April 21st, 2011
Thank you for all of your nice comments on the power pole shot from yesterday, its very encouraging for younger photographers like me :) Your time, kindness, and encouragement are always appreciated!
This is just a quick shot before I head in for an exam and several sets of homework due today.
Always been interesting to see the browning of the banana peel, for me anyway.
"According to the scientific explanation, there is an enzyme in bananas called polyphenol oxidase. When this reacts with the oxygen in the air the brown color starts to cover the peel. The other name for the enzyme culprit is tyrosinase. Some have compared the effects of mixing this enzyme with oxygen to “rust.” In fact, the process and result are quite similar to the rusting of metal that is left in the open to come in contact with oxygen and moisture. The basic materials of the object react to oxygen in the atmosphere and the surface begins to deteriorate."
Hope you all have a great Thursday!
From Photo a Day 2011