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Negative test and sealed stick for dramatic purposes 📽️

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Covid self tests have arrived. Who would've thought I'd be sticking things up my nose before seeing people?

To be honest I'd happily live a nocturnal life. Everything is prettier.

F/11, 30" ISO125

And the final version. Not too much beyond some quick cropping, background neutralisation, histogram stretch and noise reduction.

I might retry this target driving out of Munich and with clear skies for more than 13 minutes! 😎

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Finally this nonsense called weekend is over and we are back to work. Feels great.

After more than a year, we couldn't step back from having some minutes of clear-ish sky yesterday. There were some clouds on top of our targets in Orion and a hell of a lot of Autobahn rubbish in the air, but just for the fun of setting things up and do some actual astro!

From the city center of Munich, in H-alpha (the R channel in the Hubble Palette). Around 13 minutes total exposure.

Same clouds, one w/o filter, the other in H-alpha (Hα). See the bird?

Trying not to lose the good humour, but my trip back home is getting more and more complicated with time — Corona™

Back to work with itchy eyes, runny nose, back pain and no sleep. Life is great.

Analog B/W photography nights just because we had equipment from the 70s and money to spend on paper and chemicals. I like my negative self, let's call it !ruben.

Was wondering about the amount of Novak movies in TCM these days, but now I get it. Interesting interview to one of my favourites, together with Ingrid Bergman and Lauren Bacall.

theguardian.com/film/2021/feb/

Got to talk to my friend Steve, in the US. Mississippi, blues, country, the Carters...

That brings me to Mother Maybelle and the reason I still think nobody was or ever will be even close to her finger-picking.

youtube.com/watch?v=XE80Ed59uC

Kim Novak in “Bell, book and candle” omg <3

Got one of these little beasts today. Not the easiest thing to master as it has a myriad of features, but things as SWR and Smith analysis are easy enough for my current level.

I have two dual band antennas, but they are not that dual. At least, between both, I cover VHF/UHF!

-h

Best album of 2021. That's it, I don't need the other 10 months.

It has everything. A charming piano melody, incredibly long atmospheric pads, the good old Detroit Techno vibe... and a monumental jazzy remix by Aki Rissanen you bloody genius.

Sahko love. Nostalgia.

sahkorecordings.bandcamp.com/a

Got my long time wanted Boards of Canada “Music has the right to children” and I can listen to that album for yet another million times. Whoever doesn't like ROYGBIV, Olsen, Kaini Industries, etc., has no soul.

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