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Crescent, Meet Venus! Venus, Meet Crescent .

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 24 August 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

I caught this back on the evening of August 14, 2010.
Here they are, like two nervous freshmen staring at each other across the gym floor at their first high school dance! Crescent meet Venus, Venus Meet Crescent.

OLYMPUS E-510 1 second F/22.0 ISO 400 29 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

Cruz from exurbia, United States

And...you caught the moon standing still...that’s something I can never do when I take a night time shot. Great captioning too!

24 Aug 2010 6:34am

@Cruz: Hi Cruz - Thank you very much...funny the things you see in the morning that you did not see the might before, even after rechecking and re re checking, but this is my gamble shot for the week anyway. Have a great week

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

very cool - love the intensity of the sky colour - lovely.

24 Aug 2010 10:03am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Hi Sharon - Thank you very much I liked the color in the sky as well but I will remain silent on some other details :-) Thank you - Have a great Day!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully done Denny! ;-)

24 Aug 2010 12:19pm

@Eric Cousineau: Hi Eric - Thank you sir!

oriol from Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

Nice meeting, Denny! I would like to be there!

24 Aug 2010 1:21pm

@oriol: Hi Oriol - Thank you sir! I was very impressed with your photos today and yesterday (and all daya!)

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

A wonderful meeting!!

24 Aug 2010 1:55pm

@Craig: Hi Craig - Thank you very much - good to see you back :-)

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Stunning magical shot! Love the POV and color on this! Nice job,Denny!!!

24 Aug 2010 2:03pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Oops - Thanks Pam - Sorry I forgot to click the reply box. I like your tribute to the Fireman in your life today... very wonderful!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great idea. Very creative shot, Denny.

24 Aug 2010 2:05pm

@B. Thomas: Hi Barbara - Thank you :-) ps -I sent you a note, hope you don't mind ...DJ

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Nice capture of the moon but Venus is kinda a small streak? May need a little more contrast? Otherwise a nice feel to this photo with the clouds and the sky colors :)

24 Aug 2010 2:42pm

@Sara: Hi Sara - Thanks and yes I understand, you are right...Trust me, I have been having some ""discussions" about this...Oh well, live and learn.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I love the moon when it is just a little crescent! Not overpowering to the scene, and we can enjoy the other stars and planets too!

24 Aug 2010 2:55pm

@Tracy: Hi Tracy - I do too. Thank you very much. Denny

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool shot. Very lovely with those last pinks in the sky.

24 Aug 2010 4:45pm

@Steve Rice: Hi Steve - Thank you sir. And it's not easy being pink. Especially in the 50's

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Moonshadow - Cat Stevens's song came to my mind ;)) Very lovely image !
Thanks for all your very lovely and very descriptive comments ;)) I appreciate it so much !

24 Aug 2010 5:09pm

@MARIANA: Hi Mariana - Yes, a great song. I like that refernce. How about the old "Blue Moon" by the R&B Group, the Marcels way back in the late 50's I think? And, heavens, we can't forget Van Morrison eother. AS for your images, Mariana your images and portraits are so profound and inspirational in one way or the other, each one I see compels some kind of emotional response. I love your work and will shout it to the heavens :-) I am proud and privelaged to be able to enjoy your photos!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Oh, Van Morrison is MINE :))) Love him !!!

24 Aug 2010 5:52pm

@MARIANA: Well it IS a "Mmarvelous night for a Moondance" tonight - full moon rises at 7:30 here in Eastern PA!! Enjoy Now I have that song ringing in my brain probably for the rest of the week! At least it's a dyno-mite song!!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

The best song EVER .. Ever :

Into The Mystic

It just goes here, and I am about to cry ;)))

24 Aug 2010 6:00pm

@MARIANA: Oh Yah that's right - PERFECT

Sunder from Chennai, India

Lovely shot...and title:):)

24 Aug 2010 6:03pm

@Sunder: Hi Sunder- Thank you very much!

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

very smooth

24 Aug 2010 7:26pm

@The MaJor: Thank you Major! :-0

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

The blue hour has come . . . brilliant hues here.

24 Aug 2010 9:04pm

@B.Held: Thank you Brittany! Thank you very much for your supportive comments I do appreciate them, let me assure you :-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great colors you captured in this moonlit sky. I love the last remnant of color along the horizon.

24 Aug 2010 9:14pm

@Steven: Hi Steven - Yup, at least it has a nice color - that's about all I can say....Oh well, don't get me started LOL Have a great evening Steven :-)

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Great colors

24 Aug 2010 10:41pm

@Mohsen: Hi Mohsen - Yes the colors were pretty that evening actually! Thank you very much for tapping in :-0

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

creatively captured! wonderful color. nature is a wonder :)

25 Aug 2010 1:26am

@Tim: Thank you Tim - yes I was really blessed with geat color in the sky that evening! Thanks very much for dropping in.

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Just beautiful ...I've never been able to do this....

25 Aug 2010 1:44am

@Susan: Well I still haven't as far as I am concerned but we keep trying ... Thank you Susan - :-)

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Wonderful! Beautiful tones. I love the title :)

25 Aug 2010 9:23am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow ! That's an impressive sky... so beautiful !

25 Aug 2010 1:50pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I have a venus and crescent moon, probably taken on similar days. Mine was in AZ on the trip. See you soon!

2 Sep 2010 10:39pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Love the streak of pinkish-purple there! Nice capture!!!

6 Sep 2010 3:19am

OLYMPUS E-510
1 second
F/22.0
ISO 400
29 mm

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