Oh my gosh it’s June, whoops. I guess my New Year’s resolution is pretty much botched at this point. Nevertheless I have been working on some photos. This is an image reminiscent of the newly released image of the black hole at the center of Messier 87.
Like most of the others I’ve made, it was a complete fluke that I discovered this image. My girlfriend and I were getting coffee one day and I took a picture on my Samsung Galaxy s8 of here finished cup. Months later I was reviewing maybe a hundred or so photos and none of them really turned out.; this was one of the only images I haven’t touched. I’m consistently surprised at what sorts of colors and data I’m able to crank out of these images. Not only that, but it’s astounding to me how much we are able to travel without having to go anywhere at all.
I’ve been thinking a lot about who gets to go to space, and more to the point, who gets to decide how we go about exploring. The questions that drive space travel aren’t necessarily the questions that are being asked by humanity, they’re the questions of a select few who have had the privilege of time to wonder.
Most of what I like to do is
escape. I watch movies, read comics, etc to avoid dealing with certain
realities as we all do. I’m literally
watching the Incredibles while I type this on the delayed train back to Kansas
I needed a phone wallpaper, so I decided to literally have it be a wall. I set up the tripod, took a few pictures, and didn’t touch them for a few weeks. I was playing around when I got that picture (the first image in the gallery) to start to look like Mars. It’s an idea that I’m going to keep working at the rest of this year.