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I finished my , on the last day of my holidays! It's the first time I've done such a large (50cmx70cm). It's based on a picture I took of a lotus in a pond in a temple (萬福寺) near . of the lotus pond watercolour

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I'm Wim, in Glasgow (Scotland).
I like , , , cooking and ().

I do research on , and runtimes (e.g. ) for , and .

I program in , , , ++,.

@wim_v12e is my main account, I use it mostly for the non-technical stuff. The computer stuff usually goes on @wim_v12e.

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I finished my . It's based on a picture of a scene from the Gion Matsuri that I took in Kyoto last summer. I used pencils, acrylic watercolour paint and bistre.

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M45 - The Pleiades. Some more #astrophotography. I took this with my 70mm aperture refractor; this is a stacked set of 39 60" exposures. Processed with #Siril and #RawTherapee.

#photography #photos #artwithopensource


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2017. #Datca #Turkey. It was either being frustrated by how the bright blue lights of that ship blocked perseids...

...or taking this photograph.

To also note, this is the image that made me invest in a graduated filter since then. Very annoying image to edit, even through the overexposed ship does work for the composition in this case, rather than against. Sony A6000. Samyang 21mm F1.4.

Edited using #Darktable, in #UbuntuStudio


#artwithopensource #linuxartists #mastoart #photography #astrophotography #astro #milkyway

Using my few precious minutes here to post some more Scottish pics. These are the hills above Glen Luss.

Who thought automatic CW's on "long" posts was a good idea?

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A few trail pictures from today. Not much snow about unless you go high at the moment, but it is cold enough for the little loch to be frozen and for there to be ice in the streams and rivers 😀


I can never resist taking pictures of clouds.

From yesterday's upland walk. Blue skies, , even some sun, bliss!

Yesterday I made an *amazing* walk in the , near Loch Lomond. Here's 14-second video. Will post more pics.

Hello! Finally some masto time. At the moment and for the next two months, work is getting seriously in the way ☹️.
Hope you're all doing fine.

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So we always go to the doggy park around sunset - there are loads of huge trees there and the sun is always twinkling through them with lovely Golden Hour light so I figured tonight I'd try for some sunbursts - you need a high F-Stop but compensated with slow shutter speed and/or high ISO, and careful positioning, and it can be tricky.

So I'm fracking stoked that I got this DOUBLE SUNBURST. AAAAH



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William Gibson's "Count Zero Interrupt" has the following quote on the unnumbered page before the book actually starts:

– On receiving an interrupt,
decrement the counter to

I have always found this a bit strange, as the following is much more common:

"On decrementing the counter to zero,
raise an interrupt."

#books #gibson

/me at work these days
(from "Metropolis" by Fritz Lang, 1926)

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Reconstructions of national treasures (at , , in , outside ) are so important in conveying the brilliance of the art, and the effect they must have had on visitors a thousand years ago. These pieces are in the famous Phoenix Hall, , a thousand year old wood temple.
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OK, time to cook trofie for dinner!

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I spotted some intriguing posters last night.

Me, returning to Mastodon after a week.
(From "Excession" by Iain M Banks)