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Jul 302013
 

Have you ever been up close to the infamous Hollywood sign?  I’ve seen it many times on visits to the LA area as well as many more times on the screen.  But, this is the first time I got up so close.  And whereas other photos I took on this little beauty of a hike show more of a close-up of the sign, I happen to like this one.  I mean, who doesn’t love the night sky?  I sure do.  I started up the trail with the sun still up, but I wandered around a bit and took my time.  Eventually, the sun set and the stars started showing themselves.  Orion and Venus became prominent.  Quiet and Hollywood don’t often go together, but they sure did here on this night.

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Feb 192013
 

One evening, not long ago, I stepped out onto my back deck and looked up.  Wow.  An incredibly prominent ring around the moon was not only visible, but quite bright, as well.  So, duh, I set up camera and tripod to see what I could capture.  I love the night sky, especially in winter, and I don’t make nearly enough images of something I have only to look up to see.  Well, on this night, it was all here: moon with ring; the twins Castor and Pollux of Gemini inside the ring on the left; orion half in and half out, with its belt right on the ring in the lower right; and Jupiter just outside the ring, shining brightly in the upper right.  The blessings of a heavenly angel shining its cosmic energies down to Earth.

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 Heavenly Angel  February 19, 2013  Night Sky Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »