Photographing High-Speed Water Droplet Impacts | JimOnLight

This sounds a little nutty if you’re just blowing by it in my Twitter feed, but this is actually pretty cool.

Make Magazine (via Hacked Gadgets, which you need to check out) writer Ted Kinsman posted an article about a pretty cool way to photograph water droplets at high speeds using a homemade Mariotte’s Bottle device and some circuit applications.  Easy and peasy, actually — try it yourself!

you know, in all of that spare time you have between job/home/family/life…


From Make Magazine:

Ted posted this photo of the rig:


The Drip Rig


You have to check out this article!

JOL Sunday Flickr, #32

In the movie Basquiat, there is this little story that Jeffrey Wright says as a voice over as Jean-Michel Basquiat that just absolutely murders me every time I hear it:

“There was this little prince with a magic crown.  An evil warlock kidnapped him, locked him in a cell in a huge tower and took away his voice.  There was a window made of bars.  The prince would smash his head against the bars hoping that someone would hear the sound and find him.  The crown made the most beautiful sound that anyone ever heard.  You could hear the ringing for miles.  It was so beautiful, that people wanted to grab the air.  They never found the prince.  He never got out of the room.  But the sound he made filled everything up with beauty.”

I will always wonder why this dead man’s crazy art appeals to me so deeply.

"Untitled" by Jean Michel Basquiat

“Untitled” by Jean Michel Basquiat

This week’s JOL Sunday Flickr, a late night edition, because — well, because I was up:


RGB is the way-to-be!


National Velvet

Web & LED par


Apple Store in big apple


circus wall

Urinetown! 2007: The Cops in the Dark Scene

so much light

crystal green




I hope for everyone reading this you have found something that woke up something in you.

JOL Sunday Flickr #31

As many times as I write this post, I always see something new in the material.  I love sharing these works with the world.  Do you ever check out the JimOnLight Flickr Group?

SVO Always Near

Sortidor d'aigüa

Sometimes nature needs no filter. #nofilter

Shooting Star

Lake Alexandrina Sunrise


Dead Sea & Holy Light

Light up the dark!

Light and shadow

Light and Shadow


The Mudhouse

Sunrise at Taylors Mistake B.efore O.ptics---

---swefog - live t26 evo2---


light trails

Lollapalooza 2011

the beauty in layers

I hope one of these motivates you somehow creatively.  Have an amazing remainder of your Sunday.

Portraits of Photographers With/Without Cameras

This is such a cool article!  Fubiz posted this a few weeks ago, I’m still catching up from getting ready for this upcoming training season!

So generally, Rich Johnson (the photog behind the photos) wanted to catch the expressions behind the cameras for these photographers.  Some of these are absolutely great!!!





THIS guy below!  AWESOME goof face!





JOL Sunday Flickr #30

It’s been quite the week, huh.

I know people come and visit the JOL Sunday Flickr posts every Sunday that they get posted… this particular episode happens to be #30 for those keeping track, officially on the “JOL Sunday Flickr” moniker…

Today we’re doing peaceful.  Peaceful is good today.  Tomorrow or the next day is going to be a rough watch, because I was given an exclusive interview with Shawn London of Eagles of Death Metal.  As soon as the Vice episode with Eagles of Death Metal posts, we’re going to post our interview.  It’s fucking rough, you guys, but it needs to be heard.

Here’s the Vice interview video intro, it actually airs this coming week some time.  Teaser is just not very fucking apropos right now, is it.

Ok, back to some peace. Please, check out the Flickr Group photo pool. People post some excellent stuff there, support your amateur (and professional!) photographers!


file under open xy

---dw--- B.efore O.ptics---


Light Curtain

the beauty of an arriving storm

shadows of refraction

Abstract motion lights


Wow. #florida #skies

Never gets old, that view


Light and drops

Tunnel Driving


Si ens llevem ...


wax on wax off

O What A Sunrise!

6:30 a.m.

