🎵 Standing there alone, the ship is waiting
All systems are go, are you sure?
Control is not convinced
But the computer has the evidence
No need to abort
The countdown starts
Watching in a trance, the crew is certain
Nothing left to chance, all is working
Trying to relax, up in the capsule
"Send me up a drink", jokes Major Tom
The count goes on
Four, three, two, one 🎵
Self-portrait at the Salton Sea "Alien Portal". For lack of any other name, I began calling this the Alien Portal years ago. I'm still not sure what the REAL purpose of this rocket-like tank/engine/??? is doing up on top of this tower.
Yet another amazing nebula within the constellation of Orion.
Going by the informal name of the Monkey Head Nebula and officially known as NGC 2174. This HII region is currently forging very young hot stars with temperatures upward of 60,000K, adding to the already vast open cluster already formed by the nebula. At a distance of 6,400 light years it is very likely that the arrangement of gas within NGC 2174 is far more dispersed thanks to the solar winds of the surrounding stars. The nebula is seen to be within the portion of its 'life' when newly formed stars slowly begin to destroy the nebulosity because of their powerful solar winds. Much like the pillars of creation this region of the Monkey Head Nebula may not exist anymore, although we don't see that, thanks to the time light takes to travel.
Who knows, the fate of this 6 light year wide emission nebula. All I know is that this part of the Mokey Head Nebula reminds me of the famed pillars of creation. ~k.w
Graduate school has been quite stressful lately, but finding time to paint always eases my mind. I hope you all had a good week. 💕 And I hope your weekend is better! ☺️✨
🌀Over 60,000 light years across, the Whirlpool Galaxy is a captivating spiral galaxy located about 27 million light years from Earth. Drifting through behind the Whirlpool Galaxy for hundreds of millions of years, smaller galaxy NGC 5195 will likely one day be consumed by its larger companion.
No matter how often I look up. There is always something new in the star filled nights sky.
How much do you know about the dragon in the sky?
Take a trip with me for northern lights and stargaze and I might tell you the story.. @happyworld.is
This is a hand stippled photograph of the "Bixby Creek Bridge" located in Big Sur, California, USA.
As all my original stipped photographs I hand stipple the film negative and digitally make positive prints from the negative. Back in the day I use to do this with light sensitive photo paper in a darkroom. The film negative is a 1:1 ratio to the 5x7 print.
I was originally going to do a different stippled photograph for my next project, but due to the recent hurricane (Dorian - 2019) I decided to use this photograph.
As I have been through a number of hurricanes I know all to well how often large areas lose power. With all the destruction that comes with a storm there can be great beauty as well. With the lose of power comes the lose of light pollution which allows for great views of the night sky.
This photograph is NOT a picture I took but found some time ago on pexels.com (@pexels#pexels ). I thought it very interesting and saved it but wasn't actually planning on using for anything, so I failed to note down the photographer. Before I posed this I wanted to give the photographer his/her credit. So after hours of searching I found the photographer (@gettyphotography). And reading the details to his photograph, his photograph was part of his @bnw_sundays collection with photographers @m_bautista330, @kirit143, @chief770, @grimace_586, @nyc.lens and @killianmoore
Part 2/2 of my star trail pictures I took this summer in Vermont. Here you can see just how much of a difference a little moonlight can make on the whole scene, creating a glow all across the horizon. In a way it worked out, because it provided me with my own natural lighting for the cliff side. Of course, no photoshop or any similar software was involved in the editing of this picture.
Happy Friday from the girl in charge. I’ll be showing sneak peeks tomorrow of some of the tags in the sale. Notice that I said some and not all. Certain designs will sale out faster so make sure you are refreshing the screen exactly on the hour Sunday. Keep in mind that these are wooden dog tags and you should shop responsibly. Processing time is 3-4 weeks even though I always shoot for sooner. There will be a handful of RAW tags that will allow for a name on the front if you choose. Otherwise names and numbers can only be added on the back. Things will be set up a little different this time in order to make things easier on me. While I understand the excitement around sales you also need to keep in mind there are tons of you and only one of me. The responsibility is yours to provide the information you need on the back of the tags. There will be a variety of tags: sunsets, galaxies, starry nights, fall, Halloween and more. What are you trying to snag this sale? 🧡🍂 #woodinthewild_
Beautiful shot by @tkottary
I hate giving captions but here's a photo that i wanted to capture for sometime . Sky is 15 mins data by tracking stars using mount and road is simple 30s exposure. Sky was entirely processed in pic insight and later blended with fg in PS. Still on the learning phase of pixinsight so will re edit when I get more tricks in my bag. This is my contribution to escaypeday . Sky details 35mm 800 ISO 120s f2.0 on d810 mounted on ioptron sky tracker.
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