Savannah Banana and the Mystic Fruit Fly
Savannah Day 2, Part II. We were moseying around town, making our way closer towards our planned lunch spot, when suddenly we noticed a banana peel on the ground. Banana peels bring to mind visions of people (or cartoon characters) slipping into the air and landing flat on their back as soon as their foot (or vehicle) comes in contact with a seemingly harmless banana peel.
Apparently there has been research on the slipperiness of banana peels on a level that warranted an IgNobel prize in physics. Interestingly, researchers found that "the polysaccharide follicular gels that give banana skins their slippery properties are also found in the membranes where our bones meet." (Source) These findings could one day help to improve artificial joints. You can read more about their research here.
Anyways, this potentially dangerous banana peel just so happened to be rotting away on a visually striking tiled entryway to what appeared to be a closed store front. The entryway was composed of white tile with diagonally black lines that had a vibrational quality about them. It was a visual field day! I decided to experiment with zoom blurs and motion blurs through camera movement with slower shutter speeds. Four samples of the results are below. Which do you like better? 1, 2, 3, or 4? Leave your vote in the comments.