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BOOM!: NASA releases images of shock wave created by supersonic jet

This schlieren image dramatically displays the shock wave of a supersonic jet flying over the Mojave Desert. Researchers used NASA-developed image processing software to remove the desert background, then combined and averaged multiple frames to produce a clear picture of the shock waves.

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This schlieren image dramatically displays the shock wave of a supersonic jet flying over the Mojave Desert. Researchers used NASA-developed image processing software to remove the desert background, then combined and averaged multiple frames to produce a clear picture of the shock waves.

The New York Times writes about this exciting image released by NASA on Aug. 25:

Exceeding speeds of 760 miles per hour, supersonic jets pierce the sound barrier with a resounding "BOOM!"

Now, NASA researchers have captured high-resolution images of the shock waves that generate the thunderous moment. They released the new image searlier this week.

Scientists from NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center and Ames Research Center used a 150-year old technique called schlieren photography to reveal how air flowed around the jet as it blasted through the sky.

The Times also explained how the photo was made: 

To take this supersonic shot, NASA pilots flew a jet thousands of feet beneath a second airplane equipped with a high-speed camera. The second plane caught the moment that the jet exceeded Mach 1, the speed of sound.

By using special software, the researchers eliminated the desert background, enabling the usually invisible shock waves, vortices and engine plume to emerge. The researchers said that they hope these images will help them improve designs for future supersonic flights.

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All Eyes photo gallery: Best NFL photos from the weekend

A fan taunts Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots as he takes the field during their preseason NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on August 28, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

A fan taunts Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots as he takes the field during their preseason NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on August 28, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Here are 20 photos from week 3 of NFL preseason action.

 

Selected and posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

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Photos of the week for August 21-August 27: Seven wire images published in the Tampa Bay Times

A Syrian migrant woman carries her child away upon their arrival by a dinghy at the southeastern Greek island of Kos, Greece, early Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Greece this year has been overwhelmed by record numbers of migrants arriving on its eastern Aegean islands, with more than 160,000 landing so far.

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A Syrian migrant woman carries her child away upon their arrival by a dinghy at the southeastern Greek island of Kos, Greece, early Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Greece this year has been overwhelmed by record numbers of migrants arriving on its eastern Aegean islands, with more than 160,000 landing so far.

On Friday we posted seven great staff images that were published in the Tampa Bay Times (or tbt*, our free daily newspaper) from August 21, 2015 through August 27, 2015. Today we are featuring seven great wire photos that were published during that same period.


Selected and posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

 

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Photo poll: Help pick the Reader Photo of the Week!

1. Sunset along Bay Point Dr.

Submitted by John Alexander, Treasure Island, FL.

1. Sunset along Bay Point Dr.

Every day, the Tampa Bay Times publishes a reader-submitted photo on the front page of the BayLink section of the paper. We invite you to vote for the one you like the best. (Please scroll down to cast your vote.)

 

To view our "best of" gallery for reader photos, or to license or purchase a reprint of any image in this gallery, please visit the Times image archive.

Wanna find out which photo received the most votes in last week's poll?

 

Posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

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Looking back at Katrina: Photos and reflections from Times staff photographers

(August 29, 2005) An unidentified resident of the 8th Ward of New Orleans waits to be rescued after tidal surge overwhelmed a levy near communities in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes, flooding a majority of the homes to their roof lines.

[Douglas R. Clifford | Times]

(August 29, 2005) An unidentified resident of the 8th Ward of New Orleans waits to be rescued after tidal surge overwhelmed a levy near communities in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes, flooding a majority of the homes to their roof lines.

On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Tampa Bay Times Director of Photography Boyzell Hosey went through our archives to find some of the most compelling images captured by the Times staff photographers who were sent to cover that terrible storm and its aftermath. Collectively, they paint a picture of people struggling to survive and endure under horrible circumstances.

Here are reflections on Katrina from several of those photographers. …

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Photo poll: Help pick the Staff Photo of the Week

1. (Published August 23, 2015) Children climb the stairs of a tenement in the Helping Land section of Tondo, a slum in Manila. Most of the residents in the densely populated district lack access to clean water, housing, education and health care. Manila, on the Philippine island of Luzon, is a vibrant, charming city still emerging from the devastation of the Battle of Manila during World War II. A visit in April, 70 years after the city was destroyed, revealed a lively arts culture and thriving business class hamstrung by threadbare infrastructure and corrupt government.

