Thursday, March 20, 2008

Finding balance on the vernal equinox

Yes, friends ... what they say about being able to stand an egg on its end on the day of the vernal equinox is true. Only thing is, you can actually stand an egg on its end any day of the year. There's really nothing special about this day that affects an egg any differently than any other day of the year.

It takes quite a bit of patience and just the right egg - the yolk needs to sit low on the inside and having an egg with some bumps on the outside sure helps. A slightly irregular balancing surface helps also. The eggs in these pictures were all raw.

These photos were also made without the benefit of PhotoShop or any added substances to keep the eggs upright. They actually were balancing. You have to fiddle with the egg quite a bit, adjusting it little by little, turning it until the magic moment. You will actually feel the egg hit its balancing point when it happens. You then just pull back slowly and admire your work.

This balance of racial harmony was inspired by Barack Obama.

This one shows the ultimate in vernal equinox egg balancing. Use the force to make it float.

Photographs © 2008 James Jordan.

3 comments:

Wanda said...

Amazing egg photo's!

Just one question -- Are you sure no Elmers Glue was used?? ((smile))

Great work!!

Tsunami said...

Very cool!

James said...

no foreign substances were used to make the eggs stand upright. I will confess to using Super Glue and black thread in the last photo, though.