April 28, 2020

Sunrise, 6:02.

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Actual sunrise time: 5:54.

20 comments:

iowan2 said...

You've found your zone. Do you edit these for lighting, color, saturation?

Temujin said...

Gonna be a golden day.

h said...

Crowd sourcing a question about Covid testing:

My adult son lives in Colombia (South America) which has more or less locked down the economy. He had what he is sure was a bout of Covid (fever, coughing), but he recovered quickly and now feels fine and is finishing up his self-imposed 14 day quarantine. There are no flights out of, and few flights in, the country; and although his income sources have dried up, he has savings and family support, and he intends to stay there for the forseeable future.

My question: Is there a test he can get that will confirm he had the virus? Even better (or is it the same) is there a test that he can get that would confirm he has an immunity from catching it again (is this what they mean by "anti-bodies"?)? If such a test is available, is this something he should get documented for if and when flights to the US continue?

Thanks in advance for any responses.

Laslo Spatula said...

The mild anxiety of a horizon with nothing on the other side.

I am Laslo.

Ann Althouse said...

"Do you edit these for lighting, color, saturation?"

I pull the lighting down from what the iPhone chooses automatically. The iPhone is, I think, oriented to taking pictures of people and making people look good. Therefore it's too light.

I also straighten the horizon.

Ann Althouse said...

I do not turn up the color saturation though. That's the original color, as seen by the phone.

iowan2 said...

Thanks for the tips, you are tweeking my urge to get back to taking some artistics shots.

Howard said...

I like how the apparent starburst that's actually reflections off of the structure of the clouds is offset from the sun. The big lie is that symmetry is beauty. In fact the opposite is true.

stevew said...

The colors are more like sunset to my eyes.

I may have asked you before: do you adjust the photo to get it to look closer to what your eyes see or saw?

brylun said...

@h: I don't know about testing, but if your son is a U.S. citizen, I would suggest that he contact the U.S. Embassy, even by email. I have been seeing that they have been using the U.S. military to airlift U.S. citizens back to the good old U.S.A. They will probably test him as part of their procedures.

Owen said...

“h” @ 6:52: I hope others with more info will supplement this. Yes, there is (at least one) antibody test that will detect the presence in blood of antibodies specific to this pathogen. Their presence is strong evidence that your immune system has already seen the virus and learned how to defend against it, at least to some degree. We don’t know enough (yet) about the virus and our immune response to it, to be very confident that exposure (through infection or vaccination) will produce strong and sustained protection, but we’re all busy finding out. Until we know more, a positive antibody test result is the gold standard. Good luck to you and your son.

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Fritz said...

h said...
Crowd sourcing a question about Covid testing:

My adult son lives in Colombia (South America) which has more or less locked down the economy. He had what he is sure was a bout of Covid (fever, coughing), but he recovered quickly and now feels fine and is finishing up his self-imposed 14 day quarantine. There are no flights out of, and few flights in, the country; and although his income sources have dried up, he has savings and family support, and he intends to stay there for the forseeable future.

My question: Is there a test he can get that will confirm he had the virus? Even better (or is it the same) is there a test that he can get that would confirm he has an immunity from catching it again (is this what they mean by "anti-bodies"?)? If such a test is available, is this something he should get documented for if and when flights to the US continue?

Thanks in advance for any responses.


Glad to here your son recovered. While an antibody test clearly exists, as reports of testing from NYC indicates that 25% of the populace is has had the virus, I doubt it's a test you can go to a random doctor and obtain yet. I suspect it also has a significant incidence of false positives, not a good thing when your potential immunity is on the line.

As for whether having the disease confers immunity, we're not sure yet. People who know viruses warn it may not, or it may be short lived (6 months to a year). That would suck.

Paco Wové said...

Nice. Worthy of Turner.

Fritz said...

I never feel bad about editing colors on a digital pictures to make it closer to what I remember. Digits capture light energy, not what the eyes and brain do with the light energy, let alone what your memory does in hindsight.

Robert Williams said...

Behold! The advent of a New Vaccine.

Ann Althouse said...

"I may have asked you before: do you adjust the photo to get it to look closer to what your eyes see or saw?"

The phone always surprises me. Like, for this one, why is it so *brown*?

Once the sun is over the line, the photos get very orange and even, as you see here, brown. So different from what my brain saw.

Before the sun was over the line, things were a beautiful pink and lavender. I'll probably put one of those pre-sun pictures up later. (Like clockwork, somebody will say "Red sky in the morning, sailor's warning.")

The adjustment that might get closer to what I saw would be to turn the saturation down, but that doesn't really work because it takes away the orange of the sun. I would need to increase the saturation of the sun itself and turn down the saturation of what's around the sun.

wildswan said...

In current outdoor photography there's a tendency to up hue and saturation so that a landscape looks like something from sci-fi or a fairy tale; and then the strangest landscapes are sought - Patagonia, penguins, the Antarctic. If you look at all the pictures which we are all enjoying they all have about the same hue and saturation given the season and they are of a "well-known" place which is becoming less known and more various as the series proceeds.My opinions on that are in banned comment range

h said...

Brylun, Owen, Fritz (and others whose comments may yet appear): thanks for the supportive an informed responses to my question. I will advise him to be in touch with the embassy, and check with them about what testing might be recommended or available.

Mark said...

I doubt it's a test you can go to a random doctor and obtain yet.

Quest Diagnostics offers the antibody test if there is an office in your area.