Last week, photo and story of a melted NASA camera went viral. Most of us believed that it happened because the camera was too close to the launch pad. However, in a recent article, NASA explains what really happened to Bill Ingalls’ Canon camera. As it turns out – it was actually one of the furthest cameras from the pad.
Photographing a rocket launch can be very unfriendly to your camera, as we have seen before. But today, a post on my Facebook feed appeared and I saw just how bad it can get. NASA photographer Bill Ingalls was photographing a rocket launch on 22 May 2018 and he shared the photos of his poor camera after it. It’s completely melted, but hey – at least he saved some of the photos.
I have to admit, “What happens when you microwave a DSLR?” wasn’t a question that ever really entered my head. But when I heard of this video from Daytripper Photo, I had to know the answer. Even though I felt pretty sure I knew what the answer would be. It turned out that my guess was correct. Yes, that’s right, it melts. It turns into a black gooey molten puddle of plastic. But it’s still fun to watch.
Photographing volcanoes can be dangerous, but it’s certainly an experience to remember. Israel-based photographer Erez Marom traveled to Hawaii to try it for himself, and he captured the magnificent view of hot lava flows. But there was a price to pay – and he paid with his gear.
He used a drone to get some aerial shots. But at one point, he got too close and the hot lava melted the plastic. Fortunately, Erez still managed to save the photos, and he kindly shared them with DIYP. And although his drone is destroyed – it was definitely worth it.
The guys from YouTube channel Amazing Timelapse exposed a plastic Konica film camera to harsh acetone fumes. It turns out, the camera can’t survive them for very long, and it starts melting like the butter. It’s not as harsh as shooting or smashing. I can say it’s even oddly satisfying to watch.
Micheal Massaia’s collection of photos, Transmogrify, has been receiving mixed reactions. For some, the images are nauseating, some find them hypnotizing, while, for others, they’re simply mouthwatering. In fact, they may be some odd combination of all those things. Massaia himself describes them as “mesmerizing, disturbing, and humorous.” But, looking past the surface of things, as artists tend to do, you’ll see the images are based on something much more introspective. At the metaphorical heart of the colorful, swirling pools of liquescent dairy products sits a heaping dose of nostalgia just waiting to be recognized.[Read More…]