[Ben Montgomery | Times]

1. (Published August 23, 2015) Children climb the stairs of a tenement in the Helping Land section of Tondo, a slum in Manila. Most of the residents in the densely populated district lack access to clean water, housing, education and health care. Manila, on the Philippine island of Luzon, is a vibrant, charming city still emerging from the devastation of the Battle of Manila during World War II. A visit in April, 70 years after the city was destroyed, revealed a lively arts culture and thriving business class hamstrung by threadbare infrastructure and corrupt government.

This gallery includes images that were published in the Tampa Bay Times from August 21, 2015 through August 27, 2015. Since we never publish every image from a photo shoot, we've also included some images that did not make it into print. (Please scroll down to cast your vote.)


Wanna find out which photo received the most votes in last week's poll?

Visit the Times image archive to license or purchase a reprint of any image shown above or to see some more photos from the week.

 

Selected and posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

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All Eyes: Our photographers take great photos even when they’re asleep!

Lightning is seen behind the St. Petersburg Pier Thursday, August 20, 2015.

[John Pendygraft | Times]

Lightning is seen behind the St. Petersburg Pier Thursday, August 20, 2015.

Sometime last Thursday while I was sleeping I made a pretty cool picture of a lightning strike behind the St. Petersburg Pier.

Cool, because I didn't even know there was a lightning storm. And cool because, well, I was sleeping.

My former boss Jack Sheppard had the idea of doing a time lapse of the Pier when they (finally) got around to demolishing it. He volunteered a great view from the window of his mother-in-law, Bonnie Rohrbaugh.

I set the camera up last week with a remote control that takes one picture every ten minutes. Those pictures will eventually become a time lapse video that will show the Pier coming down in about one minute.

Yesterday I stopped by Bonnie's condo to see if the camera was still clicking away. I pulled the pictures off to see how things were going and saw this one in the middle of several hundred nearly identical frames of the Pier taken over the course of six days.

Booya!

I guess if you take enough pictures of anything, lightning will eventually strike.

So keep on clicking Tampa Bay!

John Pendygraft, Times staff photographer

 

 

 

 

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All Eyes: Reflections on this morning's storm clouds

Dark storm clouds gathering to the west behind the Tampa skyline as thunderstorms move out of the Gulf of Mexico. Shot just east of downtown Tampa early Thursday morning. Two of my favorite things storms and reflections. Shot with an iPhone

[Skip O’Rourke | Times]

Dark storm clouds gathering to the west behind the Tampa skyline as thunderstorms move out of the Gulf of Mexico. Shot just east of downtown Tampa early Thursday morning. Two of my favorite things storms and reflections. Shot with an iPhone

Dark storm clouds gathering to the west behind the Tampa skyline as thunderstorms move out of the Gulf of Mexico. Shot just east of downtown Tampa early Thursday morning (8/27/15). Two of my favorite things are storms and reflections. Shot with an iPhone

Skip O'Rourke, Times staff photographer

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All Eyes photo gallery: Shadows, silhouettes and the chiaroscuro of photos

The birch flies off the fence as a runner clears it at Fontwell racecourse on August 25, 2015 in Fontwell, England.

(Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

The birch flies off the fence as a runner clears it at Fontwell racecourse on August 25, 2015 in Fontwell, England.

As a photo archivist, I am very interested in what makes a photo stand out for someone. If you asked ten different people to look at a group of photos and pick out their favorite, you might very well end up with ten different photos.

For me, one of the things that catches my eye is the play of light and shadow, the chiaroscuro of the photo, if you will. (In plain English, I'm a sucker for silhouettes and lighting contrasts.)

I just looked through a few hundred recent wire images and ended up selecting five of them as "postworthy." It was only after the fact that I noticed that they all featured shadows, silhouettes or sharp contrasts between light and dark.

Like I said, I'm a sucker for silhouettes.

 

Selected and posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

 

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All Eyes photo gallery: Bruce Springsteen photos in honor of 40th anniversary of 'Born to Run'

(November 15 1975) Original caption: Bruce Springsteen appeared in concert with the E Street Band and proved to Suncoast rock fans that he is a rising star on the rock scene.

[Steve Smith | Times]

(November 15 1975) Original caption: Bruce Springsteen appeared in concert with the E Street Band and proved to Suncoast rock fans that he is a rising star on the rock scene.

