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October 30, 2010
Holy Lit Up Toledo!
Fifty photographers got together to take a night time shot of Toledo, with the dark areas of the city lit up using hand held flashes.
11 years ago
Oh, Toledo, Spain... I was kinda hoping for Toledo, Ohio, birthplace of my maternal grandmother and Corporal Klinger on M*A*S*H (although she insisted they never met). No, seriously, when you say "Toledo", I think "Ohio" and not just for some kind of jingoistic American pride. For the record, I KNOW Paris, Texas is a joke, okay? Anyway, ooooooooh, purty!!!
Is that the Maumee River? See, I didn't believe it for a minute. There's no way you could get 50 photographers with real cameras to be in Toledo at the same time. Well, maybe if there was a MudHens game...
These pictures lend the old city a fairytale quality which I've never associated with it before. Interesting how much work went into this.
THAT is beautiful! On the one hand, I think it's just fantastic, on the other, I think about the energy being used and the light pollution it's causing. Oh, the difficulty of being a Gemini!
How much energy do hand held flashes use?
At least the light pollution by the photographers is temporary. I'm right there with you on light pollution in general though. Found an online estimate of
for a flashgun. A standard 60W incandescent bulb uses that in about three quarters of a second - so 45J is not a lot of energy in the scheme of things. According to
a AA alkaline battery contains a little over 9000 joules of energy, or enough for 200 flashes.
Wow. Thanks, polychrome. Do I recall correctly that you're a librarian?
Anyway, finding such data is beyond my competence.
I am a librarian...on the
inside just an engineer these days
??? shoulda been
shutting up now