Toronto. In 1957 an Engineer at M.I.T. perfected this image of the corona created by a drop of milk falling on a flat surface. The image, by Dr Harold Edgerton, is one of 100 images chosen by TIME magazine. The story behind each image in the 100 is told by a short essay and some times a video like the one about Edgerton and his high speed photos and movies.
We often hear of Edgerton’s jaw dropping images taken with a ultra fast electronic flash and a camera with a special shutter, now we can hear and see the steps that led to this fascination with every day things that happen too fast for the human eye to see.
My thanks to George Dunbar for discovering this nifty site and the story behind TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential Photographs.