Zodiacal Light

Zodiacal  Light

This panorama of 2016’s very first sighting of the Milky Way in the area was shot with a timeless beauty, a vintage Minolta lens, the MC Rokkor PG 58mm/f1.2 to be exact. I was skeptical about a vintage lens lacking all the modern lens coatings to perform the way it did. It is akin to using a 1968 slide ruler (Google it you, millennials!!) to perform a complex calculation that would require a computer now.

That is not what is special about this picture. What is special is the fact that I captured the more timeless beauty, the Zodiacal Light that is so coveted by astrophotographers.

Thanks to Wisanu Boonrawd for identifying it. Zodiacal light is a faint, roughly triangular, diffuse white glow seen in the night sky that appears to extend up from the vicinity of the Sun along the ecliptic or zodiac. In this picture you see the Zodiacal light right at the bottom center of the horizon. Zodiacal light is produced by sunlight reflecting off dust particles in the Solar System known as cosmic dust. (With help from Wikipedia)

Posted by Rajesh Jyothiswaran on 2017-01-11 04:27:27

Tagged: , A7RII , Hagerman Milky Way , ILCE-7RM2 , Light , Minolta MC Rokkor PG 58mm f1.2 , National , Night , Nightscape , Sony , Texas , Wildlife , Zodiac , Zodiacal Light , astrophotography , cloud , sunrise

Pléyades y cometa Panstarrs

Pléyades y cometa Panstarrs

60 exposiciones de 90 segundos con teleobjetivo 200 mm f/1.8, ISO 1.600, cámara Canon EOS 6D modificada. Centro, (AR): 03h 45m 39.227s,
(Dec.): +23° 48′ 16.552". Campo angular: 10.8º x 7.1º. Escala: 19.5 arcsec/pixel.

Pléyades, M45. Es un cúmulo estelar abierto que contiene estrellas calientes de tipo espectral B, ubicadas en la constelación Tauro. Está entre uno de los cúmulos estelares más cercanos a la Tierra, y es el cúmulo mejor visible a simple vista en el cielo nocturno. Las Pléyades albergan un prominente lugar en la mitología antigua, así como una diversidad de significados en diferentes culturas y tradiciones.
El cúmulo está dominado por estrellas calientes extremadamente azules y luminosas que se han formado en los últimos 100 millones de años. El polvo que forma una débil nebulosidad de reflexión alrededor de las estrellas más brillantes se pensó en un principio que provenía de una disgregación de la propia formación del cúmulo (de ahí el nombre alternativo para nebulosa Maia en vez de estrella Maia), pero ahora se sabe que es una nube de polvo no relacionada en el medio interestelar, a través de la cual las estrellas están pasando actualmente. Simulaciones por ordenador han mostrado que las Pléyades se formaron probablemente a partir de una configuración compacta que se asemeja a la nebulosa de Orión. Se estima que el grupo va a sobrevivir durante otros 250 millones de años, tiempo después del cual se dispersará debido a las interacciones gravitacionales con su vecindario galáctico.
El cúmulo tiene unos doce años luz de diámetro y contiene un total aproximado de 500 a 1.000 estrellas. Está dominado por estrellas azules jóvenes, de las cuales ocho pueden ser observadas a simple vista dependiendo de las condiciones atmosféricas (cielos muy limpios y ausencia de Luna): Taygeta (4,29), Pleione (5,05), Merope (4,14), Maia (3,87), Electra (3,72), Celaeno (5,45), Atlas (3,62) y Alcyone (2,85) (las números entre paréntesis indican las magnitudes aparentes).
El cúmulo está compuesto en una buena parte por enanas marrones —objetos con menos del 8 % de la masa solar—, los cuales son demasiado livianos para ser estrellas. Puede que estos objetos constituyan aproximadamente el 25 % de la población total del cúmulo, a pesar de que solo contribuyan al 2 % su masa total. También presentes en el cúmulo, están las enanas blancas, las cuales contradicen la edad estimada del cúmulo. Debido a la corta edad del cúmulo, no se espera que las estrellas normales puedan haber evolucionado para convertirse en enanas blancas. Se cree que, en vez de ser estrellas individuales de poca o mediana masa, los progenitores de estas estrellas eran masivas y orbitaban en sistemas binarios. Durante su rápida evolución, la transferencia de masa de la estrella más masiva a su acompañante, pudo haber acelerado su evolución hacia una enana blanca.
Las Pléyades se encuentra a unos 440 años luz.

