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  #195 Self-portrait
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Faceted Me       ©2017 ysal
Apple iphone 6s       12th place, 64 points
1/30s, f2.2, ISO 160, 29mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped and corrected lens distortion; adjusted exposure; denoised & sharpened; darkened background (which was an ugly wood grained sheet to nearly black; resized       Extra Info: This is a spare of the solar wind particle collector that we flew on the Genesis spacecraft. Each hexagonal wafer is made of different materials meant to capture and contain various types of particles.
 
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ysal
Dec 18, 2017
    Thank you for all your nice comments and votes!

This was rather difficult to compose. I'm holding my iPhone off to the side and basically shooting blind because I can't see the "view finder". Some shots came out quite silly, like the one where the washer/screw landed right on my nose.

Elliott - I'm a mechanical engineer for NASA. We have 3 of these flight spares hanging in various places because they are very pretty and make great art work.
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/genesis/
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jomari
Dec 18, 2017
    You have fitted yourself very nicely into the 'mosaic', and the shot is a very interesting one. Well done.

elliott
Dec 16, 2017
    great shot. would love to know more about what you do. sounds fascinating.
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dk
Dec 16, 2017
    wonderful reflection shot. Pose is honest and fitting while viewing this marvel of science and technology. well done

cookiejar
Dec 16, 2017
    Impressive. I immediately got the science reference. And I like the way your image is framed by the particle collector.

davemisunas
Dec 15, 2017
    clever image. Like the use of the individual mirrored pieces.. ill have to google particle collector to find out more. in my TT

forkcandles
Dec 15, 2017
    the use of the materiel as reflection is beautiful love the info

RobertLavker
Dec 15, 2017
    Interesting use of the wafers to capture your image. Nicely done. In my TT's.

SteveBee
Dec 14, 2017
    Cool -- especially the solar wind particle collector.

aoc46
Dec 14, 2017
    Great concept, color, composition! At first sight of all the hexagons, I thought you were doing some kind of complex organic chemistry!
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