Archive for the ‘Postcards from the Edge’ Category

Atlantis Solar Transit

May 20, 2009

STS-125 Atlantis Solar Transit (200905120002HQ), originally uploaded by nasa hq photo.

A recent NASA photo – the shuttle is on its way to service Hubble.

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Cap:

In this tightly cropped image, the NASA space shuttle Atlantis is seen in silhouette during solar transit, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from Florida. This image was made before Atlantis and the crew of STS-125 had grappled the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo Credit: (NASA/Thierry Legault)

Thierry made this image using a solar-filtered Takahashi 5-inch refracting telescope and a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera. Photo Credit: (NASA/Thierry Legault)

You can see more of Thierry’s fine work at: www.astrophoto.fr/

Witness to Time

May 20, 2009

Witness-to-time, originally uploaded by mix’s.

It has been months since I last posted anything.  I am going to try to get back into the habit again!  This is Monument Valley, Utah – shot from an aircraft.

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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

November 18, 2008

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, originally uploaded by PhotoBud.\

Nice shot – larger here.

Cap:

The Pigeon Point Lighthouse with its fresnel lens lit. In this yearly ceremony, they turn on the light for 5 minutes and let it stay stationary – the beams reaching out into the night sky. After that, the light will slowly turn for two hours until they shut it off.

Iceland

November 11, 2008

Tripping the Light Fantastic (RAW Redux), originally uploaded by Steiner62 (An Animal & his Anima).

Economy Class

October 19, 2008

Economy Class, originally uploaded by ۞ NYGUS.

A funny picture with a slightly darker sub-context:

Man trapped between a fellow passenger’s feet in a truck in Niger.

Crowded, extreme conditions of transport are both everyday life of people Niger, as well as usual fate of those who try to cross Sahara in the big trucks.Many of them die, of thirst, or abandoned during long arduous journey by people traffickers, all in vain attempt to reached paradise called Europe.

Life

October 19, 2008

Untitled, originally uploaded by John Gladdy.

A lovely portrait – intense.  Like the crop too.

The Red Corner

October 19, 2008

3784050409_b, originally uploaded by bartpogoda.

Lovely shot – larger here.

After a long break, I am back.  I will try and get back into the habit of posting more regularly.

Almost Lost Detroit

August 14, 2008

detroit waltz, originally uploaded by g. s. george.

Would be nice to see this bigger. It’s a shot of modern day Lee Plaza Apartments in Detroit, Michigan. A family friend spent some time in Detroit recently and he said it was a bit like being in a town after it had been bombed. This grand piano has certainly seen better days.

Hanging On

June 17, 2008

Bansky, originally uploaded by Capelleoncino.

Tag search ‘banksy’.

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Whistles and Snakes

June 12, 2008

whistles and snakes, originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal.

Tag search ‘africa’.

Cap:

A Tanzanian tribal sorcerer and his assistant, starting a traditional dance around the Moi International Sports Complex, the venue for the VII World Social Forum. There were dancers and drummers coming and playing many whistles . I can still hear their sound.