Harold "Doc" Edgerton

<p><strong>Harold "Doc" Edgerton</strong>, <i>Milk Drop Coronet </i>, 1957, electronic flash technology.</p>
<p><strong> Harold "Doc" Edgerton</strong>, <i>Bullet Through Apple</i>, 1964</i>, microflash.</p>
<p><b>Harold "Doc" Edgerton</b>, <i>High-Speed Photography, Bullet and Banana</i>, 1978.</p>
<p><b>Harold "Doc" Edgerton</b>, <i>Cutting the Card Quickly</i>, 1964.</p>
<p><b>Harold "Doc" Edgerton</b>, <i>Water Dropping into Water</i>, 1978.</p>
<p><b>Harold "Doc" Edgerton</b></p>
<p><strong>Harold Edgerton</strong>, <i>Bullet Through Three Balloons</i>, 1936, microflash.</p>
<p><strong>Harold Edgerton</strong>, <i>Bullet Shock Wave</i>, 1970.</p>
<p><b>Harold "Doc" Edgerton</b>, <i>Atomic Bomb Explosion</i>, 1962.</p>
<p><b>Harold "Doc" Edgerton</b>, <i>Squash Stroke</i>, 1938.</p>
<p><b>Harold "Doc" Edgerton</b>, <i>Softball Batter</i>, 1938.</p>
1903 , d. 1990

MIT electrical engineer who created the stroboscope - the electric flash - as well as super-fast cameras. By making flash durations super-short (down to 1/100,000 of a second) and shutter speeds fast (down to 1/400,000 a second) he could freeze time and capture instants invisible to the eye, which opened doors for ground-breaking studies of how things worked as well as modern photographic lighting techniques. He aided in night aerial photography during WWII, worked on undersea photography with Jacques Cousteau (who called him "Papa Flash"), and developed side-scanning sonar to help find shipwrecks. All this and he had a good eye for composing pictures, too.

time well spent

closeup view Jack Troy cup, links to Jack Troy artist page

time to explore

link to newest page of ceramic artist links, including link to Scott Parady, pictured

time flies

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