posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 11:08 PM
My aims are not to discover new science. Really, one has to realise that there are people out there in academia with orders of magnitude more
intelligence and funding who properly understand stuff. Academia, however doesn't focus on photography or flashy effects.
What I seem to be evolving towards is to do science and physics projects with photos that are the best (or only ones) on the web. For example:
I have done more than anyone on can crushing and am in the slow process of writing a paper on it. Lots of effects are one off, like crushing frozen
cans and other variations.
My TC shots with the rotating rod like "Saurons eye" are new and in the "only ones" category.
My first TC shot on my index page is still one of the best around and one of the few showing sparks three times secondary length. Top of Google TC
images for 6 months. I like to have a person in the shot for scale. Even Tesla did this.
The shots of Tesla coil sparks with a high speed rotating mirror were also a first on the web.
The use of LED's as a TC spark/polarity monitor, frozen ferrofluid, and ferrofluid with HV sparks, sparks under liquid nitrogen are also unique.
In some respects I am focusing on the art of science more now.
None of this however, is new science though so I think of myself as an experimenter that publishes to the web rather than inventor. I don't have to
get too serious about it as I don't have to publish or perish or stick to one area if it doesnt pan out.
And how did I find out about your site? Go into my hit counter and you can see who hits the site and a lot more details than you imagine like screen
resolution, operating system etc.