Photographic impact

By Phil Plait | April 27, 2009 2:00 pm
Stan Gaz: impact photography

Stan Gaz is a photographer who has taken a series of pictures of impact structures — the one here is Meteor Crater in Arizona (click to embiggen).

Starting April 30 and running through June 6, his photos will be on exhibit in New York City. Arrrg! I was just there! I would love to see this! Any BABloggees in the Big Apple — especially ones who just saw my talk on this very topic at the Hayden Planetarium — should check this out.

I imagine his prints will be on sale, too. And say, isn’t my birthday soon?

Tip o’ the headless hat to RedSeaRoadkill.


Comments (16)

  1. You want us to buy you pictures of holes in the ground for your birthday? Consider it done.

  2. Daffy

    In this era of sterile digital snapshots, it is WONDERFUL to see someone carrying on the the tradition of Ansel Adams and people like him.

  3. So, when IS your birthday?

    Those are some stunning photgraphs. I wish I could go see the show too.

  4. The Ottawa (Canada) Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society have a team of explorers that are documenting the impact structures of this continent.

    Chuck O’Dale

  5. SLC

    A million years ago, before the crater became a national monument, I hiked down to the bottom. At that time, there was the remains of a mining excavation near the center, which seems to have been removed in the interim.

  6. Well, Phil, you know I love you and all… However, at $5000 for 30 x 40 inch image? I’d be hard pressed to pick one of these up for my lovely wife… Even when she likes me…

  7. Nigel Depledge

    @ DarylScience –
    $5000 for a big print? I am so in the wrong line of work!

  8. Nigel Depledge

    BA, if you’re fishing for birthday gifts, how’s this one: I just got my copy of DFTS from Amazon last night. See you at TAM: London (I hope).

  9. Rob

    *singing* Heaven. I’m in Heaven.

    Awesome picture!

  10. Nice picture. I’m not sure how he made the crater look like the apex of a hill, but the surrounding area is VERY flat. Mining ruins still litter the area (they gave up looking for the main mass of the impactor about 100 years ago.

    Also, it’s interesting to note how close the impact came to the visitor’s center! (old Gene Shoemaker joke)

  11. You should all know by now that Phil is a con artist. I have it on good authority (his birth records) that his birthday is five months away.

  12. I’m not certain what “civikity” is. You’d think I would know how to spell my own name!


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