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Last Days of the Cold Moon - 1

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 12 January 2013 in Plant & Nature.

This was shot on Thursday morning, 10 January 2013. which was the very last day of the waning crescent December ("Cold") moon. Only 5% of the moon is visible here on the Moon's last morning as "Cold." When Moon returns, he shall be known as the "Wolf Moon."

Here, Moon and Venus seem to be having a "communicaton thing" going on with that cool space age looking tower down there. Perhaps it was serving as a translator :-) Besides, I needed some kind of "foreground element" and the wind was blowing the grasses around way too much to use them in any particular way...( but, If you look closely, you CAN see their vague presence here in the lower portion of the frame).

On Monday, I will present the moon as it appeared on January 9 which was exactly one day BEFORE this shot.....I know, I know...as usual, I am turned around...Those who know me will understand.

All of this confusion is primarily because tomorrow's shot and text is sort of a "Sunday" kind of post and I did not want to mess around with switching things. Heck, I am random enough as it is.

Thanks everyone :-)

OLYMPUS E-510 5/8 seconds F/4.9 ISO 100 190 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

OLYMPUS E-510
5/8 seconds
F/4.9
ISO 100
190 mm

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