Friday Deep-Sea Picture (06/15/07): Small World


I am a really amateur photographer.  I took a few classes a couple years ago and got the basics down.  The kid in me, or maybe the scientist who works on body size, loves miniatures.  Every since I heard of tilt-frame photography, I new I wanted to give it a try because of its surreal ability to turn landscapes into a tiny world.  Here is a recent picture of Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey using this technique.

Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.