Milk Drop Coronet
- Harold Eugene Edgerton, American, 1903-1990
- Born: Fremont, NE
- Work Locations: Cambridge, MA
The strobe light was an obscure piece of laboratory equipment before MIT professor Harold Edgerton got his hands on it and turned it into a common tool—every flash camera has one nowadays, thanks to him. Edgerton’s improved strobe could create a burst of light so short and so bright that he could create a photo of something that could not be seen with the naked eye. Yet his work was about much more than just stopping time; Edgerton had a real sense of beauty and drama. This surprising and beautiful photograph of a milk drop hitting a saucer and splashing up into a coronet shape is a good example of the beautiful things Edgerton “saw” with his camera.
- "Exposure: Photos from the Vault"—Denver Art Museum, 4/30/2010 - 10/31/2010