It’s been one year since I started creating art using photos of the universe. The latest is a photo of the Messier 82 starburst galaxy by the Hubble Space telescope. Below is the original photo (stunning in itself) and two pieces of art created using that photo. The latter, the Starburst Wave, is much like the Universal Wave piece I created a year ago.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). About Messier 82.
The M82 Starburst:
The M82 Starburst Wave:
I’m still going through my photos from my vacation in Maine and New Hampshire. It’s hard to be in those parts of the states and not take any photos of nature. So here we go.
Click the photo below to launch a small gallery of photos taken by a river in Maine. How many right triangles and parallel lines can you see?
This photo below was taken on the shores of Portsmouth, NH:
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The Damned Things, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Fair To Midland, HourCast, Kills & Thrills: 8.26.11 @ The Gramercy Theatre, NYC
Despite the impending doom that is Hurricane Irene, the Damned Things played last night at the Gramercy Theatre.The Damned Things is a super group consisting of Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy, Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano of Anthrax, and Keith Buckley and Josh Newton of Every Time I Die. Wicked catchy stuff. Launch the gallery from the show by clicking the photo below.
Happy Friday. It’s been a busy week and tonight I am shooting the Inked Magazine Music Tour with the Damned Things. Photos of that show will be posted sometime this weekend… if the power doesn’t go out due to the hurricane Anyway, here are some more photos of Fort Stark taken in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This is just one of seven forts in New Hampshire and Maine built to protect Portsmouth Harbor after the Spanish-American War, constructed in 1873.
Nerd alert: These photos were taken to be assembled as HDR (high dynamic range) images, which bring in as much detail as possible in the highlights, midtones and shadows. Hence, they are gloriously dramatic.
This photo is actually upside down… whoops. Don’t tell anyone:
This place was a DREAM to anyone who loves textures… or at least, it was for me.
On the ground, where water drips over decades and decades:
Next 3 photos, decay on the walls: