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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 11:48 AM

In the night of October the first, our old two masts Aquarellia was anchoring close to the harbour of Porquerolles, one of the three "Provencal golden islands".
At one o’clock in the night I wake me up,... maybe ‘cause of some wave noise? I was surprised by seeing the Orion’s belt stars and M42 rising close to the local ‘Sainte Agathe’ fort up the hill. With my 7x50 binoculars I sketch this original encounter, the mythic Orion warrior at the rear of a real castle.
The French coast, here in the north, is full of light pollution but to my surprise, the castle illumination was the only light in the sight. The island is not so close to the polluted coast, so the Orion’s constellation was pure in the dark while rising.
This watercolour was made on board with local salt water :grin:
I hope you enjoy

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#2 Tamas Bognar

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:00 PM

I really like your drawings sentiment.
:)

#3 Asbytec

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 01:05 AM

I agree, that perspective is quite nice. Thanks.

#4 SusanY

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:56 AM

Wow, that is really beautiful.

#5 dweller25

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:54 AM

Very nice drawing

#6 niteskystargazer

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 02:44 PM

Michel,

Very good sketch of Orion :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#7 frank5817

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:24 PM

Michel,


A lovely sketch of Orion's belt and sword.

Frank :)

#8 Jef De Wit

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:43 PM

This watercolour was made on board with local salt water

:goodjob:

#9 mikesemmler

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:09 PM

Wow, Michel - great job

#10 stray1

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 01:46 AM

Wow! And I thought I had a cool view while walking down the sidewalk after an early morning jog. The Orion neb always causes my heart to skip a beat.

Wonderful sketch!

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#11 Aquarellia

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:42 PM

Oh thank you for your nice comments guys ! I really appreciate this. I hope you will all have a nice dark sky soon !
Michel

#12 Andrev

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:19 AM

Oh wow Michel. Another so beautiful sketch with landscape. You are so talented in that matter... Post it on astro-quebec, Louise will like it very much.

Andre.

#13 JeanB

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:28 AM

Very nice, Michel. Always good to see your fine art!

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#14 Aquarellia

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:00 PM

Thank you Jean and André ! So, ok, this sketch is on Quebec too... thanks to you






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