Lick observatory telescope

Lick Observatory Telescope

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This image was taken at Lick Observatory.  I took this image while interviewing the Staff Astronomer at Lick on her career history.  This site is associated with the University of California (UC) and is used primarily by UC, Santa Cruz astronomers.  It was taken with a Nikon D80, f/5.6, iso 100, 1/30 on tripod; panorama stitched in Photoshop and adjusted with curves in Photoshop and additional adjustments in Lightroom.   The intent is to make this image highly stylized to make scientific instruments on fire.  The warm colors of the antiquated wooden observatory lent to the warm colors in the image.   They were accentuated to build popular appeal rather than reflecting the verisimilitude of documentary or other photojournalist photography.