Rachel Maddow presents a mock-up for the kind of form that would be required if a new bill proposed in Missouri to require politicians to declare sex with lobbyists as a political gift actually becomes a law.
Here is my first image of Comet Lovejoy taken this morning (23/12) at about 4am. This beautiful sungrazer comet took everyone by surprise when it survived it's close encounter with the sun and is now putting on quite the show for people in the Southern Hemisphere. I'm sure I will be imaging this many, many, many times over the coming weeks. I have some road trips planned to seek out interesting locations for this great sky display. This was just taken from near my house. The bright spot close to the horizon to the left of the comet is a very thin crescent moon. The Southern Cross (Crux constellation) is at the top centre of the frame (turn your head on it's side to your left). This one's for you +Brad Goldpaint
吉田夕景 Sunset in Fujiyoshida The iconic view of Mt. Fuji with the Chureito pagoda. The landscape represents my town =) 先ほど新倉浅間公園で撮影した忠霊塔と富士山。今度は24mmのARTを使っていた。最近利便性からズームを使うことも多かったが、やはり高性能単焦点は描写が違う。 Nikon D800E + SIGMA ART 24mm f/1.4 #CoolJapan
Hubble's 20th anniversary image shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.
On Qualia Japan Project, we visited Okinawa in October. I had to shoot a lot of photos for the project, but sometimes, only for brief moments, I had time away from the crew. This was taken at such a time. The others were gone to check the time of the next ship, but I didn't join them. Amazingly, the bluest was not the ocean, nor the sky.