Photography

When I was diagnosed with cancer January, 2015, I was in the process of getting ready for my first full year of focusing on photography. I had set up the year according to the photographic calendar: spring & summer for taking photos and traveling, camping through out southern Utah, building a better portfolio for shows and fairs. I have not come anywhere near that  devotion since. Since cameras now come with phones and are at the ready, I have half-heartedly used my camera phone to see how that might work. Here’s one example.

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Alan Stern’s Moonshot to Pluto Wins the Internet

http://www.wired.com/2015/12/alan-sterns-moonshot-to-pluto-wins-the-internet/

I am a big believer in space exploration. Ever since I ordered a cardboard rocket that slid down a strong I the early sixties from there to here has been fascinating. The search for knowledge and understanding for it’s own sake is a purity of mission we can all be thankful for and awed by in it’s success.

Peace Out, ‘Bikini Body’—We’re Kicking You Off of Our Covers for Good | Women’s Health

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/no-more-bikini-body

We still have a tremendously long path to trod, but every little step helps. Because this is an end rack magazine along with Cosmo, etc. the effect could be greater than of it were just another monthly.

Say it loud and be proud!

Rendered Beauty and the Natural World

A wonderful aspect of the Internet is the access one gets to amazing art of all types. I can spend hours looking at renders of fractals, raytracing, photography, etc.

As I said in a previous post, I do share art that is not mine because I find it beautiful and unique.  (I probably ought to post some of my photography!) Here’s a page of fractals, beautiful and an example of art mimicking nature.

Volvox Fractals

Volvox – actually a microscopic unicellular life form that lives in colonies. The colony takes the shape of a ball, created by thousands (8000 to 17000) of single cell creatures. Webster dictionary says “Type genus of the Volvocaceae; minute pale green flagellates occurring in tiny spherical colonies; minute flagella rotate the colony about an axis.

The more I post, the more I see I am posting content I personally tag as beauty. Of course, the beholders eye on these posts is not mine, but yours. I hope you enjoy these.

Volvox fractal

Volvox fractal