2nd full double rainbow we saw on the way home from Owensboro. We had to pull over and capture this one.
We finally have the prints and posters ready to share digitally. Because we only had 1920 x 1080 pixels to work with on our prints, we had to take a collage approach for the 20″ x 30″ and 24″ x 36″ sizes. To tie it all together, we used the new NASA Blue Marble shot as the background for the posters and included prints from our mission on top. We think they came out really great!
Depending on the poster size and style there are between 8 and 12 shots from the mission on the posters. All posters and prints are autographed. We are giving you links to 3 different kinds of posters and 3 sizes of prints (2 different pictures). The team selected the poster with the film strips as our favorite. We ordered samples of all print sizes this week and they should be in this coming week or the following at the latest.
Below is the team’s favorite poster.
There is also this version.
And this version
Here is the 5″ x 7″ Version A
And 5″ x 7″ version B
Below is a link to all sizes and versions of the prints and posters. You can download them from this photo set by clicking on the image you like and then “Actions” directly above the picture on the top left, then drop down to “View All Sizes” – pick “original” size to download the highest resolution.
We really hope you like these.
Anna had a class project to create a cell model this week. We tried Jello yesterday – fail! So, we resorted to making a cake for our medium. I took a picture of the cake, which I’ll post below and then created an outline version of the image that was more representative of the cell model. I think both versions look pretty good and most importantly her model is yummy! I want to go to her class tomorrow. 🙂
If you guys see Sarah flying by please tell her it is past her bedtime and time to come home for the evening before her broomstick runs out of gas. This first picture is her friend Katie. This one had better color so ran with it. The one of Sarah was under exposed and had some issues so I converted it to B&W to salvage it.
This is a reproduction set of the Isle of Lewis Chessmen (or Uig Chessmen). It is the earliest know chess set. Discovered in 1831 in Scotland, a total of 78 pieces were recovered including 8 kings, 8 queens, 16 bishops, 15 knights, 12 rooks and 19 pawns. The heights of the pawns range from 3.5 to 5.8 cm while the major pieces are between 7 and 10.2 cm. It is believed they were probably made in Norway, by craftsmen in the 12th century. They are owned and exhibited by the British Museum in London, which has 67 of the original pieces, and the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, which has the remaining 11 pieces. Sarah, in 4th grade now, joined the chess club this year and I can’t wait to play a game with her using this set. The board arrives next week! 🙂
Caroline purchased this wonderful medium format 120mm Yashica-Mat film camera for me for Christmas. I love this camera, it is so beautiful. Also in the picture is an #168 Boxwood antique wood and brass two foot ruler. It folds both vertically and horizontally, very unusual. And to the left of the camera are some Buckyballs. If you don’t have any of these, you need to get some. Seriously.
There was a light fog this morning and I tried to catch it but I was a little late. You can see it in the tree lines. I wish I had been 30 minutes earlier. Even so the heavy frost and early morning sun were great. The tree on the right is the second biggest dogwood in America. Wait until this spring!! And yes, it is haunted! We have video proof.
This afternoon Leah, Sarah and I went to share some treats with the horses down the street. We were hoping to see King and Tinkerbell but instead we found only Pepe. He was whinnying at the fence when we arrived and kept it up until he realized what we had at which point he trotted over to investigate. We shared some apples and carrots with him and I think he must have appreciated it because it struck a very nice pose fore me afterward. Thanks Pepe!
Yes, that right! Free iPad backgrounds for all my friends. This was a fun little project. Nothing like a little Rain-X and glass to create some really nice water beads. I struck them with the flash about about 45 degrees and set the aperture to F22. I don’t have a macro lens so I converted my F2.0 100m lens to a macro by inserting a lens extender between the lens and the body. This simultaneously shrank the focal length and lowered the depth of field. The results are pretty neat I think. They don’t even look real, but they are! Enjoy.
I love the hour glass with black sand that has been sitting on my desk since I started working here. I can’t believe it took me this long to take a picture of it. The trees outside my window and the gray sky made the perfect monochromatic backdrop for the picture. I used my iPhone 4 to take the shot. If I had my 5D I would have been able to capture the sand frozen in space.