Many of the images are blowing me away. Hopefully I’ll get out there to see the exhibit.
Jerry N. Uelsmann (American, born Detroit, Michigan, 1934)
Uelsmann revived the technique of combination printing pioneered by such Victorian art photographers as Oscar Gustave Rejlander and Henry Peach Robinson in the early 1960s, when darkroom manipulation was denigrated by many proponents of straight photography as a flagrant violation of photographic purity. His pictures, which he creates in a darkroom equipped with seven enlargers, are filled with mind-bending paradoxes, oblique symbolism, and bizarre contrasts of scale. Uelsmann’s work is now considered an important precursor to the seamless compositing widely associated with digital photography and Photoshop.
I spend a good amount of time thinking about mortality.
I don’t believe in the afterlife, and taking that into account, I feel it makes each day taste a little sweeter. I refuse to think that things I do now will be bettered when we all reconvene in heaven for eternal life with Yeshua.
Reminders of mortality punch me in the teeth to make sure I soak up my time with my Tina and loved ones.
I read this list from Bonnie Ware about the five most common regrets she heard when working with patients in palliative care.
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
Mercury’s north pole, as seen by NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft. Click to enhermesenate.
Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
Mercury is a mere 58 million kilometers (36 million miles) from the Sun and has a surface temperature of 430 degrees Celsius (800 degrees Fahrenheit). But that’s a maximum temperature. In shadows that temperature can drop drastically.