TMC Nube Molecular de Tauro. Toda la imagen está ocupada por esta débil nebulosidad. Una nube molecular es una gran zona de gases y polvo en el espacio formada esencialmente por hidrógeno molecular y helio. Es un lugar de nacimiento de estrellas. La TMC se encuentra a unos 500 años luz y es una de las nubes moleculares más cercanas.

IC 354. Es una nebulosa en Taurus, remanente de una supernova.

IC 353. Es una amplia nebulosa de reflexión (unos 3º de longitud aparente) situada al noreste del cúmulo de las Pléyades, descubierta por E.E. Barnard en 1894.

NGC 1435, nebulosa de Mérope, nebulosa de Tempel. nebulosa de Tempel, es una nebulosa de reflexión difusa en el cúmulo abierto de las Pléyades, en la constelación de Tauro. Fue descubierta en 1859 por el astrónomo Wilhelm Tempel.
De magnitud aparente 13, NGC 1435 está enteramente iluminada por la estrella Merope (23 Tauri), que se halla totalmente rodeada por ella. NGC 1435 aparece en las fotografías de color azul por el fino polvo de carbono difundido por toda la nube. Aunque inicialmente se pensó que las Pléyades habían formado ésta y otras nebulosas circundantes, ahora se sabe que las Pléyades simplemente están atravesando la nebulosidad. Dista unos 440 años luz.

NGC 1432, nebulosa de Maya. Es una nebulosa de reflexión que rodea a la estrella Maya, perteneciente al grupo estelar de las Pléyades. NGC 1432 fue descubierto por los astrónomos franceses Paul-Pierre Henry y Prosper-Mathieu Henry en 1885.
El tamaño real de la nebulosa Maya es de unos 3,4 años luz.

IC 341. Es una nebulosidad en Taurus, se cree que remanente de una supernova.

IC 336. Es una nebulosa de emisión en la constelación de Taurus. Fue descubierta por Edward Emerson Barnard en 1893.

Cometa C/2015 ER61 PanSTARRS. Es un cometa, un objeto proveniente de la nube de Oort interior, asteroide cercano a la Tierra tipo Amor, y posiblemente una damocloide. Cuando se clasificó como planeta menor, tenía el cuarto afelio más grande de cualquier planeta menor conocido en el Sistema Solar, después de 2005 VX3, 2012 DR30 y 2013 BL76. Además, tenía la órbita más excéntrica de cualquier planeta menor conocido, con su distancia del Sol que variaba aproximadamente 99.9% durante el curso de su órbita, seguido por 2005 VX3 con una excentricidad de 0.9973. El 30 de enero de 2016, se clasificó como un cometa cuando estaba a 5,7 UA del Sol.
Aunque el núcleo del cometa fue probablemente levemente activo, las estimaciones iniciales de asteroides dieron una magnitud absoluta (H) de 12.3, lo que sugeriría un núcleo de 8-20 km de diámetro. Pero podría ser fácilmente la mitad de ese tamaño debido a la actividad que ilumina el núcleo.

60 exposures of 90 seconds with telephoto lens 200 mm f / 1.8, ISO 1600, modified Canon EOS 6D camera. Center, (AR): 03h 45m 39.227s,
(Dec.): + 23 ° 48 ‘16.552 "Angular field: 10.8 ° x 7.1 ° Scale: 19.5 arcsec / pixel.

