New Scientist Eureka prize for scientific photography won with toy rocket image

RMIT University’s Phred Petersen won the 2008 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Scientific Photography for photographing a toy rocket with a Schlieren lens, with stunning results.
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Mr Peterson teaches his students in Scientific Photography the capability the Schlieren lens has by capturing everyday objects in action. Here is some footage he took of a match being struck.

The student work from this course is also quite stunning.

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