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Another shot of the iridescences over Ponte Tresa on the 29th of october.Generally clouds iridescences occur quite close to the sun, but this time a relevant portion of the sky was showing psychedelic and caleidoscopic colors and shapes. In the 60's this would have been the source for many acid trips.
I desaturated the lowest part of the shot but otherwise the picture is as it was straight out of the camera.

Dr. Albert Hofmann:
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(born January 11, 1906) is a prominent Swiss scientist best known as the "father" of LSD. He was born in Baden, Switzerland, and studied chemistry at the University of Zürich. His main interest was the chemistry of plants and animals, and he later conducted important research regarding the chemical structure of the common animal substance chitin, for which he received his doctorate. Hofmann joined the pharmaceutical-chemical department of Sandoz Laboratories (now Novartis), located in Basel, studying the medicinal plant squill and the fungus ergot as part of a program to purify and synthesize active constituents for use as pharmaceuticals.

His research in lysergic acid, the central shared component of ergot alkaloids, eventually led to the synthesis of LSD-25 in 1938. It was five years later, on repeating synthesis of the almost forgotten substance, that Dr. Hofmann discovered the psychedelic effects of LSD after accidentally absorbing some through his fingertips on April 16, 1943. Three days later, on April 19 (later known as Bicycle Day, after his bicycle ride home that day while under LSD's influence), Hofmann deliberately consumed 250 µg of LSD, and experienced far more intense effects (see: LSD for details). This was followed by a series of self-experiments conducted by Hofmann and his colleagues. He first wrote about these experiments on April 22 of the same year.

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