Nabokov's Notebook

Nabokov's Notebook A blog about the science in art and the art in science.
"I discovered in nature the nonutilitarian delights that I sought in art. Both were a form of magic, both were a game of intricate enchantment and deception." -Vladimir Nabokov (Writer, Lepidopterist.)

As photographer Diane Tuft flew over the Great Salt Lake in Utah many years ago, she took a moment to snap a few shots with her digital camera. But when Tuft returned to her studio, she was surprised to find images that appeared to be much more vivid than what she remembered seeing.   
As it turns out, dry, cloudless days in the desert create a UV-rich environment that can be captured in digital form as a surrealistic image like Tuft’s photograph here: The Red Sea. The lake contains halobacteria which both withstand and reflect UV radiation—giving the water the dramatic red hue that it is known for. 

As photographer Diane Tuft flew over the Great Salt Lake in Utah many years ago, she took a moment to snap a few shots with her digital camera. But when Tuft returned to her studio, she was surprised to find images that appeared to be much more vivid than what she remembered seeing.   

As it turns out, dry, cloudless days in the desert create a UV-rich environment that can be captured in digital form as a surrealistic image like Tuft’s photograph here: The Red Sea. The lake contains halobacteria which both withstand and reflect UV radiation—giving the water the dramatic red hue that it is known for. 

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