Heliophysics

July 5, 2017

BW photograph of buildings and a water tower.

Copyright 2017 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

On August 21, 2017 there will be an approximately 70-mile-wide band of the U.S. that extends from Oregon across to South Carolina, which will experience a total solar eclipse.  This discussion from NPR’s 1A is definitely worth a listen as the guests discuss the particulars-including the important, specific, instructions for the viewing of this event.  One would really not like to literally fry one’s eyes, right?

BW photograph of palettes against a brick wall.

Copyright 2017 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

“Heliophysics” is the term used for the study of the interaction between the sun and space, as described here.  Understanding and paying attention to the effect of light is the absolute essence of photography.  Without the direct light of the sun, the above two photographs would be much less interesting.  The strong highlights and deep shadows are what provide the sense of texture and depth to the images.  Were this an overcast day, or even a different time on the same day, these photographs would not have been able to be produced in this form without the use of artificial light.

BW photograph of a bulldog sunning itself in a window.

Copyright 2017 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

Such conditions also produce the perfect time for a nap.

Take care.

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