Monday, February 10, 2014

Your (small) Sunday Miracle

Well, dang.  I meant to post this yesterday, but I guess it didn't "take."  So will try again.  This is your small MONDAY Miracle 

The February Smithsonian had a photo and brief article by Jesse Rhodes,  about "amateur photographer, Tsuneaki Hiramatsu, who spent his summer evenings in the forests outside Nimi, in Japan's Okayama prefecture.  he was intent on capturing the spectacle of firefly mating season . . .  As night fell, Hiramatsu began shooting a series of eight-second exposures.  He then digitally merged the images creating connect-the-dot photos of the fireflies' golden flight paths. the images became a sensation on the Web and were included in a traveling museum exhibit called "Creatures of Lingt" Nature's Bioluminescence."  But for Hiramatsu, recognition for his artistry is secondary to engendering appreciation for the natural world.  "Fireflies are little see in areas developed by human beings," he said.  "When I feel the splendor and mystery of nature, I am glad to have everyone share that feeling."

Thank you Mr. Hiramatsu.  Enjoy.


Bob from San Luis said...

Very cool pictures; thanks for the link.

Churadogs said...

Smithsonian Magazine is a really great publication. Always something of interest in every issue.