Saturday, August 4, 2012

Moonlit Landscape

A couple of practice shots with the moon lighting up the front range.  I'm getting ready for a few night sky projects coming up and wanted to get my gear back in working order after taking a month off from time-lapse photography.

Green Mountain and NCAR - Boulder, CO

The recently burned peak of Bear Mountain - Boulder, CO
   Right when I went outside I was presented with the beautiful triangular formation of two planets and a bright star setting behind the front range.  Saturn sits atop the trio with red-orange Mars clockwise, followed by the binary star Spica.  This picture was taken 74 hours before the Curiosity Rover is set to touch down on the red planet in a thrilling Entry, Descent, and Landing.

Saturn, Mars, and Spica form a triangle above Bear Mountain, Boulder, CO

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