The forerunner to the photographic camera was the camera obscura. In the fifth century B.C., the Chinese philosopher Mo Ti noted that a pinhole can form an inverted and focused image, when light passes through the hole and into a dark area. Mo Ti is the first recorded person to have exploited this phenomenon to trace the inverted image to create a picture. Writing in the fourth century B.C., Aristotle also mentioned this principle. He described observing a partial solar eclipse in 330 B.C. by seeing the image of the Sun projected through the small spaces between the leaves of a tree. In the tenth century, the Arabic scholar Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen) also wrote about observing a solar eclipse through a pinhole, and he described how a sharper image could be produced by making the opening of the pinhole smaller. English philosopher Roger Bacon wrote about these optical principles in his 1267 treatise Perspectiva. By the fifteenth century, artists and scientists were using this phenomenon to make observations. Originally, an observer had to enter an actual room, in which a pinhole was made on one wall. On the opposite wall, the observer would view the inverted image of the outside. The name camera obscura, Latin for “dark room”, derives from this early implementation of the optical phenomenon. The term was first coined by mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler in his Ad Vitellionem paralipomena of 1604.
The use of photographic film was pioneered by George Eastman, who started manufacturing paper film in 1885 before switching to celluloid in 1889. His first camera, which he called the “Kodak,” was first offered for sale in 1888. It was a very simple box camera with a fixed-focus lens and single shutter speed, which along with its relatively low price appealed to the average consumer. The Kodak came pre-loaded with enough film for 100 exposures and needed to be sent back to the factory for processing and reloading when the roll was finished. By the end of the 19th century Eastman had expanded his lineup to several models including both box and folding cameras.
The Wurlitzer was the iconic jukebox of the Big Band era, to the extent that Wurlitzer came in some places to be a generic name for any jukebox. (In Hungarian, “wurlitzer” still means “jukebox”, for example – despite Hungarian only using the letter W for foreign language words). Wurlitzer’s success was due to a first rate marketing department (headed by future Indiana Senator Homer Capehart), the reliable Simplex record changer, and the designs of engineer Paul Fuller who created many cabinet styles in the “lightup” design idiom. Another significant factor contributing to Wurlitzer’s success was the end of Prohibition in 1933 and the resulting increase in the market for coin-operated music machines in bars and dance halls. -wikipedia
Autumn returns much too early in the cool night air. The days of old have already been swept by the wind into the sunset. Another year is coming to an end and what once was born has given way to the past. The new will replace the old and the old will wither in the darken skies. Tomorrow will come and yesterday will be forgotten. A kid’s laughter will become a father and mother’s smiles, and life will become old again. The sweet smell of roses is no more. If you blink, you will have missed a lifetime. Stay young, stay fresh. Yesterday came early and tomorrow is almost over.
This type of photograph would look terrific on a large canvas or as a metal print, but a print on any other media would look just as stunning!
This photo artwork would look terrific as a large canvas print, and a print on any other media would look just as stunning!
A holy cross floating in and out of this world? Three moons orbiting the sky? A United Airlines 747 Jet flying freely upside down? This can’t possibly happen in real life!? But it can, this and much more happens “When Pigs Fly”!
Painterly Style photo art inspired by the Brunaille style of painting have an overall golden brown brush stroke underpainting texture in the tradition of master painters of the Renaissance period. This painterly Brunaille style has been technologically renewed and reinvented here in a modern contemporary photo artwork with a hybrid more colorful palette all its own. The result is a dreamy nostalgic brush feel with dashes of playfully brilliant colors having the best of both vintage and contemporary vocabularies. This type of artwork would look terrific on a large canvas, and a print on any other media would look just as stunning!
A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fueled by burning combustible material, usually coal, wood or oil, to produce steam in a boiler. The steam moves reciprocating pistons which are mechanically connected the locomotive’s main wheels. Both fuel and water supplies are carried with the locomotive, either on the locomotive itself or in wagons (tenders) pulled behind.
The US started developing steam locomotives in 1830 with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Tom Thumb. This was the first US-built locomotive to run in America, Stourbridge Lion being the first, although it was intended as a demonstration of the potential of steam traction, rather than as a revenue-earning locomotive. Many of the earliest locomotives for American railroads were imported from Great Britain, including the Stourbridge Lion and the John Bull (still the oldest operable engine-powered vehicle in the United States of any kind, as of 1981) but a domestic locomotive manufacturing industry was quickly established, with locomotives like the DeWitt Clinton being built in the 1830s -Wikipedia