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Genome Sciences Center Storage Cluster | by Martin Krzywinski
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Genome Sciences Center Storage Cluster

That's over 3 petabytes.


The kind of storage that deprecates rm.


Technical note: The images were shot with a 5D and Canon lenses 17-40L, 24-70L, and 70-200L, as well as Sigma 150 Macro. Lighting was created using 3 300Ws Hensel Integras (shown here in the image). Various color gels (Rosco) were used to achieve candy lighting. Typically the flood or 7" reflector were used, with $0.67 clips holding the gels (no, you can never have enough of these little clips).


Because the subject wasn't moving, I used the modelling lights to light the scene (exposure times varied from 1s to 20s, depending on aperture). All the shots required creative mixing of colors, so the lights were moved around a lot. Longer exposures provided good exposure of the LED lighting. LCD panels on some equipment illuminated the rack doors, achieving an interesting effect.


Some shots were taken purposely out of focus, giving the image an abstract and informatic look.

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Taken on February 6, 2011