Happy New Year!

By Vladimir Brezina and Johna Till Johnson

Happy New Year!

We wish all the best in 2016 to all our readers!

Up and Back

By Johna Till Johnson

You go on a trip. You come back. Nothing remarkable about that.

Return of Falcon 9

Return of Falcon 9’s first stage (photo by SpaceX)

Unless you’re a rocket,  and you’ve gone up into space and then returned to land upright. Which is what Falcon 9, the rocket launched by SpaceX, Elon Musk’s company, did on Monday, December 21.

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Falcon 9 launch and return, December 21, 2015

Long exposure showing the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and then the return of the rocket’s first stage to a landing back at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (photo by SpaceX)

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Gathering

By Vladimir Brezina

‘Tis the season for the annual holiday gathering!

Gathering

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Gathering.

Pods

By Vladimir Brezina

PodsMilkweed pods, in NYC’s Central Park the other day…

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More photos are here.

Oops!

By Vladimir Brezina

Oops! 1I know this is a new, original design, but isn’t the kayak supposed to stay on top of the water?

(But they do get points for well- synchronized paddles.)

Oops! 2(2015 Cardboard Kayak Race. Full story here.)

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Oops!

Self

By Vladimir Brezina

Rigging the boatKayaking in open waters far from land, there’s not much to photograph except endless waves—and yourself!

These are photos from a kayak-sailing trip, with the camera mounted at the top of the mast.
Calm waters
Speeding along
Waves washing over the boat

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Self.

Eye Spy

By Vladimir Brezina

Eye Spy

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Eye Spy.