While the lovely lady of the house and I missed the Blood Moon (total eclipse of the moon) this morning, I did manage to get a very late evening sunset shot to cap the day.
Some days the planets align, and a perfect photographic opportunity presents itself. Today I found an opportunity to shoot Cam Scale’s ‘To the unknown Mariner’ painted on the Old Port of Geelong building at 65 Brougham Street, Geelong. It took Cam 11 days to complete. With neutral grey skies, and rain in the offing, I managed to capture a unique view of the mural, emphasising the eye, as seen through the trees.
I’ve called this photo: Eye in the Sky. I hope that you enjoy.
This image is copyright Ian Andrew Martin, 2018. This image may not be used in any form, electronic or physical, without the express, written, permission of the artist mentioned above.
In light of my previous post, putting Jupiter in a whole new light thanks to NASA’s Juno spacecraft, I thought I’d bring a little enjoyment to your day with a baker’s ability to put cakes in a brand new light with planet cakes. Yes – you got it straight from Horse’s… well let’s just say perhaps not the front end…
Kudos to Cakecrumbs for her world of culinary art. And yes this is a cake. Head on over to the blog to see more pictures of the cake and over to another page on the blog to see how to make one in this tutorial.
Awesome work there Cakecrumbs! And another pic below – with Australia prominently placed at the top of the world of course.
NASA… I love them. For exploring, and for sharing what they discover on their journeys.
Even more importantly i love the fact that since it is in the public domain citizen filmmakers and scientists can make use of those images in unique and in this case wondrous ways.
Juno takes a handful of still photographs each time it passes Jupiter, each of which are made available to the public thanks to the NASA image, video and audio site. Sean Doran stitched together the images from Juno’s last transit (the images were coloured by Gerald Eichstädt) to create an approximation of what it looks like to fly around the giant planet.
Music added by Avi Solomon. Crank up the sound, and maximise the video!
The thought of one day being able to see Mars out the window each morning fills me with hope for the human race – the only race on our planet. To ensure the survival of our species in the long run we need to get ‘off the rock’ on which we were born. As the only species on the planet that has achieved spaceflight so far, we should be focusing on this goal. Until we look at our long term survival as an opportunity to grow, and venture out there, we’ll have to rely on the creatives who are already out there.
Jan took the HiRISE anaglyph images of Mars that hold information about the topography of Mars surface and with hundreds of high-resolution images created different studies in 3D.
In the film above he chose locations and processed the images into panning video clips. This gives you the feeling that you are flying above Mars looking down on the planet.
I read a photography post recently on finding inspiration where you live. My photographs around home tend to focus on the human jungle around us. There are the beautiful eucalypt tree shapes and their long leaves, street lights, electricity (telephone) poles, TV aerials and the other manifestations of modern life such as the wires and insulators that deliver our internet and electricity locally. With the weather being what it is this summer (unpredictable) I’ve been able to get quite a few late cloudy sunsets. Last night was no different.
Here are three photos that I wanted to share. There are more notes on each photo.
All images are copyright I Andrew Martin, 2017.
Every 26 months, Mars is in “opposition” with the Sun. This means that the Sun is on one side of the earth with Mars on the other. Which means that scientists have a direct connection (not quite line of site but close) with NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) allowing for larger data transfers to occur. This month the MRO orbiter sent over 1000 new images. One such is shown below:
The ‘High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment‘ website has all the images available and in the public domain.
The MRO has sent data back from our planetary neighbour since 2005. Launched to look for signs of water on Mars the MRO has been sending back amazing high-resolution photographs from the surface that will help the process of mapping the planet.