Monday, February 08, 2010

Moving Pictures

"Daisy Galloping"  by Eadweard Muybridge 1887

I'm always wondering where to get good pictures for the blog..I take some OK ones but using other people's photos sometimes requires permission and in some cases payment..I find that Flickr is a good source and as long as the photographer posts that you can share his or her work you usually just need to give a link back to where you found the picture. My Flickr Account is nothing compared some of the quality photos you'll find out there.

Another great place to find photos and other media that you can use is at Wikimedia Commons  where you will find all sorts of picture categories like the animated  above, or just below...

Newton's Cradle a finalist for animated picture of the year in 2006

I didn't know I could post animated pictures !! Damn I am getting smarter and smarter....

4 comments:

TerminallyUniq said...

but what IS that newton's cradle thing????

TOM said...

Named after Sir Isaac Newton, Newton's cradle is a clear visual example of the conservation of both momentum (mass x velocity) and kinetic energy (0.5 x mass x velocity^2) in a mechanical system.

Also known and sold as executive toy.

Momzy said...

Some Executives should be paying closer attention to business and less to playing with toys. Just an observation by me, in light of the present economy! Neat pictures tho!

TerminallyUniq said...

well aren't you a smarty-boom-barty, mr. tom ;)