Get Ready to be Amazed – Really Amazed


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I guarantee that if you don’t know about the Golden Ratio, when you learn about it you will think about it and remember it for the rest of your life. You will want to tell others about it.

Please follow steps 1-5 in order. It is best to look at the video (step 6) last.

1. Look at this sequence of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987 

2. Get out your calculator,

3. Notice that each number is the sum of the two preceding it. i.e. 0+1=1, 1+1=2, 2+1=3, 3+2=5 and so on….

4. Notice that if you divide any number by its preceding number you get 1.6*

e,g, 21/13 = 1.62*

e.g. 8/ 5 = 1.60*

e.g. 987/610 = 1.62*

5, look at this shell. Note the spirals.

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6. . Now watch this excellent video. It will blow your mind. Watch to the end.

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Please do not miss watching the whole video.


Calling all photographers. I know you will enjoy and use what the excellent video teaches.

John Bartels

What does this tell you? Just look at all the nebula!

To God be the Glory

Honouring Her Majesty at St. Matthews Wimbledon 18 September 2022

My she rest in peace and ride in glory – Amen

Four photos.

Is an eyepiece for the iPhone on your wishlist?

I am lucky enough to own an iPhone 12 Pro Max. The camera is truly amazing. The quality of pictures it takes is almost unbelievable. What I do miss though, is a good eye piece especially when the sun is shining on the iPhone screen. Do you iPhone lovers out there have the same challenge?

I am 100% certain those clever people at Apple could make a clip on detachable eyepiece. Why detachable? No need to change the shape of the iPhone.

Some important points:

1. The eyepiece must be hooded to block out sunlight when being used.

2. When attached to the top of the iPhone the camera must not “see” the eyepeice

3. The screen at the back of the eyepiece must be as large as possible.

4. The image on the back of the iPhone must be sent simultaneously by wireless to the screen in the eyepiece.

5. The detachable eye piece must clip gently and softly on the iPhone.

Below is a very amateur sketch explaining what I mean . Please scroll down.

Please comment. Would you use a clip on detachable eyepiece for your iPhone?

iPhone and Adobe Lightroom – a very happy marriage

Below are two pictures. The first beautiful picture was taken with iPhone 12 Pro Max. The second picture is the same picture edited with Adobe Lightroom. Please read the comments below the second picture.

Original picture
Original picture edited with Adobe Lightroom

Hi. I edited the picture with Adobe Lightroom which I loaded as an App on my phone. The basic version for iPhone is free but does not have multiple masking. The paid version is not expensive and can do multiple masking so I bought it. I never knew how multiple masking works and how it allows you to edit parts of the picture separately for exposure, brightness, shadows, sharpness etc. In the original picture my wife was in the dark. I masked her and made her brighter. I also separately masked the sky and enhanced it. Light room is able to automatically find the sky and mask it if you want it to.
How about trying the free version. I am sure you will want and buy the multiple masking version!

I did not get paid to write this post!

Remember- I have only just started learning to use my iPhone with Adobe Lightroom. That sunlight on the right is too bright! I should have made it less bright. Lots still to learn!

I hope you find this post useful. .


A 20-Acre Lake in the most visited Park in the USA – 42 million visitors in 2016! Where is it?

According to Wikipedia 42 million people visited the Park in 2016 and it is one of the most photographed places in the world. This picture was taken while boating on the lake. Look at the tranquil reflections of the sky scrapers in the calm water. The tall buildings are stretching up to touch magnificent clouds.

Where is the Park? The answer is below the picture. Please scroll down.

Thank you to my grandson MB for the beautiful picture.

Answer: New York Central Park

New York Moonrise message. Breathtaking! March 2022.

Fabulous pictures from the “Edge” 100 floors up in New York. Scroll down and see how the moon “lit” a flame of freedom on the top of the Empire State Building. The photographer was in the right place at the right time! Great pictures from AB my son.

Two pictures. Please scroll down. Second picture below the first. Thank you

The moon rising over fabulous New York – photograph taken from the Edge

And then the moon “lit” a flame of freedom! Scroll down.

A flame of freedom is “lit

Peace at dawn outside London. March 2022. May such peace return to the Ukraine.

A picture that would warm Turner’s heart. Best on desktop.

Thank you to my son SB for the sensitive picture that would warm Turner’s heart.

Portrait mode/Photo 2,5 Optic telephoto Compared – iPhone 12 Pro Max

Two pictures. The first is with the 2,5 Optic, The second is with Portrait mode. Note: 2,5 Optic – background is sharp; Portrait mode – background is blurred.

2,5 Optic
Portrait Mode