Darkness and Light by AaronGroen

“Darkness and Light” by Aaron J. Groen – @HomeGroenPhotography

The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it. – John 1:5
single exposure
Canon EOS 6D
EF 16-35mmf/2.8L II USM
25.0 sec; f/3.2; ISO 800; 16mm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Canova, South Dakota.
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Who I would like to meet: by RussellMcGuire

I’d love to have lunch with Bill Clinton. I bet he and I would have a nice long meal where we started off with salad as we discussed his ’92 campaign. He’d probably order wine, which would be awkward ’cause it’d be lunch and I’d be a dude, but his affable manner and cordial demeanor would diffuse any uncomfortable rumblings from the other patrons. As we sipped our wine (white, I bet) I’d talk to him about how he managed the crazy economy of the 90’s, and why he thought it wasn’t sustained. He’d probably point out that no boom can come without a bust, and he’d be right. By meal’s end we’d walk around the grounds sampling some fine brandy which would go quite nicely with the Cuban cigars he had smuggled in, laughing about that whole Lewenski thing.

I’d love to talk to Colin Powell about how he could’ve let that whole Iraq thing happen. Brunch with Van Gogh at his zaniest would have been fresh. I’d love to have drinks with Jean Beaudrillard and ponder the substantial vaccousness of America. If I met Ghandi I’d rub his belly in my best approximation of the Ignorant Frat Boy.

I’d like to meet up with Faruka Balk and just stare into her eyes without speaking, pay the bill and calmly walk away.
Shooting up with Sid and W.S. Burroughs in one room would be a meeting I’d take (minus the heroin). Killing time with Bob Marley wouldn’t suck, as he’d roll up a huge fatty and we’d talk about the nature of art, communication and love. I’d request the minutes from my meetings with Hammurabi, Jesus, Budda, Gengis Kahn and Keeanu Reeves.

I’d like to meet the sisters Simpson and Duff all at once, kind of a round table thing where we’d push aside the fluff and got down to the nitty gritty nuts and bolts political and philosophical issues I know they’re all dying to talk about. I read an essay by Ashlee once called “The Theory of Forgetting and the Problem of Matter” that blew my mind and I can’t remember which Duff wrote “Capturing the Sinai: The Modern Ramifications of Israeli Success in the Arab Peninsula”, but it really opened my eyes to the real politik of the mid-east region.

If I met Clay Aiken I’d pinch his cheeks and wish him the best of luck. I’d like to meet up with the hombre that invented burritos, buy him one from Taco Cabana and ask him what he thought of his progeny now. Were I ever to meet Scott Baio I’d thank him for his exceptional work in Charles in Charge, to which I owe the bulk of my social skills. I’d like to meet others, but they frankly don’t warrant mention here, excepting how much I wish I could hang out with Tiffany Amber Theissen

Buddy Lembeck from Charles In Charge, Doc the old man from Fraggle Rock, Mr. Belvedere, Arthur ‘Fonzie’ Fonzarelli and Ralph Malph from Happy Days.

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Geminids arriving by CludesTomato

A new processing dedicated to the last meteor shower 13th/14th of December 2015.

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The King and Orion by AaronGroen

Taken 12/3/2015 – 3:38:52 AM at Palisades State Park, Garretson, South Dakota.Canon EOS 6D and EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
@ 30.0 sec; f/2.8; ISO 1250, 16mm
with about a half moon behind me, fog rolling up the creek and hoar frost all around me at a cool 2F/-17C
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orion complex by DeSelby

“The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex (or, simply, the Orion Complex) is a large group of bright nebulae, dark clouds, and young stars in the Orion constellation. The cloud is between 1 500 and 1 600 light-years away, and hundreds of light-years across. Several parts of the nebula can be observed through binoculars and small telescopes, and some parts (such as the Orion Nebula) are visible to the naked eye.

The nebula is important because of its sheer size, as it spreads several degrees from Orion’s Belt to his sword. It is also one of the most active regions of stellar formation visible in the night sky, and is home to both protoplanetary discs and very young stars. The nebula is bright in infrared wavelengths due to the heat-intensive processes involved in the stellar formation, though the complex contains dark nebulae, emission nebulae, reflection nebulae, and H II regions.
The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 ) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion.
The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion’s Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The nebula was first recorded in 1888 by Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming on photographic plate B2312 taken at the Harvard College Observatory. The Horsehead Nebula is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. It is one of the most identifiable nebulae because of the shape of its swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, which bears some resemblance to a horse’s head when viewed from Earth.

Barnard’s Loop (catalogue designation Sh 2-276) is an emission nebula in the constellation of Orion. It is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex which also contains the dark Horsehead and bright Orion nebulae. The loop takes the form of a large arc centred approximately on the Orion Nebula. The stars within the Orion Nebula are believed to be responsible for ionizing the loop.

The loop extends over about 600 arcminutes as seen from Earth, covering much of Orion. It is well seen in long-exposure photographs, although observers under very dark skies may be able to see it with the naked eye.

Recent estimates place it at a distance of either 159 pc (518 light years) or 440 pc (1434 ly) giving it dimensions of either about 100 or 300 ly across respectively. It is thought to have originated in a supernova explosion about 2 million years ago, which may have also created several known runaway stars, including AE Aurigae, Mu Columbae and 53 Arietis, which are believed to have been part of a multiple star system in which one component exploded as a supernova.

Although this faint nebula was certainly observed by earlier astronomers, it is named after the pioneering astrophotographer E. E. Barnard who photographed it and published a description in 1894.”


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the hunter by DeSelby

“Orion is bordered by Taurus to the northwest, Eridanus to the southwest, Lepus to the south, Monoceros to the east, and Gemini to the northeast. Covering 594 square degrees, Orion ranks twenty-sixth of the 88 constellations in size. The constellation boundaries, as set by Eugène Delporte in 1930, are defined by a polygon of 26 sides. In the equatorial coordinate system, the right ascension coordinates of these borders lie between 04h 43.3m and 06h 25.5m, while the declination coordinates are between 22.87° and −10.97°.
The constellation’s three-letter abbreviation, as adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1922, is “Ori”.

Orion is most visible in the evening sky from January to March, winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and summer in the Southern Hemisphere. In the tropics (less than about 8° from the equator), the constellation transits at the zenith.

In the period May–July (summer in the Northern Hemisphere, winter in the Southern Hemisphere), Orion is in the daytime sky and thus not visible at most latitudes. However, for much of Antarctica in the Southern Hemisphere’s winter months, the Sun is below the horizon even at midday. Stars (and thus Orion) are then visible at twilight for a few hours around local noon, low in the North. At the same time of day at the South Pole itself (Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station), Rigel is only 8° above the horizon, and the Belt sweeps just along it. In the Southern Hemisphere’s summer months, when Orion is normally visible in the night sky, the constellation is actually not visible in Antarctica because the sun does not set at that time of year south of the Antarctic Circle.

In countries close to the equator (e.g. Kenya, Indonesia, Colombia, Ecuador), Orion appears overhead in December around midnight and in the February evening sky.”*


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