new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

children of the stars

this picture, children of the stars, was captured by james neeley:

Children of the Stars
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what's so special about it? it's an extraordinarily beautiful shot, to be sure.... but what makes it particularly interesting is its orientation.

while most shots of the night sky have the ground below and the sky above, neeley rotated the image so that the plane of the milky way is horizontal. suddenly, this shot achieves another meaning, making our home an integral part of the cosmos, and not the central basis of it.

a simple, easy twist can change your entire point of view.

another reason i liked it is that i've been thinking that i should orient a future shot in this way -- and i'm so glad to see i'm not alone in these ideas.

image © james neeley, used with permission.

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