Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Vernal Equinox plus four minutes

Venus, the Moon, and a neighbor's house, viewed from the bow window of my mom's house at 8:12 PM Tuesday, March 20, 2007.

My mom is a QVC addict. Loves to watch. Likes to buy, sometimes, but mostly just watches. She calls it her "Wish Book", a reference to the old Sears, Roebuck & Co. Christmas catalog. When we were kids we would look at all the toys in it and imagine what it would be like to have them and play with them. Each Christmas Santa would bring a few, not many, but in our imaginations we had already played with them all. And that's what QVC is like for her: window shopping, a Wish Book, an act of imagination.

Anyway. She was watching QVC at 8:07 PM, and they did a countdown to the Equinox. That's pretty cool. I doubt CNN did something like that.

Picture details: This was taken with a Nikon Coolpix L4 in "Night Landscape" mode, using the self-timer to improve image stability. Camera was hand-held and pressed against the frame and glass of a window for stability. Either vibration in my hand or internal reflections in the glass have resulted in multiple image distortions in the Moon and Venus when viewed under high magnification. So don't do that, OK?


Domestic Zookeeper said...

Dood! You missed your calling. Those are spectacular images. Even my photoshop expertise couldn't make them prettier. You should think about selling the prints. :)

D.B. Echo said...

Love, I am in a state of being and becoming. So long as I draw breath, I have not missed my calling. I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

tiffany said...

l-o-v-e LOVE that picture.

it makes me want to draw swirlies in it's background...
like in 'a starry night.'

it's beautiful.
even without the swirls.

(and i can't paint for shit, anyhow)

Betz said...

Tiffany, I love your comment.
Harold, they are both right, gorgeous pictures.
My sister is in that same boat with your Mom...the QVC wish list, just for different reasons.