Pleiades, M45. It is an open star cluster containing hot stars of spectral type B, located in the constellation Taurus. It is among one of the star clusters closest to the Earth, and is the cluster best visible to the naked eye in the night sky. The Pleiades harbor a prominent place in ancient mythology, as well as a diversity of meanings in different cultures and traditions.
The cluster is dominated by extremely blue and luminous hot stars that have formed in the last 100 million years. The dust that forms a faint nebulosity of reflection around the brightest stars was thought in a principle that came from a disintegration of the own formation of the cluster (hence the alternative name for Mayan nebula instead of Mayan star), but now knows that it is a cloud of unrelated dust in the interstellar medium, through which stars are currently passing. Computer simulations have shown that the Pleiades were probably formed from a compact configuration resembling the Orion Nebula. It is estimated that the group will survive for another 250 million years, after which it will disperse due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighborhood.
The cluster is about twelve light-years in diameter and contains an approximate total of 500 to 1,000 stars. It is dominated by young blue stars, of which eight can be observed with the naked eye depending on atmospheric conditions (very clear skies and Moon absence): Taygeta (4,29), Pleione (5,05), Merope (4, 14), Maia (3.87), Electra (3.72), Celaeno (5.45), Atlas (3.62) and Alcyone (2.85) (numbers in parentheses indicate apparent magnitudes).
The cluster is largely composed of brown dwarfs – objects with less than 8% of the solar mass – which are too light to be stars. These objects may constitute approximately 25% of the total population of the cluster, although only 2% contribute their total mass. Also present in the cluster are the white dwarfs, which contradict the estimated age of the cluster. Due to the short age of the cluster, normal stars are not expected to have evolved to become white dwarfs. It is believed that, instead of being single stars of small or medium mass, the progenitors of these stars were massive and orbited in binary systems. During its rapid evolution, the transfer of mass from the most massive star to its companion, may have accelerated its evolution towards a white dwarf.
The Pleiades is about 440 light-years away.

TMC Taurus Molecular Cloud. The whole image is occupied by this weak cloudiness. A molecular cloud is a large area of gases and dust in space consisting essentially of molecular hydrogen and helium. It is a birthplace of stars. TMC is about 500 light-years away and is one of the closest molecular clouds.

IC 354. It is a nebula in Taurus, remnant of a supernova.

IC 353. It is a large reflection nebula (about 3 ° apparent length) located to the northeast of the Pleiades cluster, discovered by E.E. Barnard in 1894.

NGC 1435, Mérope nebula, Tempel nebula. Tempel nebula, is a fuzzy reflection nebula in the open cluster of the Pleiades, in the constellation Taurus. It was discovered in 1859 by the astronomer Wilhelm Tempel.
Of apparent magnitude 13, NGC 1435 is entirely illuminated by the star Merope (23 Tauri), which is completely surrounded by it. NGC 1435 appears in blue photographs because of the fine carbon dust spread throughout the cloud. Although it was initially thought that the Pleiades had formed this and other surrounding nebulae, it is now known that the Pleiades are simply passing through the cloud. It is about 440 light years away.

NGC 1432, Maya nebula. It is a nebula of reflection that surrounds to the Mayan star, pertaining to the stellar group of the Pleiades. NGC 1432 was discovered by French astronomers Paul-Pierre Henry and Prosper-Mathieu Henry in 1885.
The actual size of the Maya nebula is about 3.4 light years.

IC 341. It is a nebulosity in Taurus, believed to be remnant of a supernova.

IC 336. It is a nebula of emission in the constellation of Taurus. It was discovered by Edward Emerson Barnard in 1893.

Cometa C / 2015 ER61 PanSTARRS. It is a comet, an object coming from the inner Oort cloud, near Earth-like asteroid Love, and possibly a damocloid. When it was classified as minor planet, it had the fourth largest aphelion of any known smaller planet in the Solar System, after 2005 VX3, 2012 DR30 and 2013 BL76. In addition, it had the most eccentric orbit of any known smaller planet, with its distance from the Sun varying approximately 99.9% during the course of its orbit, followed by 2005 VX3 with an eccentricity of 0.9973. On January 30, 2016, it was classified as a comet when it was at 5.7 AU from the Sun.
Although the comet nucleus was probably slightly active, initial estimates of asteroids gave an absolute magnitude (H) of 12.3, suggesting a core 8-20 km in diameter. But it could easily be half that size due to the activity that illuminates the core.

Posted by StarryEarth on 2017-10-25 22:30:19

Tagged: , Pléyades , pleiades , Toto , Taurus , cúmulo , cluster , nebula , nebulosa , star , estrella , constellation , constelación , Barnard , Merope , Maya , Maia , Cloud , Molecular

Pléyades y cometa Panstarrs

Pléyades y cometa Panstarrs

60 exposiciones de 90 segundos con teleobjetivo 200 mm f/1.8, ISO 1.600, cámara Canon EOS 6D modificada. Centro, (AR): 03h 45m 39.227s,
(Dec.): +23° 48′ 16.552". Campo angular: 10.8º x 7.1º. Escala: 19.5 arcsec/pixel.

