in subject matter, and in execution. I could do worse…

Einstein Quotes…

  “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.” “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” “I lived in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Albert Einstein And in the spirit of things we don’t understand… I offer the above picture. I don’t understand the physics of it – yet there it is.