Monday, October 18, 2010

(Day 290) "Major Tom to ground control ..."

Sunday Oct. 17, 2010

"... here am I sitting in my tin can, far above the Moon; Planet Earth is blue, and Saturn's rings are now in view ..." (with apologies to David Bowie).

I thought I'd show you an astronomical photo, or should that be astronomy ? Actually I had a little more phun today - I know, it's supposed to be reserved for phridays, but I've missed so many I'm making up for lost time.

Yesterday I told you about the great day I had enjoying the beauty of the creation. Well to top it off, the Creator also painted this masterpiece when I was on my way home last evening. Sasha didn't mind that I stopped once more to capture it, and since today is Sunset Sunday the timing couldn't have been better.

(10-22mm  f8  1/3 sec  ISO800)

(70-200mm  f8  1/160 sec  ISO200)


Photog Ave said...

Oh how cool is that!?

['รด ] Avery

Scott said...

I don't know how you do it. You just keep stacking up the beauties. Thanks for being here to inspire me.

darlin said...

Phun photo for sure Rick, it's so cool.

I LOVE your sunset, beautiful colors.

Have a wonderful week!

marty said...

tu vis dans un pays magique avec des
formes et des couleurs qu'il n'y a nulle
part ailleurs !
je te souhaite une semaine merveilleuse
et voici quelques bisous de France !

CarreraCaballo said...

Is is possible that you were on Saturn?




Barefoot from Heaven said...

Uhhh...I'll guess it's a curve in the road...please dear Rick to lift the veil and tell me all about it.
Oh and if you went accually to saturn do take us along the next time.
Love them both.
Waiting to hear from you my friend.
Lieve groetjes Dag

becky said...

Wait a minute, how's you get that top photo... are you messin' w/ us?
do tell.

Dawn said...

So how was your trip up there? And how did you get back so fast?
These are breathtaking!

bicocacolors said...

WOW! these are perfect!

imac said...

Its amazing what the mind can get up to or where it will visit, Thats the beauty of it, and even better when its portrayed in photos.

Rick said...

@Photog Ave - LOL - thanks Avery ! Just having way too much phun !

Rick said...

@Scott - thanks Scott ! I think the inspiration is a two-way street !

Rick said...

@darlin - thank you, and thank you Darlene !

The week's off to a good start - hope yours is too !

Rick said...

@marty - merci marty ! Sometimes it feels like I'm out of this world ! ;-)

Always appreciate your visits (and French lessons !). Plein de bisous pour toi from me ! (that's bilingual ;-)

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - anything is possible if you can dream it !

Have a great week Joseph !

Rick said...

@Barefoot from Heaven - Dag, I have a super duper telescope that I connect to my lens and it lets me take pictures of the planets and stars !

No ? You don't believe me ? Well, I do have a telescope, but I made this photo a little closer to home - in the kitchen in fact. I played around with a vase, put some marbles in it, put a flashlight on top pointing down, turned off all other lights, and caught this pattern on the kitchen counter. Ok - my secret is out now ;-)

Fijne dinsdag Dag !

Rick said...

@becky - ok Becky, I 'fessed up to Barefoot From Heaven - previous comment (not nearly as exciting as you might have imagined ;-)

Rick said...

@Dawn - LOL - you'd be surprised at how fast you can go in your imagination !! There AND back !

Rick said...

@bicocacolors - thank you Elena !

Rick said...

@imac - yes, the imagination can be a wonderful thing - taking us places we couldn't otherwise get to !

Thanks mac !

Lisa said...

Wow.. The top image . Not sure what you captured but wow..
Beautiful...Just Beautiful Suset.

Rick said...

@Lisa - my interplanetary travel ;-)

See previous reply to a comment for the secret - shhh.

Thanks Lisa !

Katherine said...

Rick that first photo is out of this world...quite literally! Absolutely awesome!!
And your sunset shot is just glorious!

Rick said...

@Katherine - LOL - thanks Katherine ! Lots of phun experimenting, and that sunset just capped a glorious day !