Pléyades, M45. Es un cúmulo estelar abierto que contiene estrellas calientes de tipo espectral B, ubicadas en la constelación Tauro. Está entre uno de los cúmulos estelares más cercanos a la Tierra, y es el cúmulo mejor visible a simple vista en el cielo nocturno. Las Pléyades albergan un prominente lugar en la mitología antigua, así como una diversidad de significados en diferentes culturas y tradiciones.
El cúmulo está dominado por estrellas calientes extremadamente azules y luminosas que se han formado en los últimos 100 millones de años. El polvo que forma una débil nebulosidad de reflexión alrededor de las estrellas más brillantes se pensó en un principio que provenía de una disgregación de la propia formación del cúmulo (de ahí el nombre alternativo para nebulosa Maia en vez de estrella Maia), pero ahora se sabe que es una nube de polvo no relacionada en el medio interestelar, a través de la cual las estrellas están pasando actualmente. Simulaciones por ordenador han mostrado que las Pléyades se formaron probablemente a partir de una configuración compacta que se asemeja a la nebulosa de Orión. Se estima que el grupo va a sobrevivir durante otros 250 millones de años, tiempo después del cual se dispersará debido a las interacciones gravitacionales con su vecindario galáctico.
El cúmulo tiene unos doce años luz de diámetro y contiene un total aproximado de 500 a 1.000 estrellas. Está dominado por estrellas azules jóvenes, de las cuales ocho pueden ser observadas a simple vista dependiendo de las condiciones atmosféricas (cielos muy limpios y ausencia de Luna): Taygeta (4,29), Pleione (5,05), Merope (4,14), Maia (3,87), Electra (3,72), Celaeno (5,45), Atlas (3,62) y Alcyone (2,85) (las números entre paréntesis indican las magnitudes aparentes).
El cúmulo está compuesto en una buena parte por enanas marrones —objetos con menos del 8 % de la masa solar—, los cuales son demasiado livianos para ser estrellas. Puede que estos objetos constituyan aproximadamente el 25 % de la población total del cúmulo, a pesar de que solo contribuyan al 2 % su masa total. También presentes en el cúmulo, están las enanas blancas, las cuales contradicen la edad estimada del cúmulo. Debido a la corta edad del cúmulo, no se espera que las estrellas normales puedan haber evolucionado para convertirse en enanas blancas. Se cree que, en vez de ser estrellas individuales de poca o mediana masa, los progenitores de estas estrellas eran masivas y orbitaban en sistemas binarios. Durante su rápida evolución, la transferencia de masa de la estrella más masiva a su acompañante, pudo haber acelerado su evolución hacia una enana blanca.
Las Pléyades se encuentra a unos 440 años luz.

TMC Nube Molecular de Tauro. Toda la imagen está ocupada por esta débil nebulosidad. Una nube molecular es una gran zona de gases y polvo en el espacio formada esencialmente por hidrógeno molecular y helio. Es un lugar de nacimiento de estrellas. La TMC se encuentra a unos 500 años luz y es una de las nubes moleculares más cercanas.

IC 354. Es una nebulosa en Taurus, remanente de una supernova.

IC 353. Es una amplia nebulosa de reflexión (unos 3º de longitud aparente) situada al noreste del cúmulo de las Pléyades, descubierta por E.E. Barnard en 1894.

NGC 1435, nebulosa de Mérope, nebulosa de Tempel. nebulosa de Tempel, es una nebulosa de reflexión difusa en el cúmulo abierto de las Pléyades, en la constelación de Tauro. Fue descubierta en 1859 por el astrónomo Wilhelm Tempel.
De magnitud aparente 13, NGC 1435 está enteramente iluminada por la estrella Merope (23 Tauri), que se halla totalmente rodeada por ella. NGC 1435 aparece en las fotografías de color azul por el fino polvo de carbono difundido por toda la nube. Aunque inicialmente se pensó que las Pléyades habían formado ésta y otras nebulosas circundantes, ahora se sabe que las Pléyades simplemente están atravesando la nebulosidad. Dista unos 440 años luz.

