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#1 Randolph Jay

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:43 PM

Just finished a completely graphite sketch of Langrenus. Wonderful shadows and details. Used my 8" Dob with a 6mm plossl. It was truly a lovely sight with some moments of good seeing. Hands were feeling quite stiff and numb even with gloves with the tips cut off. Endymion was very well placed but I stuck with Langrenus. Hot chocolate will help!
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#2 Chopin

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:34 AM

Beautiful, Randolph! I especially love the way you've captured the subtle rays to the left of the crater!

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:05 AM

Thank you so much Jason. I suspect sketching will soon be " in winter hibernation " as the nights grow colder :bawling:
I can wear several layers and feel fine but just can't seem to deal with frozen fingers.
Regards and clear skies,
Randolph

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:20 AM

Thank you so much Jason. I suspect sketching will soon be " in winter hibernation " as the nights grow colder :bawling:
I can wear several layers and feel fine but just can't seem to deal with frozen fingers.
Regards and clear skies,
Randolph


:lol: I can relate completely. I'm about 90 miles the way of the crow northeast of you. As long as there's no wind I can sketch down to 20ºF. If there are winds...fuggetaboutit.

#5 Randolph Jay

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:35 AM

Now tell me how you know "fuggetaboutit".... :jump:
Yes, it's the wind that's the "deal breaker" and last night...just so :coldday:

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:43 AM

Lovely sketch!

#7 Randolph Jay

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:46 AM

Many "thanks" Jef.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:03 AM

Randolph,

Fantastic sketch of crater Langrenus. All the great details are there in superb relief.

Frank :)

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:46 AM

> Hot chocolate will help!


Of course, I like that too.

Wonderful sketch!

#10 Randolph Jay

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:49 AM

Thank you Frank. Still think I prefer the black sketch paper/pastels technique for lunar sketching. What a breathtaking vista ( as you well know ) during moments of good seeing.
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#11 Randolph Jay

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:55 AM

Oh yes Uwe, the hot chocolate did indeed take some of the chill away. Also topped it with a layer of warm, heavy cream.
Very good stuff.
Randolph

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:33 PM

Randolph,

Very good sketch of Crater Langrenus :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#13 Randolph Jay

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:42 AM

Thank you Tom.






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