Award ceremony

Davide Capponi photography

This is  a Christmas clockwork toy. This has been shot with my iPhone 4s. The app used to shot the image was Pro HDR, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using Dynamic Light, Pic Grunger and PhotoToaster.

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Berlin at Dusk, Churches and Brick Expressionism

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I’ve driven past the Church on Hollenzollernplatz many a time, so I’ve always seen it looking pretty much like it does here.

I also just learned from Wikipedia that it is an example of Brick Expressionism along with the Anzeigerhochhaus in Hannover (about the only interesting thing in all of Hannover….)  I most definitely have to find a time to go inside and see these stained glass windows.

Last Friday I cycled out to Charlottenburg to visit a friend.  When riding back to Kreuzberg I passed by the church in the evening spring sun and took these pictures.  Nothing like a little Berlin inspiration while out and about.

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earthshine

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Earthshine and Venus Over Sierra de Guadarrama ~ Daniel Fernández

The Earth’s Moon was caught just above the horizon in a young crescent phase. The familiar Moon might look a bit odd as the exposure shows significant Earthshine — the illumination of the part of the Moon hidden from direct sunlight by the sun-reflecting Earth. Also captured in the image is the bright planet Venus on the right. Venus and Jupiter passed only three degrees from each other last week during a photogenic planetary conjunction. The above image was taken two days ago near Madrid, Spain.

Source: Astronomy Picture of the Day

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