As for the meteor that flew over Chelyabinsk in Russia this morning...
I'm sure you've all seen videos of this spectacular event; the meteor was the size of a 10 ton truck... and another asteroid is passing very close to Earth this Friday evening, the size of a small swimming pool. Here are some Photoshop responses from Russian sources regarding the first event:
(right image shows the zinc plant damaged by the shock wave)
Russia is full of interesting military installations (shown here are the Duga-3 Radar System and the Don-2N Radar futuristic enclosure), yet it was impossible to track this celestial visitor, as it was obscured by the Sun:
The Spectacular Moment of Impact!
High-speed impact photography by Alan Seyler can at once astonish and provide irresistible desire to try your own hand at high-speed photography, slowing down that "wonderful moment of impact":
"Simpler is better... So I'll prepare an instrument or an apparatus for a picture then just go for it. If I'm lucky it works out the first time, but often the initial test tells me how the idea will actually look or be rendered."
All images are created in-camera, on a flatbed scanner, or in the darkroom. No content is created or added digitally:
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