NGC 1432, nebulosa de Maya. Es una nebulosa de reflexión que rodea a la estrella Maya, perteneciente al grupo estelar de las Pléyades. NGC 1432 fue descubierto por los astrónomos franceses Paul-Pierre Henry y Prosper-Mathieu Henry en 1885.
El tamaño real de la nebulosa Maya es de unos 3,4 años luz.

IC 341. Es una nebulosidad en Taurus, se cree que remanente de una supernova.

IC 336. Es una nebulosa de emisión en la constelación de Taurus. Fue descubierta por Edward Emerson Barnard en 1893.

Cometa C/2015 ER61 PanSTARRS. Es un cometa, un objeto proveniente de la nube de Oort interior, asteroide cercano a la Tierra tipo Amor, y posiblemente una damocloide. Cuando se clasificó como planeta menor, tenía el cuarto afelio más grande de cualquier planeta menor conocido en el Sistema Solar, después de 2005 VX3, 2012 DR30 y 2013 BL76. Además, tenía la órbita más excéntrica de cualquier planeta menor conocido, con su distancia del Sol que variaba aproximadamente 99.9% durante el curso de su órbita, seguido por 2005 VX3 con una excentricidad de 0.9973. El 30 de enero de 2016, se clasificó como un cometa cuando estaba a 5,7 UA del Sol.
Aunque el núcleo del cometa fue probablemente levemente activo, las estimaciones iniciales de asteroides dieron una magnitud absoluta (H) de 12.3, lo que sugeriría un núcleo de 8-20 km de diámetro. Pero podría ser fácilmente la mitad de ese tamaño debido a la actividad que ilumina el núcleo.

60 exposures of 90 seconds with telephoto lens 200 mm f / 1.8, ISO 1600, modified Canon EOS 6D camera. Center, (AR): 03h 45m 39.227s,
(Dec.): + 23 ° 48 ‘16.552 "Angular field: 10.8 ° x 7.1 ° Scale: 19.5 arcsec / pixel.

Pleiades, M45. It is an open star cluster containing hot stars of spectral type B, located in the constellation Taurus. It is among one of the star clusters closest to the Earth, and is the cluster best visible to the naked eye in the night sky. The Pleiades harbor a prominent place in ancient mythology, as well as a diversity of meanings in different cultures and traditions.
The cluster is dominated by extremely blue and luminous hot stars that have formed in the last 100 million years. The dust that forms a faint nebulosity of reflection around the brightest stars was thought in a principle that came from a disintegration of the own formation of the cluster (hence the alternative name for Mayan nebula instead of Mayan star), but now knows that it is a cloud of unrelated dust in the interstellar medium, through which stars are currently passing. Computer simulations have shown that the Pleiades were probably formed from a compact configuration resembling the Orion Nebula. It is estimated that the group will survive for another 250 million years, after which it will disperse due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighborhood.
The cluster is about twelve light-years in diameter and contains an approximate total of 500 to 1,000 stars. It is dominated by young blue stars, of which eight can be observed with the naked eye depending on atmospheric conditions (very clear skies and Moon absence): Taygeta (4,29), Pleione (5,05), Merope (4, 14), Maia (3.87), Electra (3.72), Celaeno (5.45), Atlas (3.62) and Alcyone (2.85) (numbers in parentheses indicate apparent magnitudes).
The cluster is largely composed of brown dwarfs – objects with less than 8% of the solar mass – which are too light to be stars. These objects may constitute approximately 25% of the total population of the cluster, although only 2% contribute their total mass. Also present in the cluster are the white dwarfs, which contradict the estimated age of the cluster. Due to the short age of the cluster, normal stars are not expected to have evolved to become white dwarfs. It is believed that, instead of being single stars of small or medium mass, the progenitors of these stars were massive and orbited in binary systems. During its rapid evolution, the transfer of mass from the most massive star to its companion, may have accelerated its evolution towards a white dwarf.
The Pleiades is about 440 light-years away.

TMC Taurus Molecular Cloud. The whole image is occupied by this weak cloudiness. A molecular cloud is a large area of gases and dust in space consisting essentially of molecular hydrogen and helium. It is a birthplace of stars. TMC is about 500 light-years away and is one of the closest molecular clouds.

IC 354. It is a nebula in Taurus, remnant of a supernova.

IC 353. It is a large reflection nebula (about 3 ° apparent length) located to the northeast of the Pleiades cluster, discovered by E.E. Barnard in 1894.

