Saturday Scenes

Fri 27 September 2013

21 September 2013

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 17:44

I’m starting to notice a definite indoor feel to the photographs taken this week…

Just click on the names below to find out more about our wonderful photographers on Twitter:

Why don’t you join in?

We’d love to see your photos! Just take a picture on a Saturday and send it to @SatScenes with a location.

See you next week!

Fri 20 September 2013

14 September 2013

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 00:17

We have a wonderful selection of simply stunning photographs this week. I dare you to glance over these without something catching your eye and tempting you into a closer look…

I can’t tell you how much I enjoy seeing them all together, full of life and contrasts. Here are the photographers who took them:

Shouldn’t you save a photograph of your day-to-day life for posterity? It’s easy!

  1. Take a photograph on a Saturday
  2. Upload the photograph
  3. Send a tweet to @SatScenes with the url and the location
  4. Bookmark http://twitter.blog.me.uk/ for future descendants to find

I’m looking forward to seeing your photograph in the next edition!

Fri 13 September 2013

7th of September

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 09:30

Recently, I’ve found it more and more of an effort to put together interesting snippets to lead into the post. As I know you all are really here for the photographs anyway, I’ve decided to dispense with the On This Day format and simply lead straight into the good stuff.

So, here’s the great photographs taken last Saturday:

And these are the amazing people that took them!

Have you got a camera or a smart-phone?

You should take a photograph on Saturday! It’s easy to join us.

Simply send a tweet to @SatScenes with the url and the location and all the rest happens automatically!

I’m looking forward to seeing your Saturday Scene in the next edition!

Fri 6 September 2013

So, about that moon landing…

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 23:09

On the 31st of August in 1998, North Korea’s first satellite, 광명성 (Kwangmyŏngsŏng-1), was launched. Despite the fact that no objects were ever tracked in orbit after the launch, the North Korean government declared the launch a success and claimed that the satellite was in medium Earth orbit.

Media reports claimed that the spacecraft was broadcasting the melodies of two immortal revolutionary hymns / marching songs, “The Song of General Kim Il Sung” and “The Song of General Kim Jong Il.” The official report said the satellite was also broadcasting the “Juche, Korea” signal in Morse code at a frequency of 27 megahertz. The media report also listed the specific parameters of the satellite’s orbit.

This landmark North Korean science and technological breakthrough had one major flaw. No satellite was ever detected at an orbit with the officially mentioned parameters. U.S. and Russian tracking stations were unable to locate the spacecraft, which, as North Korea claimed, was swiftly revolving around the planet and broadcasting signals and melodies. Incidentally, no signals or melodies were received at any of the announced frequencies or any other frequencies.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea continued to report on the satellite’s success for fourteen years. Only when the third satellite, 《광명성―3》호 2호기 (Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 Unit 2) lifted off in 2012 and was internationally recognised as being in orbit did the Kim Jong-un admit that the launch was the first successful one for North Korea.

On the 31st of August in 2013, the following photographs were taken to document Saturday successes which have also been internationally recognised:

And here’s the brave photographers who launched them:

In August, Satscenes submissions were way down! We’d love to see more photographs from all of you. This weekend, take a moment to grab a photograph at home or outside and share it with all of us. It doesn’t need to be a special occasion, it just needs to be Saturday!

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