Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. - Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Apollo 11 - First Steps at Tranquility Base

Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the lunar surface on July 21st at 02:56 UTC

 "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Buzz Aldrin descends from the Eagle at Tranquility Base in the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon.
Buzz Aldrin getting ready to place some of the scientific packages brought from Earth

Buzz Aldrin facing Neil Armstrong near the Eagle.

The farthest distance traveled from the LM by Neil Armstrong, about 300 feet.

Apparently Armstrong was quite the camera hog, basically because he was in charge of the camera. This is probably the best shot of Armstrong taken by Aldrin.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Apollo 11 - Landing on the Moon July 20, 1969

Neil Armstrong successfully lands the Lunar Module "Eagle", on the moon on July 20th, 1969 at 20:17 UTC (Universal Time).
The Command Service Module "Columbia" , flown solo by Michael Collins, as seen from the Lunar Module "Eagle".

The Lunar Module "Eagle" begins its descent to the surface of the moon. Piloted by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Sledgehammer Project; Pt XXIX - Priming the Sledgehammer

Managed to pull the airbrush out and prime the Sledgehammer. I'm still trying to introduce some level of modulation to the first airbrushed color by using a black, grey and white primer technique. While it looks good here, it seems to just be to subtle and affect afterwards. I think I am probably underdoing the black and overdoing the white. So still need to practice more with this.