Pretty Florida skies.

ben d'hora, ben d'hora...


JOL Sunday Flickr #28


Do you Flickr?  Are you still adding lots of your photos to the social photo sharing site of record?

We would hope that you would feel welcome to join the JimOnLight Flickr Group and share your awesome photos of light!  Check out this Sunday’s offerings from a great group of photogs sharing their lumen captures…  make sure to pay tribute and visit the pages of each shot, they’ earned it!

JOL Sunday Flickr #24

What a week this has been, very busy and tight with deadlines.  These kind of weeks make me more grateful for things that we take for granted, like having someone I love, regardless of where she is right now.  These kind of weeks make me grateful to have a job and friends, and that those friends are from coast to coast.  A week like this one, where Monday morning starts with something shitty and ends with something awesome, and every day between has some kind of challenge or problem that has seemingly tight parallel restrictions that make accomplishing the task more difficult.  But what makes us survivors is that we get through weeks like this and come out on the other side saying “hey, challenges!  F*CK YOU!”

Here’s some excellent visual material to which you can stroke your mind’s eye!  Give the photogs some credit, check out their work — and please come on over to Flickr and join the JimOnLight Flickr Group!

JOL Sunday Flickr #21

This has been an awesome and busy week.  My new job — I have to say it is absolutely freaking awesome.  It was literally catered to my skillset, and so far it is a mix of design, creating education, blogging, social media expertise, and using my industry knowledge for the company good.  I absolutely f*cking love it.  It’s also nice to work for a boss who doesn’t demean the employees and come in every morning screaming.  I hope I forget about that experience pretty soon, it literally haunts me like The Blair Witch Project haunted teenagers in the US for months when it came out.  You live and learn, I guess.

It’s a late night JOL Sunday Flickr, but it’s awesome — give these brilliant light capturers your clicks, wouldja? And, AND, check out the JimOnLight Flickr Group!

Rays of Light in Sherwood Forest



Light Shower



UK - London - Design Museum - Wallpiercing 05 - red and yellow


VER at LDI 2012


I hope this is the week of your dreams, everyone!

JOL Sunday Flickr #19


Happy Sunday, everybody!

I hope that today’s installment of photos from the JimOnLight Flickr Group meets your approval as you’re sipping on some coffee surrounded by your loved ones…  or pets…  or absolutely by yourself if that’s what you’ve been dealt today.  I always loved sitting on my 21st story balcony on Sunday mornings in Oklahoma City when I lived there, just staring off in the middle distance at the wonderment that comes from living 252 feet above the street.

Here’s today’s collection of awesome photos by some awesome photographers.  Check them out, and give their respective pages some traffic!  Have an awesome morning, everyone!  AWESOME!

Runway to Mars

Lights in Alingsås #1

Sunset Showoff.

philippines   (  explore  )


Light in The Subway - Canyoneering in Zion National Park


Paris Exposition: night view, Paris, France, 1900

Light & Shadow


in the heat of the fired wing we rise again...




Sunset 3  -  10.16.11

P&O Cruises Ship, The Pacific Pearl, is Twice as Amazing with Projections!

Vivid Sydney 2013 just wrapped up in Sydney, Australia – I mean like on the tenth of June wrapped up.  Vivid Sydney 2013 is a celebration of light around the Sydney Operahouse, and really all around the city!

This year, P&O Cruises took their beauty of a sea vessel, the Pacific Pearl, out for a spin with one small exception — projections all over the boat.  You have GOT to see this!

First, some video:

P&O Cruises – Vivid Sydney 2013 from Romina on Vimeo.


Then, from Alice at MyModernMet, who was apparently in attendance for this amazing visual occasion and makes me very jealous, posted some awesome shots from photog Craig Jewell.  Peep these photos:







Here’s the Pacific Pearl without any lumen interference:

Flickr user FlashFlyGuy —

Awesome.  Stay tuned for more from Vivid Sydney 2013!