(These stills for the Nighttime challenge are from a video camera on zoom.)
Eclipse 2011 (1)
Eclipse 2011 (2)
Eclipse 2011 (3)
Ship all lit up – a drinking vessel or a booze cruise?
great take on the challenge – and loved the ending “booze cruise” shot –
That ship must have really powerful generators!
The moon and darkness–my favorite things! 🙂 I am channeling my inner “bat!”
Ooooooh! The vampire strikes again!
Great shots, Col . . . full of spirits!
Of every type, indeed!
There’s poetry in those shots and a few ghost stories.
Eclipses, in particular, have attracted a lot of writing!
All big and lit up – no wonder moths get excited about the moon 🙂
They get deeply annyoyed, though, that for some reason they can’t quite seem to reach it.
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the equivalent of “are we there yet?” “almost” ?
Love those moon shots Col…..very evocative
I also find them so! And the actual process from a ‘strangeness’ as the shadow touched, right through to the re-emergence, was quite fascinating.
Perhaps the revellers on the vessel are re-enacting some primitive drinking ritual to ensure the moon’s re-emergence — it clearly worked!
The only teensy weensy fault in that logic is that the ship blazed away in 2009 and the moon hid its face in 2011 …
Mere detail, mere detail…
Lovely! The moon is one of night time’s divine goddesses.
And is extra interesting when going through ‘phases’ in fast motion!
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I like the eclipse shots, maybe that is what they are having on the booze cruise! 😉
One wonders … 🙂
great shots. have always wanted to experience an eclipse. Must be mighty odd to suddenly find yourself in darkness
Nothing sudden about it. It creeps – and the light gets progressively creepier. One would think it would be the same as a part moon from full to new, but somehow it isn’t!
oh dear, my dream has gone belly-up then!
I love watching an eclipse. It’s something so simple but so amazing at the same time
It sends those without any knowledge of astronomy into total heebies – as beloved by fiction writers from H Rider Haggard on.
Love the night shots, Col 🙂
There should be more of those. They have a lot of black in them which saves computer energy!
Excellent eclipse shots, Col! The “drinking vessel” made me smile. I do miss seeing those ships from my window, now that we’re in Florida.
You always seem to have compensation from your own window!
most unusual, interesting tho xxx
Doesn’t happen often, indeed!
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