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Welcome to the vedphoto blog! Here you can keep up-to-date on research (Fluid Lensing), exhibitions (Physics In Vogue and Reactive Reefs) and photo-shoots. Learn about the techniques and stories behind my images by searching for a location or keyword. That picture of fruit bats from Northern Madagascar - I had to wade waist-high in bat guano to get it! Always a humbling experience.

Vedphoto Holiday Sale!

November 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Head on over to the vedphoto store where you can purchase items from past exhibitions to help support future public exhibitionsstudent internships and scientific research! Any support is much appreciated in helping me raise funds for new equipment to process all of the 3D Reactive Reefs reef mapping data and trip expenses.

Holiday Sale - 15% off orders over $50 with code: VEDPHOTOSALE2014 & free shipping on all orders now until January 15, 2015!

Complete your order by 15 December for delivery by 25 Dec (continental USA guarantee).
Orders placed after the 15th will be fulfilled by Jan 12.
All items listed are in-stock and ready to ship.
 
Thank you for supporting my mission and I hope you enjoy your hand-made piece!
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DSC_9385-Edit copy-2vedphoto holiday sale 2013

DSC_9385-Edit copy-2vedphoto holiday sale 2013

 

DSC_9385-Edit copy-2vedphoto holiday sale 2013


Stanford Student ARTS brochure

November 26, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

My work and imagery were featured as part of the 2014 Stanford Student ARTS brochure. Thank you Pam Stone for sharing my work!

Stanford Student ARTS brochure

 


Reactive Reefs Exhibition @ The World Parks Congress, Sydney!

November 23, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Reactive Reefs @ The World Parks CongressPresenting Reactive Reefs at the Oceans + Pavilion at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney

 

Thanks to a generous grant from Barbara Hibino and Carl Page at the Anthropocene Institute, I was able to share the Reactive Reefs exhibition at the decadal IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney Australia last week.

I was invited to share a portable version of the Reactive Reefs exhibit at the Oceans+ Pavilion as well as participate in a plenary with Dr. Sylvia Earle (can you believe it!) and Dan Laffoley titled "The Future is Cool."

With my colleagues Erica Parke and Blanche D'Anastasi, we presented another talk at the Oceans+ Pavilion titled "Stromatolites, Quadcopters and Sea Snakes." We discussed some of the latest results from our joint collaboration to map the stromatolites of Hamelin Pool, Western Australia and, among other things, what a physicist, biologist and geologist all have in common!

It was truly a phenomenal experience to be surrounded by caretakers of planet Earth and learn about their tremendous efforts and contributions to the worlds most precious resources.

Interview at the Oceans+ Pavilion after the Stromatolite talk (16:00 onwards):

New video rendering showing the latest Reactive Reefs coral map data captured in American Samoa:

Fluid Lensing Overview

3D Coral Reef Diorama:

Coral Diorama demo

Reactive Reefs exhibit at the World Parks Congress one pager:

World Parks Congress Trip Slideshow:


Imagining the Universe on the front page of Stanford.edu

November 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

My astrophotography images were featured on the front page of Stanford's website as part of a piece titled "Imagining the universe." Click on the image below to see the feature live on their website! Thank you Robin Wander for the wonderful feature. I am looking forward to the year-long series of speakers, exhibitions and events discussed in the article!

Stanford front pageImagining the universe

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Reactive Reefs 3D Coral Diorama Prototype!

November 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

As part of the Reactive Reefs project, we aim to transport the public to coastal reefs systems and inspire protection and conservation efforts for these rainforests of the sea. Using my Fluid Lensing technique, we are able to create 3D images of reefs systems we fly over at cm-scale and higher resolutions. You can see the fluid lensing overview used to create the map in the second video below.

Below you can see an overview of the interactive 3D Coral Diorama. Also, you can read more about how we made this diorama in the paper below by my summer interns at NASA Ames, Charlene Cuellar and Megan Prakash. We look forward to sharing the next three dioramas we are putting together soon! If you would like to see this firsthand, come by the NASA booth at AGU in SF Dec. 14-19. Reactive Reefs 3D Coral DioramaPrototype for the Reactive Reefs Exhibition

Fluid Lensing overview:

Fluid Lensing Overview

Coral diorama paper by Charlene and Megan:

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