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  •  Last year I spend about a week off and on (8+ / 0-)

    researching in much greater detail the elaborate computer aided processes that go into enhancing these kinds of photos for an article here, but that computer hard disk crashed and I lost hundreds of these amazing images, some with entire pages worth of notes describing how they were produced.  

    Sometimes the color selection is highly meaningful data sometimes just artistic flare.

    I'm working up to doing it again as I'd like to learn how to do some of these myself.  In many you can intuitive see, sense, and catch glimpses of astrophysics and plasma physics concepts it would take decades of study to understand mathematically, presuming we were even smart enough to do so.

    I don't know why I feel so compelled to keep coming back to these same kinds of pictures, but I feel called somehow, and I try to understand why as I keep writing these strange  posts.  I usually wait to late at night, often on weekends so fewer people might mind me crowding out more political posts.    

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 07:01:25 PM PST

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    •  I Would LOVE To Read What You Learned There (4+ / 0-)
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      I spent the first 15 years of my life working at ad agencies and design firms, where color was something we talked about for hours and hours on end. Don't even get me started on fonts.

      I mean it hurt my head. Blue was never blue.

      Now I do some design work for a living, kind of come full circle, and I understand. I had a client tell me the other day their web site's background color was kind of "washed" out.

      I then sent like a 5-7 paragraph email asking what that meant.

      I had become what I used to dislike :).

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 07:06:58 PM PST

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