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    [–] How many people you know hate Muslims? jawanda 2 points ago in AskReddit

    I'd bet many of these acts were perpetrated by people who consider themselves Christian: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Significant_acts_of_violence_against_LGBT_people

    Any ideology that teaches that homosexuality is a sin will have fringe members who take the idea as a license to hurt gay people. And I'd bet that many, many of them do So because of their religiously fueled self loathing at their own hidden gay side.

    [–] Fast-hands makin' stuff. Two days of work distilled to < 2 mins. jawanda 1 points ago in oddlysatisfying

    Ahhh got ya, glad you like it! You could probably find a cheaper way to do it, but I print all my own canvas on a printer that is very expensive (over $5k).

    [–] Fast-hands makin' stuff. Two days of work distilled to < 2 mins. jawanda 1 points ago in oddlysatisfying

    You mean the video? It's a simple timelapse where the camera took a photo every ten seconds. Small movements to the frames in between create all that fun motion.

    [–] Fast-hands makin' stuff. Two days of work distilled to < 2 mins. jawanda 2 points ago in oddlysatisfying

    No hard feelings I generally agree, part of the reason I won't be doing these small panels again. I generally do much bigger panels, and they're usually mounted "free floating" although even when they're mounted with copper the panels are so much bigger that the piping is less obtrusive. You can see some here https://phil.camera/hex/ if you want to. Thanks for the feedback !

    [–] Fast-hands makin' stuff. Two days of work distilled to < 2 mins. jawanda 1 points ago in oddlysatisfying

    don't worry, I varnish all of my canvases and they're printed on archival quality canvas with no artificial brighteners.

    [–] Fast-hands makin' stuff. Two days of work distilled to < 2 mins. jawanda 6 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in oddlysatisfying

    Wow, "hate"? I must be doing something right, to create two of the most powerful human emotions in you within 2 minutes! Hehe, the end product is interesting. I won't be making any more of these specific pieces because those little hexes are such a pain in the ass to work with, and the end product is not for everyone. Thanks for the comment! ;)

    Edit: here's a better picture of the end piece (you'll still probably hate it but might as well see a better picture), the one in the video is pretty bad, I was in a rush to get that video done. https://phil.camera/daily/photos/10-Hex_PerfectSummerNight.jpg

    [–] Fast-hands makin' stuff. Two days of work distilled to < 2 mins. jawanda 10 points ago in oddlysatisfying

    Haha well thanks! Nah, it's fun to make, though it is a lot of work. I've never regretted trading my desk job for this though.

    [–] Fast-hands makin' stuff. Two days of work distilled to < 2 mins. jawanda 15 points ago in oddlysatisfying

    Thank you! Didn't help my productivity to be constantly making the small movements in between stapling, but it makes the video a lot more fun to watch :) Luckily my buddy showed up at the end to help out with that.

    [–] While wide-spread light pollution is terrible for astro photography, a little bit of very localized light in an otherwise dark place will not necessarily wash out the night sky (captured three nights ago) jawanda 2 points ago in space

    Thank you very much for the good words! Message me any time if you have questions about the photos, and I'd love to make you a print someday, just let me know. Thank you again!!

    Edit: And yes, please, feel free to use as desktop wallpaper if you'd like :)

    [–] What is something you've never done, that most people probably have? jawanda 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Wendy's has awesome salads. I'm serious, they're fresh, with delicious toppings ... at my previous job I used to get a Wendy's salad at least a couple times a week and I never had a bad one. Better than a lot of $15 salads I've had at "real restaurants, honestly. I'll probably get downvoted, but feel like they deserve some credit for having "relatively healthier" options that are fucking delicious.

    [–] Mother Is Gone jawanda 8 points ago in cancer

    I wish for you the same strength which your mother obviously had in droves during this time.

    It's a darkly beautiful but bittersweet dance, this life. The sweetness only possible because of the inevitable good-byes; the love made possible by the fleeting nature of those who we've come to depend on for our own happiness, and the beauty and awe fueled by the recognition of the fragility of our own precious lives.

    [–] First shot at photographing the milky way! Happy with how it came out jawanda 1 points ago in space

    You should, I bet you have some wide open views that would be epic for night photography!

    If you know the basics of photography (the relationship between f-stop, shutter speed, iso ..) then just google the Rule of 500 and you'll be on your way to getting some cool shots.

    [–] First shot at photographing the milky way! Happy with how it came out jawanda 1 points ago in space

    Well thank you very much! It's easy to geek out on stuff you're passionate about, I could talk photography (especially astro-landscape) all day and never get bored!

    [–] First shot at photographing the milky way! Happy with how it came out jawanda 1 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in space

    Yeah, 8 hours is rare (thankfully), but it does happen. This pic I posted today took a very, very long time because of the complex foreground which required extensive masking: https://www.reddit.com/r/space/comments/8z2d7j/while_widespread_light_pollution_is_terrible_for/

    No tutorials at the moment, but I'm planning on adding an educational component to my website at some point. You can find the URL on those photos I posted to you if you want to check out more of my work and keep an eye out for future additions!

    [–] First shot at photographing the milky way! Happy with how it came out jawanda 2 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in space

    Cool, you're on the right track then!

    My post processing routine ... varies a bit by shot. But since I'm using a tracker, it starts with bringing each of the exposures into Adobe Camera Raw (usually there will be two exposures with identical settings, but one with tracker activated, one with it deactivated, like this: https://i.imgur.com/J6j1yLg.jpg also notice how my white balance was not as realistic in this photo ... this is a couple years old ;) ).

    I'll do color correction on the first exposure in Camera Raw, then copy the exact same settings to the second exposure. Then I bring them into Photoshop and start with the combining process, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to (literally) 8 hours. Once the photos are combined, I'll make my final adjustments, usually do a little more noise reductions (even though I'm shooting around 320 iso most of the time, there's long-exposure noise), and... that's about it. There are a dozen mini-steps in-between but they're too nuanced to get into in this kind of post, and they vary from shot to shot.

    Edit: Wow, Reddit Gold? Thanks kind stranger!!

    [–] First shot at photographing the milky way! Happy with how it came out jawanda 1 points ago in space

    Well, the biggest tip for color is shoot raw. But for overall night sky photography ... you hip with the Rule of 500? That's where it all starts. You push your camera to the limits within the confines of that rule. Eventually, you may get tired of all that high ISO noise, and start using other techniques to allow you to "break" the rule of 500, such as by using an equatorial tracking mount (this is how I shoot) which will allow you to take several minute exposures without star trailing. Let me know if you ever have any specific questions!