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Original Work "A Pillar of Fire by Night"

A mosaic of 6 shots with an 85mm f1.2 prime lens of the center of the galaxy rising above the Pinnacles in Western Australia.  This was a spur of the moment trip, with frequent cloud cover and the late setting of the moon threatening to spoil the night trip.  However, I got lucky this night.

The 85mm F1.2 prime lens is very temperamental, but if you can get it right it takes fantastically sharp shots at large apertures.  It took me a while to find a location in the Pinnacles with enough of the monoliths in the distant foreground so that it could be framed properly at this fixed zoom, whilst being close enough that I could still light up with my torch to provide a clear shot.  I then turned on the tracking mount to take the remaining shots of the galaxy / night sky rising above the horizon.

I love this part of the galaxy - so rich in emission nebulas (clearly seen as pink clouds in the image), dark nebulas (dark tendrils) and fantastic colours (like the Rho Ophuchi cloud complex in the top left).  It won't be long until it is higher in the sky at night and I'll be taking my telescope out to look at these jems in more detail.

Enjoy, Will.

For those interested in the image detail, read as follows:

DATE / TIME: 2015-05-22
LOCATION: Nambung National Park, Western Australia
SCOPE: Canon 85mm F1.2 prime lens (@f3.5)
OPTICAL ATTACHMENTS: None
MOUNT: tracking mount head on standard tripod
CAMERA: EOS6D unmodded
EXPOSURE: ISO3200 @ 30sec (foreground), and ISO3200 @ 30sec with tracking (background)
PROCESSING: Exposures stitched using Microsoft ICE and processed in Photoshop

#galaxy   #stars   #milkyway   #nightphotography   #astrophotography   #longexposure   #landscape   #night   #desert   #pinnacles   #australia   #canon   #panorama   #nebula   #nebulas   #clouds  
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Holiday 'Galaxy' Insight --"Why the Cosmos, Why the Quantum, Why Existence"

"Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we grasp it - in a decade, a century, or a millennium - we will all say to each other, how could it have been otherwise? How could we have been so stupid?"

John Archibald Wheeler, theoretical physicist at Princeton, largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after World War II, and best known for popularizing the term "black hole", for coining the terms "neutron moderator", "quantum foam", "wormhole", and "it from bit", and for hypothesizing the "one-electron universe".
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New live set from Massive Attack just uploaded to Soundcloud. This time its from a Austrian festival that Massive Attack performed at in 2004. Contains a rare performance of the unreleased track "Speed Of Dark" and a equally rare performance of a radically different version of Future Proof.
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  • Université Libre De Bruxelles - ULB
    IT Management, 1984 - 1987
  • Haute Ecole De Bruxelles - HEB ESI
    Computer Science and IT Management, 1987 - 1989
  • Université Libre De Bruxelles - ULB SISH
    IT Management and Social Science (evening lectures), 1994 - 1998
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