As I descended the stairs Friday morning I glanced out the window to see a beautiful scene: the Moon, a day past Full, was setting in the west. Luna was set in a dark but brightening sky, framed by trees still in leaf. I grabbed my camera, cranked open the window, and recorded a few shots. Then I hurredly dressed and headed off for the office. Heading east the brilliant glory of the morning’s sunrise struck me in my eyes and soul. Amazing! I pulled into the first parking lot that afforded any view at all –conditions such as these are so very fleeting– jumped out of the car and produced my “travel” camera. A fine way to start a day: a beautiful moonset and sunrise.
The sky seems on fire. Life is wonderful : you just have to raise eyes to see all the beauty of the world…. and that show have’nt changed for milleniums. Hope that our grandchildren (if ever we have some one day) always see it….
The colors were truly spectacular! One thing the camera did not capture was a silvery quality possessed by the flat jet trail at the top of the picture. It is good to look around, see, and share the beauty that surrounds us. — JG
Gorgeous sunset and sunrise. Nice combination of photos James.
It was a surprising morning! The time of the season and the transitional weather made for interesting picture opportunities. — JG
Wow. Both pictures are phenomenal! I love the moon with the trees framing it. The sunrise is amazing!
Thanks! It is pretty rare to find beautiful views of both the Sun and Moon within minutes of each. The sunrise sky was amazing to look at. — JG