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the invisible eclipse moon

alas, the much-ballyhooed lunar eclipse of July 27, 2018 was not visible to north americans. however, on the very early morning of the 28th, the gorgeous full moon, after the eclipse, was making its way to the horizon in the western skies. from my home in st. catharines, ontario, i have a western exposure and can usually see the moon in the early morning… this one was special as it was a copper or orange colour on a clear, dark blue morning sky. photographed with my 150mm-600mm lens and then interpolated to enlarge for printing, i am rather happy with this one! ūüėČ

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: miscellaneous & still life

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mushroom and a half

 

with solomon’s¬†pillars behind me for now, i continued further into the park and was greeted by this duo: the rock formations known as ‘mushroom and a half’.

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sphinx

continuing further into timna¬†park, we come to the rock formation known as the sphinx. alas, because of lighting conditions and the realization that i was on a strict ‘time budget’, this was the only vantage point that made sense…

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spiral rock

about 1/2 an hour north of eilat, in the very south of israel, is timna park. it is set in the beautifully magnificent timna valley of the negev desert. the area is rich in copper ore and has been mined for thousands of years. amongst the hiking trails, the various buildings and remnants of copper mines that make up the park, is a collection of natural land and rock formations: natural sculptures, if you will. for that day, that was my mission Рto discover and photograph the major landmarks.

alas, once again lighting was not on my side: it was clear blue skies for as far as the eye could see; that and the dust which hung in the area as we looked due east. with that in mind, we took a cursory glance along all the roads of the park to get a sense of the majesty we had seen in pictures. by the latter half of the afternoon, as the sun was getting lower, i set out to photograph those natural sculptures: the first such stop is spiral rock.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: landscapes

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