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“Caught” - Digital Oil Painting

I liked the other painting of them dancing so much, I decided to do another one, this time with the added challenge of the Winter Soldier arm. They were dancing in the dark so no one would see, but Nat’s phone had infra-red and a flash. :P

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Senses

So I had a thought about aliens and senses. I have seen a lot of posts about humans having the ability to multitask. What if this goes deeper than just what we try to do. What if aliens have all the senses that we have but they can only use one sense to its complete capacity at a time. They can still see when they hear but not as well. When they use a sense the aliens can see hear or feel more than a human can but humans can use them all at the same time evenly. This is one reason that aliens might see us as orcs because we can’t use one sense to the extreme. We can’t see infra-red, we can’t see gamma rays but we can hear something moving towards us and see where it is coming from at the same time. I thought of this when I flipped a coin and it started to fall behind me and from seeing where it was going and from the sound it made I could catch it behind my head. What if this is why we seem so powerful to aliens.

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2017-293 Moss by Darren Wilkin
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Something very different for my Friday image of the day. This is an infra-red, macro shot of some moss. It was actually growing on a wall somewhere near Rydal Water, but could really have been taken anywhere with a good growth of moss…

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Headcanon that one day, while they’re driving home from a hunt, Sam comments on how beautiful the sunset is, with all the oranges and yellows, and Cas asks him what orange and yellow look like and that’s how the brothers find out that angels see in something similar to inverted colors/infra-red.  Something like this:

While it answers the question of their superior eyesight, it’s not nearly as pretty as what humans see.  So Sam and Dean burn some cheap glasses with holy fire because they already know it lets them see things they normally can’t.  Then they take Cas outside when the sun starts setting and Sam slides the glasses onto his face.

Dean watches closely, asking if things look any different.

But Cas doesn’t seem capable of answering.  His mouth is hanging open and his eyes are wide behind the glasses, snapping this way and that, landing on the dirt under his feet and then the gnarled tree growing close to the bunker’s entrance and then up at the sky where the sun is sinking behind the trees, and Dean knows that the angel is seeing things like they d now, in vibrant, warm colors, and he can’t stop the grin from spreading over his face, huffing a laugh when Cas reaches up to push the glasses higher on his nose.

The soft sound draws Cas’ attention and Dean’s laugh catches in his throat when the angel turns wide, ocean blue eyes one him.

Castiel blinks slowly, one corner of his full lips pulling up in an awestruck smile as he stares into Dean’s eyes.

Castiel reaches up and Dean can feel the soft pads of his fingers flutter over the skin just under his eye.

“Green…your eyes are green.”

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Unexplained UFO Sighting (Chile,November 2014)

In November over 2014, a Chilean military helicopter captured footage of an unidentified flying object using the chopper’s infra-red camera. The pilots were unable to see the craft, and it was only visible to them via the infra-red camera. The craft seemed to be releasing some type of gas.

They tracked the craft from about 40 miles away and didn’t get any form of response when they tried to communicate with it. Chilean government agency the CEFAA, which investigates UFO sightings, has been probing the incident for two years and has had no luck identifying it.