Black stars

burner_300.jpgBlack stars, judging from an article in this month’s Scientific American, are all the buzz in theoretical astrophysical circles of late. Here, at, the buzz has more to do with a bad haircut we once had (and, trust me, that wasn’t even close to the worst haircut(s) I ever had).

But, we continue to be inspired to take photographs, against the best judgment of time, which holds that those who show a little talent in their youth, show much less in their sunset years. Nevertheless we took the photo you see here, inspired, no doubt, by a photo we saw on Facebook, shot by a younger and much better photog, Texas-based Greg Kendall-Ball, whom we met at the Southwest Photojournalists Conference last year. Yeah, OK, so it’s the burner on my stove… we don’t get out much, and we’re trying…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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2 Responses to Black stars

  1. Beth Ann Daye says:

    This is really cool. I thought it looked a lot like a gas stove burner, but I was willing to believe anything. 🙂 Now did you take a photo of something that emits its own light without getting “blowing out” the photo with too much light?

  2. cg says:

    The Nikon did it all for me Beth, exposure, focus etc. In the ol days I would have bracketed.

    The hard part was holding the camera directly over the burner – surprise, surprise, it was hot!

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