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James Cormier
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Faces in the cirrus this morning. Even I - A pattern seeking creature.

Reminds me of Old Man of The Mountain.

I'm content just to shoot clouds some days. In the end, why not? Their ephemeral nature makes them a once opportunity. Even Alfred Stieglitz shot clouds. In these troubling times, there is solace in the sky.
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"On the whole, scientific methods are at least as important as any other result of research: for it is upon the insight into method that the scientific spirit depends: and if these methods were lost, then all the results of science could not prevent a renewed triumph of superstition and nonsense.

Clever people may learn as much as they wish of the results of science - still one will always notice in their conversation, and especially in their hypotheses, that they lack the scientific spirit; they do not have that instinctive mistrust of the aberrations of thought which through long training are deeply rooted in the soul of every scientific person. They are content to find any hypothesis at all concerning some matter; then they are all fire and flame for it and think that is enough.

To have an opinion means for them to fanaticize for it and thenceforth to press it to their hearts as a conviction. If something is unexplained, they grow hot over the first notion that comes into their heads and looks like an explanation - which results progressively in the worst consequences, especially in the sphere of politics.

For that reason everyone should now study at least one science from the bottom up: then he will know what method means and how important is the utmost circumspection..."

- Frederick Nietzsche

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Getting ready for Sunday nights Supermoon, also known as a perigee moon.

1260mm focal length with Pentax K-5IIS.


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The Granite Egg - Schoodic Peninsula, Maine
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The Dark Gems of Northern Aquila
Last night was an imperfect night, however there were still images to be made.  A dark clear night always has something worthwhile to offer despite haze and airglow. One image in particular caught my attention.  My fascination with the Great Rift and it's m...

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It was a great weekend for observing. Catch some of my observations under the late August sky.

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Late Summer Astronomy
The summer has been a busy one.  Most clear nights have been spent inside sleeping and prioritizing daytime activities.  We all get out of practice with the things we love to do.  Late Saturday, my dog Hunter and I decided to get busy and setup the scopes a...

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The Region of Gamma Cygni featuring the myriad stars and dark nebulae within the Great Cygnus Star Cloud.

Pentax K-5IIs Samyang 135mm f/2 @ f/2.8 ISO 800, single 5 minutes exposure. 
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The Great Cygnus Star Cloud - Taken from my dark sky home in eastern Maine.

Pentax K-5IIs Samyang 135mm f/2 @ f/2.8 five minutes at ISO 800. Single exposure
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Blueberry Moon - August 17, 2016

Tonight the Moon is full. Here in Maine the August Moon is the Blueberry Moon, named upon the wild Maine blueberry harvest.

Taken at Flanders Pond in East Sullivan, Maine 
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