NGC 1435, Mérope nebula, Tempel nebula. Tempel nebula, is a fuzzy reflection nebula in the open cluster of the Pleiades, in the constellation Taurus. It was discovered in 1859 by the astronomer Wilhelm Tempel.
Of apparent magnitude 13, NGC 1435 is entirely illuminated by the star Merope (23 Tauri), which is completely surrounded by it. NGC 1435 appears in blue photographs because of the fine carbon dust spread throughout the cloud. Although it was initially thought that the Pleiades had formed this and other surrounding nebulae, it is now known that the Pleiades are simply passing through the cloud. It is about 440 light years away.

NGC 1432, Maya nebula. It is a nebula of reflection that surrounds to the Mayan star, pertaining to the stellar group of the Pleiades. NGC 1432 was discovered by French astronomers Paul-Pierre Henry and Prosper-Mathieu Henry in 1885.
The actual size of the Maya nebula is about 3.4 light years.

IC 341. It is a nebulosity in Taurus, believed to be remnant of a supernova.

IC 336. It is a nebula of emission in the constellation of Taurus. It was discovered by Edward Emerson Barnard in 1893.

Cometa C / 2015 ER61 PanSTARRS. It is a comet, an object coming from the inner Oort cloud, near Earth-like asteroid Love, and possibly a damocloid. When it was classified as minor planet, it had the fourth largest aphelion of any known smaller planet in the Solar System, after 2005 VX3, 2012 DR30 and 2013 BL76. In addition, it had the most eccentric orbit of any known smaller planet, with its distance from the Sun varying approximately 99.9% during the course of its orbit, followed by 2005 VX3 with an eccentricity of 0.9973. On January 30, 2016, it was classified as a comet when it was at 5.7 AU from the Sun.
Although the comet nucleus was probably slightly active, initial estimates of asteroids gave an absolute magnitude (H) of 12.3, suggesting a core 8-20 km in diameter. But it could easily be half that size due to the activity that illuminates the core.

Posted by StarryEarth on 2017-10-25 22:30:19

Tagged: , Pléyades , pleiades , Taurus , cúmulo , cluster , nebula , nebulosa , star , estrella , constellation , constelación , Barnard , Merope , Maya , Maia , Cloud , Molecular , Toro

Classic Contradiction

Classic Contradiction

To purchase this print: www.redbubble.com/people/parmi/works/8481600-classic-cont…?

This is The Louvre, Paris. One of my favourite buildings on this planet and of course, the home of Mona Lisa. This is an old image. I captured it back in 2008 when I was travelling around for a few months. It’s been sitting on my computer ever since, apparently useless to me.. It’s great when you look back over old photos with new eyes, new techniques and skills for manipulation and see a photo transform in front of your eyes 🙂

Posted by Andrew Paranavitana on 2012-02-17 00:19:12

Tagged: , paris , france , europe , building , architecture , louvre , museum , napoleon , people , tourists , tour , tourism , landmark , history , pyramid , glass , stone , fountain , colour , texture , photomanipulation , manipulation , grunge , scratch , haze , shadow , dark , stain , mark , dust , layer , andrew , paranavitana , nostalgic , nostalgia , old , worn , framed , sky , cloud , yellow , gold , warm , tint , blue , photo , photography , photograph , digital photography , manipulate , edit , canon , 50d

turpanzhan

turpanzhan

On 9/11 I was traveling in Xingjiang Province in China, waiting for the night train from Turpan Zhan to Dunhuang. By chance, there was an Internet cafe next to the train station, so I went in and found a computer between some Chinese soldiers and a young Uyghur man chatting online with friends. Most Western news organizations were blocked in China, but Excite.com, where I had an email account, somehow got past the censors. When the page loaded, I saw the news that the WTC had been hit by a plane.

It just so happened that my girlfriend in Japan (now my wife) was online and so she relayed to me the news she was watching on her television. Occasionally, I would look around, only to find that the Chinese world was still unaware of what was happening on the other side of the planet.

When it came time to board my train, I was left in the dark. How many more planes were out there? Who was doing it? What would the world look like when I had a chance to check the Internet the next day. Looking around at the Chinese web surfers, I knew that nobody within hundreds of miles had heard the news. In fact, it would be another day before the Muslim inhabitants of Western China were allowed to hear about the attacks. And so, I had only my dark thoughts on that long, lonely trip.

