A Tribute to Stephen Hawking, 1942 - 2018

The Big Bang

With the passing of Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds we have ever known, it seems fitting to create an image that illustrates some of the strange and bizarre aspects of Theoretical Physics.  Here I have been experimenting with some techniques that yield some interesting and unpredictable results.  Each photograph starts out as a "normal" image, a landscape, architectural form or something similar.   I have then applied some standard photographic techniques to create the image I have imagined for the subject.  There are several steps to achieve the result you see here, I use filters and adjustments on the base image until it looks like the image I want.  This image represents the violent events that occurred at the time of the Big Bang - the beginning of the Universe.  Another example in this series can be seen on the home page.