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Instagrams of deceptively genuinely mundane things people did TODAY culled from the #Oneday Twitter feed.

The brainchild of Newstalk’s Jessica Kelly.

Who explains:

“The majority of people use Instagram to show off; it tends to be “oh look, I’m having a cocktail in New York at 4pm on a Wednesday”. I was literally sitting in work last Wednesday swearing under my breath at how perfect the lives of everyone on Instagram seem to be. That’s not real life. #OneDay I want to see someone put a filter on an image of a coffee stain down the front of their shirt or trying to put their make up on whilst on the Luas. In the dark.”

Damn post-modern non-hipsters.

More here: My #OneDay Looked Like This (Jessica Kelly, Random Ramblings)

Alan Friedman likes to point a Hydrogen Alpha filtered telescope directly at the sun from his backyard in Buffalo, New York. Above are the raw, colourless original images he captures and others that Friedman has tweaked, unblurred and colourised in order to tease out the fine detail. Sez he:

My photographs comprise a solar diary, portraits of a moment in the life of our local star. Most are captured from my backyard in Buffalo, NY. Using a small telescope and narrow band filters I can capture details in high resolution and record movements in the solar atmosphere that change over hours and sometimes minutes.

The raw material for my work is black and white and often blurry. As I prepare the pictures, color is applied and tonality is adjusted to better render the features. It is photojournalism of a sort. The portraits are real, not painted. Aesthetic decisions are made with respect for accuracy as well as for the power of the image.

Even higher definition photos are on show at Friedman’s Tumblr.

And here’s a TEDx talk he gave last year.