Field of Dreams
The brightest portion of the sky is the Milky Way. The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System; it is a barred spiral galaxy 100,000–120,000 light-years in diameter containing 200–400 billion stars and it may contain at least as many planets. (Information from Wikipedia)
This was shot in Sorsogon, Bicol, Philippines. It is an 80 second exposure at f/3.5 and ISO 1600. This is a re-processed image of what I posted about a year ago.
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil
Portfolio: Behind the Curtain at the New York City Ballet
“This is the secret,” says photographer Henry Leutwyler. “To completely blend in, to become invisible.” Leutwyler spent last winter as the most observant ghost in New York City Ballet’s rehearsal studios, capturing the uncommonly raw backstage images that now compose Ballet, which is both a book (out in December from Steidl) and an exhibit (on view at Foley Gallery November 28 through January 6). The shots here exemplify the peek-behind-the-curtain feel of Leutwyler’s photos, like a ballerina’s feet after a day of matinée and evening performances (“when the feet are demolished”). “If I had to title the picture, I would call it Reality and Dreams,” says Leutwyler. “The foot en pointe is what every little girl dreams of. The other is the hard, hard work, and the reality.”
It’s an artificial pond created by accident when a dam was erected to protect the region from mudflows that might occur from the nearby volcano on mountain. The blue color of the pond has not been fully explained but is attributed to the presence of aluminum hydroxide in the water that reflects the shorter wavelength blue light the same way the earth’s atmosphere does.
The color of the pond changes depending on what angle you look at it from and even at different times of the day. The water appears blue when viewed from the land, but the color is not found in the water itself.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16