Posted by zanzo on 2007-01-26 09:09:25

Tagged: , 911 , 2001 , 2006 , 91101 , 200605 , 9112001 , 20060516 , aerial , aftermath , america , attack , backintheday , blackandwhite , broadway , brooklyn , building , cbs , center , charges , chelsea , cleanup , cloud , clouds , controlled , cuba2006 , cutter , destruction , dust , firefighter , flight175 , foxnews , free , gasmask , geolat40701602 , geolat4070285 , geolon7399463 , geolon74049450 , geotagged , gothamist , greenwichvillage , groundzero , havana , investigation , jr , liberty , malencon , manhattan , mask , memorial , new , newyork , newyorkcity , notreal , ny , nyc , nyfd , park , pentagon , people , photos , preplaced , recovery , recruitment , redcross , retro , screenshot , sept11 , sept112001 , september , september11 , september112001 , september11th , skyline , slides , smoke , terror , terrorism , theworldtradecenter , top20history , towers , trade , travel , tributeinlight , tributes , twin , twintowers , unionsquare , unitedstates , us , usa , video , washingtonsquarepark , world , worldtradecenter , worldtradecentre , wtc , wtc7 , wtcmemorials , york , google earth , geotagging , folksonomy , folksonomies , travel log , tagging , mashup , tagcloud

Rip rap music..

Rip rap music..

This is the companion to "Imponded sun" as the portrait. I shot this later and just kept the flair of the sun outside the frame so that the the vegetation and underwater mosses could retain their saturations but without humping them in Photoshop which seems to be a pastime on Flickr. Warning, if you want to shoot shots like this with the lens pointed directly at the sun, it is crucial that you polish all bits of dust from the front surface of the lens. I stopped to do just that here, knowing it could be trouble if I didn’t, even with this spectacular 24-70mm zoom lens. Note that this specially coated lens is not even a three times zoom, not a 12-16 times zoom. It might be a plan to crank on a much superior single focal length lens instead of that super zoom that packs loads of lens flare. Lately, I am struck by how many posts are put up on Flickr that do not even observe decent exposures. I thought that was rule one? Are these folks overcompensating for flaring skies they can’t control because it is outside the range of lens capability I am thoroughly happy with the tones I retained.

On this day of nice skies and water, I came back to this spot I’ve used before with the intention of expanding my catalog. My previous take was one of my favorites. I am still fighting to slow this autumn’s slipping away and I made another loop of the path but there was little breeze and there were only a few ripples on the water that ushered in the fine sky and foliage colors. I got a couple of shots of the foliage in the distance but it is deteriorating. I guess this reflection scene just grabbed me emotionally for some reason. Watch out for this if you are fishing in a belly boat and decide to come in to shore here! Later, I decided to recapture earlier shots. Replacing my productive rippled water scenes were skies with some mixed clouds, water and fading foliage. December is almost here.

I am out here at Golden Ponds, the Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado greenbelt and rec area and fortunately, the turn-off is only a half-dozen blocks down Hover St. I wanted to look for possible locations even though the sky has been the pits lately. I wandered the green space and took some detail shots that were available, Drying cattails surrounded the ponds. The bold sky is gone, the rippling water gone, the bold clouds gone, my favorite cottonwood, brown and most cattails seeding the next year’s supply. I shot few pictures and kept the sky out of the frame but it’s presence shows in the water. The colorful autumn foliage is falling around the ponds and under the water. I love shooting stark scenes with this camera and lens. I have not used any of my old Nikkors even though I programmed them into the computer.

Posted by Rocky Pix on 2013-04-15 19:53:46

Tagged: , Is Rip Rap Music , Rocky , Shore , Golden Ponds Park and Recreational Area , Sun , Water , Sky , Cloud , Reflection , Fall , Foliage , St.Vrain , Creek , Pastoral , Longmont , Boulder , County , Colorado , Rockies , River , Basin RockyPix Rocky Mountain Pix W. , Michel , Kiteley f/16 1/125th/sec 42mm 24-70mm , f/2.8 , f/2.8G , Nikkor , Normal-Zoom , Hand-held

Around The Mountain

Around The Mountain

Alex breaks off as Mondy enters Innuendo Tunnel

Posted by alexandriabrangwin on 2014-12-24 22:05:32

Tagged: , Alexandria Brangwin , Second Life , 3D , CGI , Computer , Graphics , Virtual , world , The Great Race , Mercedes Benz , SL65 , AMG , V12 , BiTurbo , twin , turbo , convertible , race , dust , cloud , fast , speeding , racing , dangerous , perilous , forest , mountains , driving , dirt , road , pine , spruce , woman

WHAT IS IN THIS CLOUD? PURPLE DUST?

