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people at the opera

A picture from acclaimed photographer Bill Henson ‘s rather amazing low-light series, Paris Opera Project:

How the baby was sitting still through such a long exposure shot escapes me. More commentary by the photographer and Rachel Hulin here.

Another impressive picture by Andy Batt, also found on Rachel’s blog. This one’s more of a hi-speed shot:

Superheros and creativity

From nat.org:

Have you ever noticed how in superhero stories, the villains are always laying these grand, intricate plans, and the heros are always trying to sabotage them?

Superheros don’t actually do anything cool, they just stop uncool things from happening.

It’s not clear whether it’s creativity or organizational skills they lack.

In any case, you’ve got to hand it to the bad guys for taking the initiative.

Hmm. Some corroboratory evidence: Clark Kent – reporter, Peter Parker – photographer, Bart Hill – lawyer. Why are there no dotcom-superheros? Stuff like:

SuperWiner: “One more step and I blow you away with my self built RapidStrikeShooter 0.91 gun!”

PyraMan: “Do not move, or I’ll invalidate your session and your post will be lost forever!”

PowerPage and the BrinMaster: (fast action sequence, villain’s weapons now in PowerPage’s hands.) “Looking for something?”

No, I’m not going to apologize for the jokes.