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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

 

Follow this blog for a while, and you will find me talking about something about our terrestrial neighborhood.  This picture really stands out to me as the purest example of the word Solitary.  The moon just might be one of the most photographed solitary objects I know of.  My shot really holds me because of the inky black surrounding the brighter object that seems to be trying to escape into the darkness itself.

It is almost funny to think that it has been 43 years since man first set foot on the most remote place human beings have ever personally laid eyes on.  That moment when the late Neil Armstrong stood  alone 250,000 miles away from home doesn’t get much more solitary than that.

This early spring shot was my first attempt at shooting the moon, and I was really quite taken with the power of the picture, and I hope you will be too.

 

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That’s No Moon…

Well you probably know the rest.  I had intended to post a picture of the “super-sized” moon we had last night.  It was the closest the moon would be to our Earth for a good long time.  Alas, in my region of the world, the view was obscured by the thick steel gray cloud cover.  On the up side we did get some spring-like precipitation in the area, in the form of some thunderstorms.  So I just thought I would share my version of a super moon with you today.

I did provide some links below to some pictures others took of the event.  Please feel free to enjoy those at your leisure.

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Nestled in the Alps, this Swiss town is still covered in a “blanket” of clouds as the Moon, and Venus set with the rising sun.  Photographer David Kaplan captured a very serene moment that is wonderful for sharing early in the morning.  It kind of makes the bitter cold temperatures we are currently experiencing here in my corner of the world seem a little more bearable.  After all who would mind a little cold and snow, if they knew such beautiful scenes can be seen in the frozen times of the year?

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