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centuriespast:

Crystal Ball
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
Geography:
Made in China, Asia
Period:
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Date:
19th century
Medium:
Rock crystal (quartz); silver stand
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Crystal Ball

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Geography:

Made in China, Asia

Period:

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Date:

19th century

Medium:

Rock crystal (quartz); silver stand

Philadelphia Museum of Art

8bitfuture:

Photo: Stars from the ISS.
This is a composite of a series of images photographed from a mounted camera on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, from approximately 240 miles above Earth. Space station hardware in the foreground includes the Mini-Research Module (MRM1, center) and a Russian Progress vehicle docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment (right). Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit relayed some information about photographic techniques used to achieve the images: “My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do. I take multiple 30-second exposures, then ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.” A total of 47 images photographed by the astronaut-monitored stationary camera were combined to create this composite.

8bitfuture:

Photo: Stars from the ISS.

This is a composite of a series of images photographed from a mounted camera on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, from approximately 240 miles above Earth. Space station hardware in the foreground includes the Mini-Research Module (MRM1, center) and a Russian Progress vehicle docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment (right). Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit relayed some information about photographic techniques used to achieve the images: “My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do. I take multiple 30-second exposures, then ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.” A total of 47 images photographed by the astronaut-monitored stationary camera were combined to create this composite.

(Source: spaceflight.nasa.gov)

5000letters:

bible-jpg:

Jenny Holzer

My arrogance knows no bounds and I will make no peace today, and you should be so lucky to find a woman like me 

5000letters:

bible-jpg:

Jenny Holzer

My arrogance knows no bounds and I will make no peace today, and you should be so lucky to find a woman like me 

(via perma-scowl)

Painter painting in our land pictures of only white angels
Painter painting in our time in shadows of yesterday

Painter, if you paint with love, paint me some black angels now
For all good blacks in heaven, painter show us that you care

Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)

(Source: foxwin, via ijustkeepitmovin)