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The Half Space Gate - A Fragment


The Half Space Gate - A Fragment

The metal hull glowing in a bright red, the station has reached the final orbit, close to the suns photosphere. Closer than any man made machine ever before. Silence covers the machine halls, the power ducts and every place in the station, just broken by the occasional crack of relaxing metal, finally finding it's final size and place after expanding in the heat of the sun. Just a deep red shine from the glowing walls fills halls and corridors, eventually even the places buried deep within the stations core are glowing in a fiery red, heated by the nearby suns intense heat and radiation. A signal reaches an antenna, then a spark, just a tiny blue light as a relay closes a circuit in response to the signal. Power enters one of the machines in the silently glowing halls, brings it to life. A light tremor shakes the station when the power plants start up, one by one. Huge and powerful, filling well half of the station, yet the power plants merely were meant to ignite the converters and
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My Bio
When I was young I've been fascinated by technology and science. Mechanics, physics, chemistry and electronics have been main interests until I discovered computers, which soon took over as main interest.

Consequently I've studied computer science and some mechanical engineering and have been working many years as a software developer.

While this is a good education to make money, during the years my interest in technology dropped. From a field of interest it changed to tools which I use to achieve other things.

And while the interest in technology dropped, the interest in arts and design rose.

Some people talk about a mid-life crisis. I wouldn't want to call this period of age a crisis but it seems a to be a time for reconsideration and also change, making new plans for the second half of life.

I don't know if I have the talent, but I want to establish a second field in my life, the field of arts and design. It's been growing already in the past years, and while I might not be able to change from a technician to an artist completely, at least I want to fill my time with more artistic activities, and if it succeeds, maybe even take steps to make it a (second) profession. But that might be dreaming ...

I cannot draw or paint very well, my main focus is photography and working with the photos, to give them new and interesting effects. And I like to craft small things, arrangements and sculpture-like works, mainly influenced by dreams of foreign worlds and how nature might be there.

Hansjörg Malthaner
Email: hansjoerg.malthaner [at] gmx [dot] de

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Tools of the Trade
Hand, brain and eye.
Other Interests
Photography, digital image processing, dreamscape exploration, questing for the sense of life.

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ShadoweddancerHobbyist General Artist

Thanks for the llama and for faving my work! :iconsunflower-plz:  

AntarasolHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. Those are some very nice fractals!
Thank you for the Llama!!!
AntarasolHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
TheCynicalVietHobbyist Traditional Artist
Aye, I hope you find success in your artistic profession. If it helps, you could perhaps combine technology and engineering with photography. It would certainly cut out the middle man of your passions, I would think.
AntarasolHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Photography is a bit limited to show what actually exists, but one can get creative with altering and remixing what the camera takes.

I hope though that some day I can draw or paint well enough to show my imagination to other people swiftly and in good quality. *laughs* Well, one can dream :D But I still hope that I will get there some day.