Just weeks after NASA astronauts repaired the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1999, the Hubble Heritage Project snapped this picture of NGC 1999, a nebula in the constellation Orion.
“A few times in my life I’ve had moments of absolute clarity, when for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh. I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I have lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present, and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be.”
This photo was taken for my Digital Photography class. I was in the sunken garden room at the Conservatory in Como Park. I took nine consecutive photos and used the photo stitching feature in PhotoShop to bring them together. This is how I achieved the depth in the photo.
This was delivered via my secret email account.
“People generally treat me like I’m very intelligent and really, I’m much less intelligent than she is. Scully is insanely intelligent.”