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In the manned voyage following The Sejourner,
the astronauts lowered the sky ladder, feeding it out,
segment by segment, until the gravity difference between
the top and bottom stretched and straightened the
articulated linkage. Then they released the brake,
and watched the stairway descend slowly towards the surface.
 
Blake would go first. He placed one foot on the top step and began his descent through Pluto’s atmosphere.
           Goes with this>>>>           

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sculpture, freemantle, pluto, ladder, sky, abstract, astronauts, le sejourner, space exploration

To reveal art and conceal the artist,
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Oscar Wilde – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufialmost 3 years ago

  • In the manned voyage following The Sejourner,
    the astronauts lowered the sky ladder, feeding it out,
    segment by segment, until the gravity difference between
    the top and bottom stretched and straightened the
    articulated linkage. Then they released the brake,
    and watched the stairway descend slowly towards the surface.
     
    Blake would go first. He placed one foot on the top step and began his descent through Pluto’s atmosphere.
               Goes with this>>>>           

    – Rhoufi

  • JanT
    JanTalmost 3 years ago

    Heh. Just the thing. I thought of the shuttle program and punching holes in the ozone on your next shot, but not descending so poetically. Perhaps that comes from working on the space shuttle? Taking it too literally?
    Nah, you’re just poetic. I like this photo! (Almost forgot to mention that bit!)

  • Just being playful, Jan. The deep blue and the quirky POV made me remember those classic short stories by Robert Silverberg – there was one called “Sunrise on Pluto”. So I imagined, and jotted some words I imagined might be in the story. These days you wouldn’t want to take me too literally ;-)) Thanks always (you get a star * for leaving my first comment :-))

    – Rhoufi

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful trio of shots ! They’d look good on a wall together for sure ! tony

  • Thanks Tony, they do have a common thread and atmosphere don’t they. Good idea, thank you.

    – Rhoufi

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 3 years ago

    Your own version of Stairway to Heaven and a colorful one at that! Love the colors and the lines in this great abstract!

  • “Stairway to Heaven”, oh yes of course what a thought, thank you.

    – Rhoufi

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 3 years ago

    What a ripper this ladder is! Love it!

  • I was amazed to find it where it is, in the back blocks of Fremantle well hidden from eyes – I should have taken more but these were the angles that struck me mostly.

    – Rhoufi

  • abigcat
    abigcatalmost 3 years ago

    I don’t believe everything I see, having a slight awareness of manipulation ( mainly political ) Haha.
    The impressions I have re Australia via your lenses and words baffle me somewhat, it would appear to be a magical place beyond belief and should be renamed Bizarre :))
    I’m just looking at the three thumbnail pics here and can’t help but chuckle :))
    Good eye Rhoufi :-))

  • Hi BC, I wouldn’t trust your impression if you rely on my photos and words. I am always looking for the exotic and the bizarre and I like telling stories ;-) It’s that search for something fresh that directs the camera, so hopefully I am capturing the more interesting side of Australia. There are vast areas of sameness here though and not much variation in culture from one corner to the next.

    You know I read a lot of US authors and I reckon America is quite exotic and gritty compared to Australia. I must get over there, I want to see San Franciso, Chicago, New York… one day.

    Thanks for your thoughts BC, maybe if you came here for a visit you’d be disappointed because my photos have mislead you , ha! Good on you BC

    – Rhoufi

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingalmost 3 years ago

    WOW WOW WOW!

    It’s delicious! And intriguing!!!!

  • I can’t stop thinking about space travel – read too many Sci-Fi shortstories as a kid (and an adult come to think of it). Thanks Robin.

    – Rhoufi

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