Saturday, August 17, 2013

Light Capture

Here's the thing, I'm not a fan of sweltering heat or raging sun. When exposed to either for more than tiny intervals I get super cranky and all Sweaty Betty. Also, I have close to no melanin protecting my dermis since my Haplogroup crossed the land bridge from Ethiopia 20,000 years ago and diluted my recent ancestors of sun protection by mixing with the colorless locals (I participated in the National Geographic human origin study a few years back, so I am totally NOT making that up!) . Anyway, it is a sad fact of my life that I spend my daylight hours slipping into slivers of shade so that I don't broil in the sun. It is also true that I have The Magpie Gene and am drawn to reflective light like a moth to flame. Sooooo, I have decided to capture my enemy being beautiful. It's going to be harrowing (and hot) and I'll probably end up looking like some old beat-up Gucci handbag, but I am determined to  get something out of this cat and mouse game I play with the heat and sun.

Wait, have I gotten to the point of this story or not yet? Let me be clear; here is my 1st reflective light capture. At great personal discomfort, I swear to you that I will gather more.

Okay, Darlings, wish me luck, I'm driving straight into the sun on the 101 tomorrow. Bring it on.


  1. Certainly visually very nifty- but what the heck IS it? :-)

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    1. lol. You're a big help. I'm getting stiff neck trying to find an angle where it resolves into something recognizable. :-P

  3. Oh you scientists! Always having to know the SOURCE. Hahahahaha!