Hearts & Stars [DD#066]

January 14th, 2011 @ 11:19

Daily Design
(click illustration for larger size)

Meta info:
Software: Adobe Fireworks CS5
Time: ~ 15 min
Idea: Jan 4 2011 (finalized: 2011/Jan/14)
[Daily Design 2011-004 [TL#066]]

The Bomb [wallpaper]

January 13th, 2011 @ 11:53

Daily Design
(right-click to download the wallpaper and select “save link as…/save target as…”)

This one wasn’t approved for SimpleDesktops, but I kinda like it, so here it is, released for free! :-)

The wallpaper is in PNG24 file format (created/optimized/exported using Adobe Fireworks, so it’s mere 30 kB in size!) and it is large enough to fit on any screen (2560×1600 px). Also worth mentioning that Ani helped me a lot making this one! :)

Mini sun eclipse

January 4th, 2011 @ 10:26

Partial solar eclipse (Sofia, 2011/01/04@10:10)
[Shot made with Pentax S50; click image for larger size.]

A quick sun ray just went through the snowy clouds over Sofia… and allowed me to make this shot. :-)

[UPDATE @ 11:45] Just discovered I never showed in my blog the phases of the solar eclipse in 2006. Then I realized, my blog was started in 2007… So, a quick update (and going back into the past):

It was the year 2006. I was shooting with a Pentax again (but the model was S40). It was a bright sunny day, so I had to use some sort of a filter — I used an old 3.5″/1.44M diskette. :)

Here is the series of shots taken:

Partial solar eclipse, Sofia (2006/Mar/29, 14:00-14:30)

1. Place: 42°41’N 23°18’E (Sofia)
2. Date: 2006/March/29 @ 13:00 EET – 14:30 EET
3. Eclipse was with a maximum of 76%, and for background I used clouds that were lit by the sun… (in some parts of Bulgaria the eclipse was then up to 100%, which means, full eclipse, sun is invisible).

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