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"Running from Frame and Fame"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
What is the end of Fame? 'tis but to fill
A certain portion of uncertain paper:
Some liken it to climbing up a hill,
Whose summit, like all hills, is lost in vapour:
For this men write, speak, preach, and heroes kill,
And bards burn what they call their "midnight taper,"
To have, when the original is dust,
A name, a wretched picture, and worse bust."

~ George Gordon Byron 1788–1824 (England)

"Running from Frame and Fame"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: LACMA, Los Angeles June 7th, 2016
Camera: Nikon D3100 8-55mm lens
Conditions: Natural light, late morning, no flash, no tripod

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Sirius – The Dog Star

The constellation Canis Major contains the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, a blue-white star 8.16 light distant and radiating more than 20 times the energy of our own sun. In actual fact, Sirius A has a companion star, the white dwarf Sirius B, which rotates around their center of common mass once every 50 years, but it is around 10,000 times fainter than Sirius A, which in turn accounts for much of the apparent brightness, (1.46 mag.), we see here back on Earth.

Quick facts about Sirius A, the Dog Star (α Canis Majoris A):

-> Distance to Earth: 8.611 light-years, and moving on a direct course toward our solar system;
--> Constellation: Canis Major;
--> Rotational Velocity: 16 km/s; the Sun’s surface rotation at equator is about 2 km/s;
--> Radius: 1 190 915 km, (740,000 miles); the Sun: 696,000 km (432,450 miles);
--> Surface temp: 9,940 K, (9,6667 °C, or 17,432 °F); the Sun's surface temperature is approximately 5,800 K, (5,527 °C, or 9 980 °F);
--> Mass: 2.02 solar masses, the Sun mass is 1,989×10^30 kg;
--> Luminosity: 25 times as luminous as the Sun;
--> Age: 225 - 250 million years old; the Sun’s age: 4,5 billion years old.

In Ancient Egypt, Sirius was regarded as the most important star in the sky. In fact, it was astronomically the foundation of the Egyptians’ entire religious system. It was revered as Sothis and was associated with Isis, the mother goddess of Egyptian mythology. Isis is the female aspect of the trinity formed by herself, Osiris and their son Horus.

Ancient Egyptians held Sirius in such a high regard that most of their deities were associated, in some way or another, with the star. Anubis, the dog-headed god of death, had an obvious connection with the dog star and Toth-Hermes, the great teacher of humanity, was also esoterically connected with the star. The Egyptian calendar system was based on the heliacal rising of Sirius that occurred just before the annual flooding of the Nile during summer.

The star’s celestial movement was also observed and revered by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, Greek and countless other civilizations. The star was therefore considered sacred and its apparition in the sky was accompanied with feasts and celebrations. The Dog Star heralded the coming of the hot and dry days of July and August, hence the popular term “the dog days of summer”.

Photo: Sirius A in the night sky (the brightest star). To find Sirius, use the Belt of Orion as a pointer. The three stars point downward toward Sirius to the left.
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Sunshine Skyway Bridge from Fort De Soto Park, Florida. Oh,there is a storm coming too! Typical Florida late afternoon in the summer!
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Check out our latest tutorial on self-portrait photography!
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ACDSee Community Post: Self-Portraits: Experimenting with Abstractions
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My Australia Straya xx
This mare was enjoying eating these beautiful Lilies. They looked too good not to eat. Taken west of Dingo Queensland by Lionel Kavanagh Photography
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ACD Systems is one of the largest and most respected independent digital image editing and management companies in the world.
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ACD Systems was founded in 1993 in Texas by technology and imaging visionary Doug Vandekerkhove. Doug foresaw the importance of the convergence of analog and digital (print, photos, scans,video and metadata) in the 80’s, revolutionizing how analog and digital information was used in pre-Web applications. Today ACD holds seven patents, and millions of ACDSee products are in use throughout the world.

ACD Systems has offices in the United States and Canada, supported by a team of global channel partners. With a product family that includes includes ACDSee Pro 6, ACDSee Pro 2 (Mac), ACDSee 15 photo editing and management solutions, and Canvas technical illustration software, the company serves millions of consumers, small and medium sized businesses, government agencies and educational institutions, and corporate customers.

Representative markets for ACD Systems' products include AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), insurance, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, government, architecture/construction, education, gaming, technology, bio/health and oil/gas/energy. Customers include General Motors, Caterpillar, Boeing, The New York City Fire Department, NASA, CNN and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ACDSee software was used in the making of the movie Titanic because the filmmakers recognized that only ACDSee could provide the illustration, editing and management tools required for their large scale, complex development tasks and image management requirements.