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|Description ||Summer Solstice 2005 at Mitchell's Fold. The two luminaries did a wonderful job here. Great to have them at opposing places in the sky as the sun set, then the moon curved above Corndon Hill during the night. My camera did not pick this up brilliantly, but with some tweeking I've managed to give this something to see. Is the brighter of these stars a planet?|
What profoundly impacted me, is that the sky to the NW never quite lost its glow after sunset; the glow just moved across to the NE, then grew for the sunrise. I had a sense of the planet being angled towards the sun; that was new for me. I had a sense of being upon this planet, and a vague but strong grasping of a relationship with the earth and the heavens. Very meaningful.
Even in the relative darkness, I was not afraid or spooked. I went up to the Cow Stone some 600 metres away, and managed about an hour of sleep using its length as shelter from the wind, and I was comfortable. Moonlit shadows were clear. A memorable night.
|That is one of the most impressive photos I've ever seen on the Portal! The grain really adds something and is very much like the grainy photos you could get in the old fashioned dark room. Surprised the planets registered so well. Great words as well as a great photograph.|
|Thankyou; I was not sure at all what to think of the photo, and spent ages tinkering to show something, then deliberating over whether or not to crop the image. In the end, I thought I'd just post it anyhow; I wanted to document the moon's presence that night, and considered this my best shot.|
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