Saturday, May 14, 2011

Outstanding imagery

yer, i know, another somewhat misleading title, since there are no pictures nor poetry on this post.  However, have just come back from the local newsagent with my usual weekly wasted dose of dead trees - the "Weekend Australian", the Bathurst "Advocate" .. and the "Sydney Morning Herald".

Yes, was aware that there was some sort of concurrent  'celestial confluence'; but - while i live on a hilltop, and a long way from the pollution of 'city lights' - the skies around here have recently been somewhat occluded (head in clouds? Nah, seriously, have not seen a 'clear night sky' for some time - low level atmospherics. Missed the Leonid and Geminid meteor showers also).

There is an image published in the SMH that is one of the 'classics', astounding. Have had an interest in photography for some time, and know that "being in the right place at the right time" is vital, but difficult to
achieve. Conjunctions, confluences, lighting, timing.

Brendan Esposito has nailed an image that may well be one of the classics for all time (well, if not 'photoshopped', hopefully).

Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Mars .. at dusk, floating above the Sydney Opera House.

I did try to see if i could snaffle it but, sensibly, seems to be not netvailable.

[edited 8.43pm]

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