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#1 rolandlinda3

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 04:57 PM

Within just a few feet of a sketch done quite a while ago ( old sketch ), I gathered a few friends to watch the moon rise. The orange slit brought the oooo's and ahhhhh's but the rapid rise brought more comments. It's always a treat to catch the rise with some newbies that have never really aimed to deliberately catch it before. The next day I sketched the scene from memory.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 04:59 PM

Woops...computer malfunction...let's try the image again

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#3 Tommy5

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 06:38 PM

great sketch, very pretty scene.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:21 PM

Roland,

Wonderful sketch. I watched a moonset from the San Gabriel mtns back in the spring of 1990. Your wonderful sketch brought me back there. :waytogo:

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:43 PM

Thanks Frank and Tommy. I just don't get tired of seeing them. I am afraid I would stop a car, stop walking, or whatever to see one. Roland

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:01 AM

Roland

Beautiful rendering! :bow: :bow: :bow: Your foreground touches add great depth and a sense of impressionistic realism to the scene.

I have taken many photos of moonrise/moonsets, sunrise/sunsets but there is something about a hand sketched rendering that says so much more.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:48 PM

Roland,

That's a beautiful moment, captured in a sketch.

Very enjoyable. :rainbow:

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 07:36 PM

Thanks Rony. I have noticed that your recent observing is with a 4 inch....new or just a return to an old friend?? We have sured enjoyed our 4 inch. Roland

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:16 PM

Roland,

A beautiful observation of the Moon rising over the San Gabriel Mountains through your binoculars. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos






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