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#1 David Gray

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Posted 11 April 2024 - 09:18 AM

Previous evening the Total Eclipse was just getting underway with the Sun already at the horizon; little hope of anything here, and it was overcast anyway……..

 

The following evening a prospect of a very fine promising-looking night I was out assessing prospects for a Pons-Brooks sighting.  That was already looking unlikely, then I spotted the very slim crescent Moon approaching the treeline.

 

Using the 12x65s I was pleasantly surprised to already catch good glimpses of the Earthshine…..with enough time I set up for a view in the darkening sky with the 20x100s.

 

Currently the hedgerows round about are thick with Blackthorn/Sloe Blossom – looking like snow. With a mixture of Hawthorn; and where the latter leafs before blossom, the Sloe does the opposite...The tree front of the Moon I think will be an Ash just coming, fuzzily from >0.5 mile, into leaf.  Of course being April the blooming of Dandelions is ongoing - oft a disliked flower, but always a springtime favourite of mine.  As it was, I happily learned, with W.H, Steavenson….the story goes his niece, at his funeral, placed a bouquet of them on his coffin.

 

As I mentioned in my Pons-Brooks thread: lost to me now – but the view here a nice alternative and of course the eclipse an absolute no hoper here…..Dave.

 

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Posted 11 April 2024 - 10:45 AM

David,

 

Beautiful sketch. Just exactly as it looked.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 11 April 2024 - 10:46 AM

A surreal capture of a sight I seldom see from home because of obstructions.As is so often the case with your renditions,we can feel the experience as much as we can see it.'Brilliant' all over again David!


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Posted 11 April 2024 - 10:51 AM

David,

 

Very nice sketch of Slender Crescent Moon Setting smile.gif .

 

CDS,KLU,

 

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Posted 12 April 2024 - 08:07 AM

Dear David what a serene view the slender crescent moon with the beautiful pale blue earthshine radiating from our mother earth setting next to my newly found most favorite tree I love this view & I thank you for sharing  it here giving me so much, it's magical!

Clearest Skies ahead .

Best Regards Always Jon 


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Posted 12 April 2024 - 09:31 AM

Most exquisite sketch of the extra thin crescent Moon from you, my dear friend, David. 

Delightful colours all round!

 

Please inform me of the piece of classical music you have in your head. 

 

Clear skies from Aubrey.  


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#7 David Gray

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Posted 15 April 2024 - 04:14 PM

Many Thanks Frank, Michael, Tom, Jon, Aubrey and the Likers……smile.gif

 

Aubrey: funnily during my search for an unrelated matter I have just today chanced upon the lovely Jane Powell singing Magic Is The Moonlight….Not really classical, I guess tho’, and I think will go for the 5th movement of Beethoven’s 6th/ Pastoral.  After all there is actually little of moonlight in the scene, but very much of twilight…..

 

Thanks again all,
Dave

 

I mentioned my fondness of dandelions….here a photo sneakily taken by my wife (2013 May)….

me checking out my home-made finder; and watching fascinated by the static-agility of a hovering kestrel. 

 

The garden each year remains wild until the dandies have clocked off……!.

Dandelions 2013 May.jpg

 

 


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Posted 15 April 2024 - 06:27 PM

Very nice

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Posted 17 April 2024 - 05:42 AM

My Thanks Herodotus......smile.gif




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