WHAT IS IN THIS CLOUD? PURPLE DUST?

I have not manipulated this image-I didn’t notice the PURPLE coloured dust in the clouds until I uploaded onto the computer
all the grey cloud rolls seem to have the same colour in their bottom edge in all of the shots taken around this time.There has been very heavy chemtrail spraying recently

Posted by rospix on 2013-01-04 19:33:56

Tagged: , rospix , 2013 , january , winter , cloud , sky , colour , purple , chemcloud , clouds , sun , silhouette , landscape , geoengineering , wales , uk , nature , countryside , field , dust

Rocky shore

Rocky shore

This is the companion to "Imponded sun" as the portrait version. I managed to nearly dodge the highlite gamut in Lightroom while very slim margins of black gamut showed in this exposure. Warning, if you want to shoot shots like this with the lens pointed directly at the sun, it is crucial that you polish all bits of dust from the front surface of the lens. I stopped to do just that here, knowing it could be trouble if I didn’t, even with this spectacular 24-70mm zoom lens. Note that this specially coated lens is not even a three times zoom, not a 12-16 times zoom. It might be a plan to crank on a much superior single focal length lens instead of that super zoom that packs loads of lens flare. Lately, I am struck by how many posts are put up on Flickr that do not even observe decent exposures. I thought that was rule one? Are these folks overcompensating for flaring skies they can’t control.

On this day of nice skies and water, I came back to this spot I’ve used before with the intention of expanding my catalog. My previous take was one of my favorites. I am still fighting to slow this autumn’s slipping away and I made another loop of the path but there was little breeze and there were only a few ripples on the water that ushered in the fine sky and foliage colors. I got a couple of shots of the foliage in the distance but it is deteriorating. I guess this reflection scene just grabbed me emotionally for some reason. Watch out for this if you are fishing in a belly boat and decide to come in to shore here! Later, I decided to recapture earlier shots. Replacing my productive rippled water scenes were skies with some mixed clouds, water and fading foliage. December is almost here.

I am out here at Golden Ponds, the Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado greenbelt and rec area and fortunately, the turn-off is only a half-dozen blocks down Hover St. I wanted to look for possible locations even though the sky has been the pits lately. I wandered the green space and took some detail shots that were available, Drying cattails surrounded the ponds. The bold sky is gone, the rippling water gone, the bold clouds gone, my favorite cottonwood, brown and most cattails seeding the next year’s supply. I shot few pictures and kept the sky out of the frame but it’s presence shows in the water. The colorful autumn foliage is falling around the ponds and under the water. I love shooting stark scenes with this camera and lens. I have not used any of my old Nikkors even though I programmed them into the computer.

Posted by Rocky Pix on 2012-11-30 03:13:01

Tagged: , Rocky Shore , Golden Ponds Park and Recreational Area , Shore , Rocks , Sun , Water , Sky , Cloud , Reflection , Fall , Foliage , St.Vrain , Creek , Pastoral , Longmont , Boulder , County , Colorado , Rockies , River , Basin RockyPix Rocky Mountain Pix W. , Michel , Kiteley f/16 1/60th/sec 29mm 24-70mm , f/2.8 , f/2.8G , Nikkor , Normal-Zoom , Hand-held

Terrifying Turn

Terrifying Turn

The closest pass on the race yet!

Posted by alexandriabrangwin on 2014-12-25 09:47:10

Tagged: , Alexandria Brangwin , Second Life , 3D , CGI , Computer , Graphics , Virtual , world , Mondy Bristol , The Great Race , car , Vs , Train , mercedes , SL65 , AMG , V12 , BiTurbo , twin , turbo , black , Leviathan , Sweetbay , rail , bridge , underpass , pass , exciting , hard , turn , right , braking , dust , cloud , fast , epic , dangerous , driving , steam , locomotive , woman