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#1 rolandlinda3

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:53 PM

July 6, 2009 about 9:45 pm EDT; 15 minute sketch
8x56 binocular & eyes alone
Pastels on light grey paper

We were outside to catch a glimpse of the international space station that was to appear in the SW but clouds had overtaken that part of the sky. The low moon was rising but was also being overtaken with clouds. Setup was so fast we did not even turn off a nearby light. It was fortuitous. The rapidly changing scene was beautiful with a binocular but the light highlighted the purple and green butterfly bush that was 15 feet away. The moon was reduced to an area of golden glow in cloud within 20 minutes.

Watchfulness and alertness are terms used quite often in reference to admonitions for Christians because situations change quickly. In 2 Timothy 4:2 this concept is embodied in the phrase: “be prepared in season and out of season”. I thought of the scripture as I finished the sketch, which would not have been possible without having learned to be ready to record a scene quickly before conditions change.

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#2 markseibold

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 11:26 PM

Roland

Beautiful sketch :bow: :bow: :bow: I especially like the close foreground foliage and how you rendered great depth of field with near and far objects in one work. It's a masterpiece!

You've artfully captured all the changes within moments. Thanks for sharing this.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:06 AM

Roland,

Lovely, moody capture. Very well done. :bow: :rainbow: :cool:

Frank :)

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:44 AM

Roland,

A beautiful observation of the golden Moon in foreground light. We must always be prepared as you point out. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 03:09 PM

Beautiful 15 min sketch, Roland!

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 03:41 PM

Thank you. Quite a miraculous setting we live in....with a mixture of terrestrial and outer space objects that provide so many unique and changing scenes.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:35 PM

Great sketch Roland. I love the colors. Someone send me some clear skies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 04:21 PM

Wish I could. We have not had a good observing night for many nights....unless you got up at 2 am local and observed for 2 hours prior to sun rise. I just cannot make my body do it.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:20 PM

Beautiful sketch Roland!

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:01 PM

Thank you. Quite a miraculous setting we live in....with a mixture of terrestrial and outer space objects that provide so many unique and changing scenes.


Absolutely! I always enjoys your and Linda's sketches, Roland. :rainbow: Beautifully done.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 07:07 AM

Beautifully done, Roland. Ilke the way Luna is framed as well as the foregound colors. You seized the moment.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 10:01 AM

great sketch of the rising of the moon, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 12:19 PM

Thanks all. Hope to see the sky this month again, but so far I have not seen much in the "before" midnight part of the evening.






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