Feb. Flickr Photo of the Month: Lensbaby!

February 10, 2009

This month’s featured photographer is Etee.

When most people think of a Natural Science Museum, the first image that pops into their head is the Paleontology Hall. Giant dinosaurs towering over your head, reminding us of a time long past. How many of us have photos of ourselves standing next to the terrible Tyrannosaurus-Rex, one of the most vicious predators to every walk the face of the Earth? In his photo , Etee gives us a unique perspective of this tremendous beast.

Heres what Etee had to say about his photo:

The day I took this photo, I was visiting the Museum to get some shots of the “Dinosaur Mummy: CSI” exhibit with my new Lensbaby.  Afterwards, I walked through the permanent exhibits taking more photos, finally coming to the T-Rex skeleton.  One of the things I like about this lens is that it produces an image similar to what is shown on TV as being “through the eyes of the beast”, and I wondered how this perspective would change the image from that of “static museum exhibit” to a more imaginative “how would this critter have looked back in the day…”  While it did not take the T-rex out of the museum, it did really focus attention on that mouth and all those sharp teeth – something I am certain its prey also saw.

So, what’s this Photo of the Month feature all about? Our science museum is lucky enough to have talented and enthusiastic people who visit us every day – wandering our halls, grounds and satellite facilities, capturing images of the wonders on display here that rival the beauty of the subjects themselves. Thankfully, many share their photos with us and everyone else in our HMNS Flickr group – and we’re posting our favorites here, on the Museum’s blog, once a month. (You can check out all our previous picks here or here.)


20090111_8467 by Etee

Many thanks to Etee for allowing us to share his stunning beautiful photograph. We hope this and all the other amazing photography in our group on Flickr will inspire you to bring a camera along next time you’re here – and show us what you see.

Authored By Steven Cowan

Steven never dreamed his first job out of college would be in public relations, and on top of that working for one of the top museums in the country. After all, he majored in History at Vassar College. Within three months of graduation, he landed a spot in the PR department and has not looked back since. He is fast becoming a communications fanatic, spending a tremendous amount of his time promoting the museum and all it has to offer.

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