Louis Daguerre and the pioneers of photography

Today marks the 224th birthday of Louis Daguerre. Daguerre devised the daguerreotype, the first successful form of permanent photography. The French physicist developed the process for transferring photographs onto silver-coated copper plates. His discovery was made by an accident, according to the writer Robert Leggat, who said Daguerre put an exposed plate in a chemical cupboard in 1835 only to later find it have developed a latent image. The daguerreotype process was unveiled at the French Academy of Sciences in Paris in 1839. It became the first commercially successful was of getting permanent images from a camera.



First Daguerre

(Source: telegraph.co.uk)

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The Massive Stars of 30 Doradus
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The gas and dust of the star-forming region, 30 Doradus, one of the largest located close to the Milky Way, is found in the neighboring galaxy Large Magellanic Cloud. About 2,400 massive stars in the center of 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, are producing intense radiation and powerful winds as they blow off material. 
This spiderweb-like tangle of is a star-forming region called 30 Doradus. It is one of the largest such regions located close to the Milky Way galaxy, and is found in the neighboring galaxy Large Magellanic Cloud. About 2,400 massive stars in the center of 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula nebula, are producing intense radiation and powerful winds as they blow off material. 
Multimillion-degree gas detected in X-rays (blue) by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory comes from shock fronts — similar to sonic booms — formed by these stellar winds and by supernova explosions. This hot gas carves out gigantic bubbles in the surrounding cooler gas and dust shown here in infrared light from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope (orange). 
(via dailygalaxy)

moderation:

The Massive Stars of 30 Doradus

The gas and dust of the star-forming region, 30 Doradus, one of the largest located close to the Milky Way, is found in the neighboring galaxy Large Magellanic Cloud. About 2,400 massive stars in the center of 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, are producing intense radiation and powerful winds as they blow off material. 

This spiderweb-like tangle of is a star-forming region called 30 Doradus. It is one of the largest such regions located close to the Milky Way galaxy, and is found in the neighboring galaxy Large Magellanic Cloud. About 2,400 massive stars in the center of 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula nebula, are producing intense radiation and powerful winds as they blow off material. 

Multimillion-degree gas detected in X-rays (blue) by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory comes from shock fronts — similar to sonic booms — formed by these stellar winds and by supernova explosions. This hot gas carves out gigantic bubbles in the surrounding cooler gas and dust shown here in infrared light from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope (orange). 

(via dailygalaxy)

Christmas Ideas

Every day, since midsummer’s day 2005, the lovely guys at The Day That… have taken a selection of glorious photographs of the dawn rising over the Cornish coastline. This means you can now choose the most delightful of unique gifts - a beautifully-framed photograph to mark any momentous day special to you or a loved one.

To get a flavour they have put together a montage of October’s sunrises.  Have a look here.

I’ve bought one myself and can’t recommend them highly enough.

London

Thanks to The Usual Shutter Specs twitter feed for this

A little bit of Instagram

A little bit of Instagram

Waiting…

Sitting in the garage whilst the car has a big service, thinking about what to put out into the interweb, so I thought I’d let people know how to connect with me. Photoscapes is on Facebook, Twitter and obviously here on Tumblr. There will be a website coming soon where you will be able to purchase prints.

In the meantime, I will post photos and other bits and bobs that you may find of interest. Contact me if you have any queries.

What is Photoscapes?

What a good question. Well asked.

Photoscapes is an outlet for my photographs, as well as for me. Maybe you’ll see something you like, or something someone else would like. Either way, click follow and enjoy.

Toby

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Tilt shift effect - elephants by Lorenzo Baldini on Flickr.

Love a good tilt shift!!

toetoeisham:

Tilt shift effect - elephants by Lorenzo Baldini on Flickr.

Love a good tilt shift!!

Louis Daguerre and the pioneers of photography

Today marks the 224th birthday of Louis Daguerre. Daguerre devised the daguerreotype, the first successful form of permanent photography. The French physicist developed the process for transferring photographs onto silver-coated copper plates. His discovery was made by an accident, according to the writer Robert Leggat, who said Daguerre put an exposed plate in a chemical cupboard in 1835 only to later find it have developed a latent image. The daguerreotype process was unveiled at the French Academy of Sciences in Paris in 1839. It became the first commercially successful was of getting permanent images from a camera.



First Daguerre

(Source: telegraph.co.uk)

moderation:

The Massive Stars of 30 Doradus
—
The gas and dust of the star-forming region, 30 Doradus, one of the largest located close to the Milky Way, is found in the neighboring galaxy Large Magellanic Cloud. About 2,400 massive stars in the center of 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, are producing intense radiation and powerful winds as they blow off material. 
This spiderweb-like tangle of is a star-forming region called 30 Doradus. It is one of the largest such regions located close to the Milky Way galaxy, and is found in the neighboring galaxy Large Magellanic Cloud. About 2,400 massive stars in the center of 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula nebula, are producing intense radiation and powerful winds as they blow off material. 
Multimillion-degree gas detected in X-rays (blue) by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory comes from shock fronts — similar to sonic booms — formed by these stellar winds and by supernova explosions. This hot gas carves out gigantic bubbles in the surrounding cooler gas and dust shown here in infrared light from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope (orange). 
(via dailygalaxy)

moderation:

The Massive Stars of 30 Doradus

The gas and dust of the star-forming region, 30 Doradus, one of the largest located close to the Milky Way, is found in the neighboring galaxy Large Magellanic Cloud. About 2,400 massive stars in the center of 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, are producing intense radiation and powerful winds as they blow off material. 

This spiderweb-like tangle of is a star-forming region called 30 Doradus. It is one of the largest such regions located close to the Milky Way galaxy, and is found in the neighboring galaxy Large Magellanic Cloud. About 2,400 massive stars in the center of 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula nebula, are producing intense radiation and powerful winds as they blow off material. 

Multimillion-degree gas detected in X-rays (blue) by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory comes from shock fronts — similar to sonic booms — formed by these stellar winds and by supernova explosions. This hot gas carves out gigantic bubbles in the surrounding cooler gas and dust shown here in infrared light from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope (orange). 

(via dailygalaxy)

Christmas Ideas

Every day, since midsummer’s day 2005, the lovely guys at The Day That… have taken a selection of glorious photographs of the dawn rising over the Cornish coastline. This means you can now choose the most delightful of unique gifts - a beautifully-framed photograph to mark any momentous day special to you or a loved one.

To get a flavour they have put together a montage of October’s sunrises.  Have a look here.

I’ve bought one myself and can’t recommend them highly enough.

London

Thanks to The Usual Shutter Specs twitter feed for this

A little bit of Instagram

A little bit of Instagram

Waiting…

Sitting in the garage whilst the car has a big service, thinking about what to put out into the interweb, so I thought I’d let people know how to connect with me. Photoscapes is on Facebook, Twitter and obviously here on Tumblr. There will be a website coming soon where you will be able to purchase prints.

In the meantime, I will post photos and other bits and bobs that you may find of interest. Contact me if you have any queries.

What is Photoscapes?

What a good question. Well asked.

Photoscapes is an outlet for my photographs, as well as for me. Maybe you’ll see something you like, or something someone else would like. Either way, click follow and enjoy.

Toby

Louis Daguerre and the pioneers of photography
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