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Venus at Dawn - May 16, 2017 by Joseph Brimacombe
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Taken from Savannah Skies Observatory with a Canon 5D Mk II camera and 17-mm Tip-Tilt lens.


i’m home, it’s 63º, i’m unpacking the ludicrous amount of shit i somehow amassed at the new IKEA in columbus, and i am so happy to be home on this gorgeous singular autumn-esque day before it returns to sweltering swampass death waves that i could shit frisbees

anyway here are some post-thunderstorm central-ohio clouds


Grey day at Arbroath Harbour and Coastline

July 2017

While there is evidence for settlement of the area now occupied by the town that dates back to the Iron Age, Arbroath’s history as a town begins in the High Middle Ages with the founding of Arbroath Abbey in 1178. Arbroath grew considerably during the Industrial Revolution owing to the expansion of firstly the flax and secondly the jute industries and the engineering sector. A new harbour was built in 1839 and by the 20th century, Arbroath had become one of the larger fishing ports in Scotland.


Alpha Centauri, Beta Centauri and Proxima Centauri Our Nearest Stellar Neighbour - April 13, 2017 by Joseph Brimacombe
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Taken from Savannah Skies Observatory using a modified Canon 40D camera and 135-mm Digital Cinema Lens on a Software Bisque PME Mount 1 x 3 min exposure NOTE Proxima Centauri forms a third component of the Alpha Centauri binary star system, currently with a separation of about 13000 AU and an orbital period of 550,000 years] Proxima centauri is marked in the center of the circle on the lower edge of the image. Alpha centauri is left and beta centauri is right. LINKS Info about alpha centauri or Rigil Kentaurus : Info about beta centuri or Hadar: Info about proxima centauri:

Some iPhone Photography Tips
  1. Use natural outdoor lighting. Turn off your flash.
  2. For food/table shots, sit outside or by a window in daylight. Typically food photos (like in magazines) are slightly overexposed to look more appealing, so increase the exposure a bit when you edit later.
  3. Take at least 20 shots and pick the one in the series that grabs your eye the most and feels the most satisfying to look at.
  4. Use the grid feature to make sure the lines aren’t crooked and if they are then adjust the photo angle after so that the lines are straight. 
  5. Use the rule of thirds to help with your composition. The grid feature helps with this!
  6. Make use of the “live” photo (iPhone 6) and HDR features.
  7. Play around with iPhoto to adjust the lighting, contrast, temperature, etc. 

Some apps I like: 

  • Facetune - for fixing small imperfections. I have learned that less is more though. Selfie Tip: to make your skin clearer without looking too airbrushed use the “patch” feature where you need it rather than the “smooth” feature over your whole face.
  • Snapseed - especially the “brush” feature. Tip: decrease the saturation on the white parts of your photo if they look too yellow and increase the exposure to make them look brighter.
  • VSCO and Afterlight - For filters. For my current instagram theme I use a small amount of Horine on Afterlight and nothing else.


Lighted cubes provide surrounding miniature fountains provide an artistic element to the Indiana State Government Center in downtown Indianapolis.

Sine Qua Non Photography: images by Nathanael Handlang

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The Earth, the Moon and the Stars - June 4, 2017 by Joseph Brimacombe
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Taken from Savannah Skies Observatory with a Canon 5DS R camera and 14-mm Digital Cinema Lens.