Forty years ago today Bruce Springsteen released his third studio album, Born to Run. In honor of the milestone, we've compiled 20 Springsteen photos from between 1975 to 2012.

We've also republished a 2005 Floridian feature in which Times staffers remember their first time seeing the Boss.

And while we here in the newsroom celebrate Springsteen, we invite you to take part as well! Share your favorite concert photos and Bruce Springsteen memories on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #tbtspringsteen.

For more Springsteen photos, please visit the Times image archive.

 

Selected and posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

 

 

 

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All Eyes: Butterfly garden photos from Times photographer Jim Damaske

Volunteer Nathan Hall prunes the cutleaf coneflower.

[Jim Damaske | Times]

Volunteer Nathan Hall prunes the cutleaf coneflower.

Tampa Bay Times photographer Jim Damaske visited the Florida Botanical Gardens on a recent Thursday morning, where a volunteer work crew (some are Master Gardeners) work in the newly expanded butterfly garden located on the Children's Trail. The garden has been expanded to 8,000 square feet, making it one of the largest open butterfly gardens in Florida. The trail includes fairy houses (small wooden structures) for the butterfly chrysalises, artwork, and musical instruments for the kids to play. "And the wonderful thing is it's free," said Liz Pearson a volunteer who designed the new garden area. The garden is pesticide free and recently lady bugs were released in the garden to combat aphids. Pearson says the garden is home to ten species of butterflies that are breeding there and another ten species have been visiting the garden, giving visitors the potential to see a variety of butterflies.

Visit the Times image archive to license or purchase a reprint of any image in this gallery.

 

Posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

 

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Photo gallery: Best NFL photos from the weekend

Quinton Patten #11 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after blocking a punt for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter of a preseason game on August 23, 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

[Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images]

Quinton Patten #11 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after blocking a punt for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter of a preseason game on August 23, 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Here are 10 photos from week 2 of NFL preseason action.

 

 

 

 

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Photos of the week for August 14-August 20: Seven wire images published in the Tampa Bay Times

Pendo Noni, left, and Kabula Masanja play a memory card game in New York on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. One out of every 1,400 citizens in Tanzania has albinism. Pendo and Kabula were attacked and dismembered in the belief that their body parts will bring wealth. (Photo published August 19, 2015)

[AP Photo/Julie Jacobson]

Pendo Noni, left, and Kabula Masanja play a memory card game in New York on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. One out of every 1,400 citizens in Tanzania has albinism. Pendo and Kabula were attacked and dismembered in the belief that their body parts will bring wealth. (Photo published August 19, 2015)

On Friday we posted seven great staff images that were published in the Tampa Bay Times (or tbt*, our free daily newspaper) from August 14, 2015 through August 20, 2015. Today we are featuring seven great wire photos that were published during that same period.


Selected and posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

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Photo poll: Help us pick the Reader Photo of the Week

5. Getting the daily lecture

Submitted by Ernesto Mancini, Hudson, FL.

5. Getting the daily lecture

Every day, the Tampa Bay Times publishes a reader-submitted photo on the front page of the BayLink section of the paper. We invite you to vote for your favorite from this week's photos.

 

Please scroll down to cast your vote.

To view our "best of" gallery for reader photos, or to license or purchase a reprint of any image in this gallery, please visit the Times image archive.

Wanna find out which photo received the most votes in last week's poll?

You can also vote for the Tampa Bay Times staff photo of the week.


Posted by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

 

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Photo poll: Help pick the Staff Photo of the Week

(Published August 20, 2015) Photo for 2015 tbt* Barguide of Southern Nights in Ybor City. (Saturday, August 1, 2015.)

[Luis Santana | Times]

(Published August 20, 2015) Photo for 2015 tbt* Barguide of Southern Nights in Ybor City. (Saturday, August 1, 2015.)

This gallery includes images that were published in the Tampa Bay Times from August 14, 2015 through August 20, 2015. Since we never publish every image from a photo shoot, we've also included some images that did not make it into print.

 

Please scroll down to cast your vote.

Wanna find out which photo received the most votes in last week's poll?

Visit the Times image archive to license or purchase a reprint of any image shown above or to see more photos from the week.

 

Selected by Times photo archivist Tim Rozgonyi

 

 

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