On July 25th, 2012 Baumgartner jumped from an altitude of 96,640ft / 29,455m at 536mph / 863kph; after 3 minutes and 48 seconds in freefall leading up to a 10 minute and 36 descent.
This just blew my mind because I knew it ... but didn't 'know' it. I understood all but had no structure to support or examine it. No research, no way of putting it together.
If you're a creative person, or would like to be, then take a look.
I had to add this to this journal of mine ... it's quite beautiful really.
I'm one of those creatures who, to learn a new thing, need to repeat it until it becomes familiar.
Actually, that's one of the reasons I have begun offering one-on-one photography coaching, for women. I suspect I'm not alone in being overwhelmed over years, as well-meaning, engineering-minded people have tried teaching me photography via their beautiful minds of order and logic.
My mind doesn't function along the lines of order and logic ... there is some logic there but in a form that is more about 'my logic', as opposed to logic that makes maths and physics obvious. Ask my first husband, the physics guy ... there were some stories about my way of portraying the theory of relativity and other things.
So here I am, bending my mind into the 'obvious' in photoshop, creating these small collages and having the nicest time before going back to my work.
I hope your day is a good one, where ever you are.
Imagine, always traveling, meeting people ... hearing their stories.
Alex and Mina have their blog, ...sending postcards. Who could resist reading them: 'During the autumn of 2009, we sold our house, quit our jobs, and were married in the sun. We left our life-long home on the prairies of Canada to run away together and see the world. This travelogue was created to document our extended honeymoon - the often mundane, seldom peculiar, and sometimes extraordinary details.'
I found this artist over on their website. Turn the volume up when you watch Fertal describing the materials he uses to create his artworks.