Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 24

You’re in for a treat this time. You’re going to see some rather unique architecture, as well as a very orange sunset. Definitely some more interesting photos in this group, and more in the future.

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos.

River

A photo posted by @jaydeejapan on

The world

A photo posted by @jaydeejapan on

Public art

A photo posted by @jaydeejapan on

The world behind glass mountains

A photo posted by @jaydeejapan on

Mt Fuji sunset from Yokohama, no filter

A photo posted by @jaydeejapan on

One going up, one going down

A photo posted by @jaydeejapan on

Mild air conditioned car – Sotetsu Line

A photo posted by @jaydeejapan on

Stairs going up

A photo posted by @jaydeejapan on

Smoking next to the no smoking sign

A photo posted by @jaydeejapan on

Stairs down

A photo posted by @jaydeejapan on

 

And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

Thank you very much for the votes. Please leave a comment with your reasons for voting the way you did. I’m curious about how people feel about the pictures.

Ever Seen a Rocket Stage Separation? Not Like This!

It’s common to see video of rocket stage separations. Rockets have video cameras installed in them so you can watch the separation. Engineers use the video footage to analyse how well the separation happened, and to discover any problems. It’s very useful in failed separations. But take a look at this video of a UP Aerospace launch for NASA to launch the Maraia Earth Return Capsule.

The following video focuses on the separation as viewed from outside the rocket. You can see slow motion, which is quite interesting.

I’ve never seen a stage separation from that angle before. What did you think?