Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
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Try giving that name at a spelling bee! So why am I talking about Eadweard Muybridge? He was a major force in photography in the late 19th Century. The guy also was kinda scary looking.
He was born Edward James Muggeridge in England, but went thru many incantations until he settled on this moniker. Different strokes for different folks. He ended up in San Francisco and went to Yosemite to work his craft. He shot a lot of pix at Yosemite. Here’s one:
He is more famous for convincing then Governor Leland Stanford that all four of a horse’s hooves are off the ground at the same time during a gallop. His “stop action” technique was actually a forerunner of motion pictures. The San Francisco Museum of Art is hosting a Muybridge exhibition now thru June 7. Some of his Yosemite shots will be displayed.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Asked a girl what she wanted to be. She said baby, can’t you see. I wanna be famous, a star on the screen but you can do something in between. Baby you can drive my car – Yes I’m gonna be a star. Baby you can drive my car and baby I love you.” – The Beatles
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