Thursday, October 28, 2010

First Human Photographed

Jonah (as his friends call him) has an interesting find up at NRO: The above image from PetaPixel:

This photograph of Boulevard du Temple in Paris was made in 1838 by Louis Daguerre, the brilliant guy that invented the daguerreotype process of photography. Aside from its distinction of being a super early photograph, it’s also the first photograph to ever include a human being. Because the image required an exposure time of over ten minutes, all the people, carriages, and other moving things disappear from the scene. However, in the bottom left hand corner is a man who just so happened to stay somewhat still during the shot — he was having his shoes shined.

Interesting. Very interesting. But not as interesting as what you get if you zoom in still further and apply the amazing CSI algorithm:

The Doctor! I only wish he had been caught talking on a cell phone.