Fabonacci Rules!


Should have seen the floppy leaf though… Bad photographer!

And the simple fact is…

 A tiling with squares whose side lengths are successive Fibonacci numbers
In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers are the numbers in the following integer sequence, called the Fibonacci sequence, and characterised by the fact that every number after the first two is the sum of the two preceding ones… 

Ok, snagged from Wiki and to be honest, I haven’t captured the most obvious example but at least I’ve got something…

Refraction tomorrow.



Manual 365/144 Got That?… Nope!

-1 x -1= 1 but the square root of one is one the square root of minus one is 1i and that that mucks with my mind and apparently it’s an Imaginary Number… I can grasp that in certain conditions x hitting y at really ridiculously high energy results in x+y-z and that we have no idea where z’s gone but there are people looking and they’re looking hard (there’s going to be a Noble prize waiting in the 11th dimension for them when they find it)  I love the fact that these people exist… My son loves the fact they exist too and he also loves the fact that when he starts getting excited about complicated math and Imaginary Numbers his Dads knuckles start to drag the floor and his brow thickens while a slightly perplexed look settles across his face…
So, based on the conversation we have just had I’m dedicating this blog to all of the hard working, relentless, frustrated, amazing Scientists around the world making it a better place and bringing us the Universe. Thank you!
Just a couple of things though…
1. These Photons are mine (They’re not I know but indulge me!)DSC_0245DSC_0236

2. The Boy’s on his way so you better move over!

Peace Peeps!



Manual 365/24 What Happens When Hydrogen Atoms Collide And Sheepdog Talks About Infinity..

The Hydrogen question was asked by my daughter on our trip up to Sussex for the party yesterday. Now, I am most definitely no scientist but  I adore science and all that it does for us and I have a very basic understanding of how certain things work and I also know that false information is caustic to fact, so rather than taking an educated guess I filed it for later thought and research (Google), said I wasn’t sure and turned up the radio. Playing at the time was a great little indie podcast (They’ll tell you they’re The Number One Independent Gaming Podcast) called The Mature Gamer Podcast, hosted by Kev and Sheepdog (Steve but his names not really Steve, it’s Richard) Anna and Pav and they were chatting about a game called No Mans Sky, the developers of this game claim that the universe it’s set in is infinite and that caused me to prick up my ears somewhat.

Surely, if it’s infinite somewhere within the game is now and here and just then and you and tomorrow… And the brain started to hurt and continues to do so but, thanks to the internet I now have a little more information and a video hoisted by a guy asking the questions I would have…

(I did try to embed it here but it didn’t work so click the link and ignore my technical ignorance)

It’s an amazing concept and I really hope it works out right and if you think about it, if they’re using this kind of thinking in games, what’s going on in the “real” world?

(Just for the record, I’m not a simulated universe believer but it’s always good to think and also, have a look at the properties of Pi)

Oh, and when Hydrogen atoms bump into each other it all depends on the pressures, they could just transfer energy and go off in another direction, fuse together to become Helium or they could become a solar inferno (That’s lots of them though with quite high pressures)

Now, back to the photography (Shepherding Photons) and still keeping with the science,

Oxygen; Corrosive but essential. There is no life in iron and steel.JPG

I know that todays blog is light on the photography side but I’ve had a flash of inspiration and am now starting another long term project, I’m not going to disclose at the moment what it is but, if everything goes to plan and it works it should be quite impressive.

I Tweet in this augmented reality -> @focalthingy

Proof of alien life is -> Not evident in any of my pictures

And it’s Steve Hawkins not Stephen Hawking (he’s the better looking one)

And I’ve resurrected my Instagram account, you should be able to find me if you search for focal_thingy, there’s some old pictures on there from back in the day.

And if you really want to chat, email me at focalthingy@gmail.com